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Want Romance This Valentine's Day? Help Your Sweetie Avoid Allergy and Asthma Triggers

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Romance is the name of the game on Valentine’s Day, and keeping sneezing, wheezing and watery eyes out of the mix helps put everyone more in the mood for love. Here are five tips from ACAAI to help make your Valentine’s Day special.

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Lung Transplantation, Donor Lung Allocation Policy

UNC Expert Publishes Commentary About Recent Change in Donor Lung Allocation Policy

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Dr. Thomas Egan of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine says that a recent change in donor lung allocation policy was long overdue. However, because the change happened over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in response to litigation, it came as a “tsunami” that was “sudden, unexpected, and may have huge consequences.”

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Temple University Hospital Ranked #1 in the Nation for Lung Transplant Volume in 2017

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Temple University Hospital (TUH) performed 131 lung transplants in calendar year 2017, making it the number 1 volume program in the nation according to data just released by the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS).

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Past Exposures Shape Immune Response in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Infections

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By analyzing immune cells of children who came to the emergency department with flu symptoms, researchers found that the suite of genes these early-response cells expressed was shaped by factors such as age and previous exposures to viruses. Better understanding how early infections influence long-term immune response has implications for the diagnosis and treatment of young patients who suffer from acute respiratory tract infections.

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Asthma Costs the U.S. Economy More than $80 Billion Per Year

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Asthma costs the U.S. economy more than $80 billion annually in medical expenses, missed work and school days and deaths, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Researchers Demonstrate RAS Dimers Are Essential for Cancer

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Researchers at UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center have shown that RAS molecules act in pairs, known as dimers, to cause cancer, findings that could help guide them to a treatment.

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Save the Date! Cover ATS 2018 in San Diego

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Beginning on May 20*, the ATS 2018 International Conference in San Diego will give journalists like you what they have come to expect from the biggest gathering of scientists and clinicians in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. Register now

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Bad Air Quality Along Utah’s Wasatch Front Causes More Than 200 Cases of Pneumonia Each Year

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Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia.

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Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients Face Barriers to Receiving Standard-of-Care Treatment

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Despite decades of clinical research establishing chemotherapy with thoracic radiation as the standard-of-care for the initial management of non-metastatic small-cell lung cancer (SCLC), a large percentage of U.S. patients do not receive these treatments and in turn have lower overall survival, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Penn Medicine Chief Scientific Officer Receives Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Jonathan A. Epstein, MD, executive vice dean and chief scientific officer of Penn Medicine, has received a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Outstanding Investigator Award. The highly competitive award provides long-term support to “an experienced investigator with an outstanding record of research productivity.” In issuing the award, the NHLBI, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, described Epstein as “an outstanding, pioneering investigator” and “a gold standard role model for physician-scientists in the field.”







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