May 16, 2013
New Blood Test Finds Allergies Before Implant Surgery
A growing number of patients learn of allergies to new hips and knees only after surgery is done. Imagine what Paula Spurlock must have been going through. Shortly after having a hip replaced in 2011, the trouble started. “I had horrible itching, really bad migraines and intense pain throughout my body,” she said. “I couldn’t take it. Every single thing in me itched.” Karin Pacheco, MD and her team at National Jewish Health have come up with an alternative to allergy patch skin testing, developing the first blood test that can detect allergies to nickel. Read more.
May 14, 2013
National Jewish Health Renames K-8 School for Chronically Ill Children in Honor of Morgridge Family
The school on campus for 90 chronically ill children has been renamed to recognize the long-time support and commitment to education and health on campus by John and Carrie Morgridge and the Morgridge Family Foundation. The Kunsberg School on the main National Jewish Health campus is now named the Morgridge Academy. Read more.
May 2, 2013
Pediatric Allergist Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Earns Distinguished Clinician Award
Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health,received the 2013 Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). He was chosen in recognition of contributions toward cutting-edge clinical and translational research in atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema. Read more.
April 19, 2013
Genome Study Suggests New Strategies for Understanding and Treating Pulmonary Fibrosis
In findings published online in Nature Genetics on April 14, 2013, researchers at National Jewish Health, the University of Colorado and several other institutions found a number of genes associated with host defense, cell-cell adhesion and DNA repair, which provide clues to possible mechanisms underlying this currently untreatable disease. Read more.
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