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Fellowship: It’s Lonely at the Top
May 23, 2019 - Meredith Greer, MD, shares advice on how not to feel alone during fellowship. This post is a part of our Life as a Fellow blog post series.
It Starts With Turquoise
May 16, 2019 - Dr. Mariam Louis breaks down what Turquoise Takeover means for National Women's Lung Health Week—let us stand together and start with turquoise. It is time that we bring it to the forefront.
Hot in CHEST May 2019
May 06, 2019 - Each month, we ask our Social Media Co-Editors of CHEST, to weigh in on the hot topics in CHEST. It's May, so let's hear from one of our co-editors, Dr. Kaul, as he outlines his highlights.
Clean Air
May 01, 2019 - This Air Quality Awareness Week, Douglas E. Masini, RRT, EdD, FCCP poses a thoughtful question: When discussing clean air, how many people consider the composition of quality air, what is in the air that we breathe today, and the healthful (or hurtful) components of the air?
Air Quality Awareness Week (AQAW) Index
April 29, 2019 - AQAW is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service and will be held April 29 to May 3, 2019. The theme for this year is “Check the Air Quality Index (AQI) & Get Outside.” Utilize the AQI to determine your level of outdoor activity.
The Cost-Effectiveness of Corticosteroids for the Treatment of CAP: Q&A With Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD
April 18, 2019 - We followed up with Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD, co-author of the article "The Cost-Effectiveness of Corticosteroids for the Treatment of Community-Acquired Pneumonia" featured in the April 2019 issue of the journal CHEST®️.
Hot in CHEST April 2019
April 16, 2019 - Each month, we ask our Social Media Co-Editors of CHEST, to weigh in on the hot topics in CHEST. It's April, so let's hear from Dr. Ramachandran as he outlines his highlights.
World TB Day 2019: It’s Time!
March 24, 2019 - March 24 is World TB Day, observed on the anniversary of Robert Koch’s original report of his discovery of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacillus. Dr. Luke Davis gives his insights on ending this public health crisis.
Sleep: It Does a Body Good
March 22, 2019 - Dr. Nancy Stewart contributes to Sleep Awareness Month by sharing some tips and tricks on how to best improve our sleep and sleep practices.
Aspirin Use and Respiratory Morbidity in COPD Q&A With Ashraf Fawzy, MD, MPH
March 19, 2019 - We followed up with Ashraf Fawzy, MD, MPH, co-author of the article "Aspirin Use and Respiratory Morbidity in COPD" featured in the March 2019 issue of the journal CHEST®️.
March CHEST and MedPage Today #pulmCCMPT Twitter Chat: Sleep in the ICU
March 15, 2019 - Join CHEST and MedPage Today on Thursday, March 21, at 7 pm Central/8 pm Eastern as we discuss another hot topic in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. The topic? How quality of sleep can affect patient outcomes in the ICU.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Needs PR: Global Insights
March 13, 2019 - It's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week and Dr. Sai Praveen Haranath discusses the global need for awareness of pulmonary rehabilitation and popularizing this relatively low-cost but effective intervention.
Hot in Journal CHEST® March 2019
March 05, 2019 - Each month, we ask our Social Media Co-Editors of CHEST, to weigh in on the hot topics in CHEST. It's March, so let's hear from Dr. Boka as he outlines his highlights.
Leveraging Circadian Cues to Improve ICU Outcomes
March 01, 2019 - We admit critically ill patients to the ICU. Stick tubes and needles in their bodies. Restrain them. Disturb them constantly day and night. Deprive them of natural light. Feed them around the clock. Give them high doses of drugs that alter brain function …Then we ask, “What pill will fix this?” This Sleep Awareness Month, Dr. Melissa P. Knauert discusses efforts to address sleep in the ICU.
“Good for you!”: Reflections on Being a Black Female Physician
February 20, 2019 - "As an African American female physician, I represent a minority of a minority—only 5% of US physicians are African American and, worse still, only 2% of US physicians are African American women." This Black History Month, Dr. Chidinma Chima-Melton shares the importance of representation and changing perceptions in medicine.
#WomenInMedicine
February 18, 2019 - Women are harnessing the power of social media as a tool to bring awareness to workplace gender discrepancies, including gender discrimination and sexual harassment. Read Dr. Khan's take on the importance of #WomenInMedicine.
Patent Foramen Ovale: A Cause for Refractory Hypoxemia
February 08, 2019 - It's National Heart Healthy Month and Dr. Jacqueline Greer discusses how patent foramen ovale (PFO) is diagnosed, the causes, and when PFO closure should be considered.
Hot in Journal CHEST® February 2019
February 01, 2019 - Each month, we ask our Social Media Co-Editors of CHEST, to weigh in on the hot topics in CHEST. It's February, so let's hear from one of our co-editors, Dr. Viren Kaul, as he outlines his highlights.
Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination on Hospitalizations and Risk Factors for Severe Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients With COPD Q&A With Co-Author Sunita Mulpuru, MD
January 30, 2019 - We followed up with Sunita Mulpuru, MD, co-author of the article "Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccination on Hospitalizations and Risk Factors for Severe Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients With COPD" featured in the January 2019 issue of the journal CHEST®️.
5 CHEST Blogs You Loved in 2018
January 14, 2019 - Throughout 2018, there were many blogs written on a variety of topics, but a few highly resonated with CHEST readers. See which five blogs in 2018 received the most attention.
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