December 2, 2013
Bronchial Thermoplasty Shows Long-Term Effectiveness for Asthma
The beneficial effects of bronchial thermoplasty, a non-pharmacologic treatment for asthma, last at least five years, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions. The therapy, in which heat is applied to a patient’s airways during a bronchoscopy procedure, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in April 2010. Read more.
October 29, 2013
Taking the Food Allergy Fear out of Halloween
Halloween can be a frightening time for a growing number of families who deal with food allergies. One in 12 children are affected by allergies to foods. Many Halloween candies contain common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs. Get tips for trick or treating safely. Read more.
October 22, 2013
Researchers Discover How Cancer 'Invisibility Cloak' Works
Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how a lipid secreted by cancer tumors prevents the immune system from mounting an immune response against it. When lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) binds to killer T cells, it acts almost like an “invisibility cloak,” preventing T cells from recognizing and attacking nascent tumors. Read more.
September 23, 2013
Millions Treated for Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed
It’s estimated that more than 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, but there is growing concern that many are being misdiagnosed or under-diagnosed and may be suffering from untreated conditions. Read more.
September 17, 2013
Leading Denver-Based Hospitals Plan to Partner
National Jewish Health, known worldwide for its treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and SCL Health System, the nonprofit parent of Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver’s largest private teaching hospital, today announced they have signed a letter of intent to create a new jointly managed entity that will expand high-quality, affordable health care for patients and families. Read more.
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