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HRSA Black Lung Clinics Programs awards for FY2020

Category : Uncategorized

A total of 15 Black Lung Clinic Programs were given funding by HRSA to continue their great work! The total amount awarded is approximately $11.2 million. Our very own program at the University of Illinois – Chicago was one of those who received funding. Click here for more information.


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“The collapse of coal: pandemic accelerates Appalachia job losses”- The Guardian

Category : Covid-19

Click here to read a Guardian article on how the coal industry has been impacted by Covid-19.


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American Thoracic Society (ATS) Advice Regarding COVID-19 For Pulmonary Function Laboratories

“Concern has been raised that pulmonary function testing could represent a potential avenue for COVID 19 transmission due to the congregation of patients with lung disease and because of the potential for coughing and droplet formation surrounding pulmonary function testing procedures. We recognize that most patients are screened for symptoms and travel before entry into our health care systems, but it is more difficult to screen and assess pulmonary patients who are more likely to have respiratory symptoms unrelated to COVID 19. There remain many unknowns about the possibility of transmission in this setting and the data are in evolution; however, the risks of transmission may be significant, and likely vary based on the prevalence of the virus in the community and the age, severity of lung disease and presence of immunosuppression.”
Visit this link to learn more: https://www.thoracic.org/professionals/clinical-resources/disease-related-resources/pulmonary-function-laboratories.php


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