Samuel Gluck Leaves Endowment to Fund Indigent Patients' Care
December 23, 2009
Indigent patients at National Jewish Health have received an early holiday gift: a permanent endowment established to pay for their care thanks to the generosity of the late Samuel Gluck of Southfield, who left a bequest to create the Fannie Gluck and Katy Bodansky Endowment for Indigent Care.
National Jewish Health Launches Oncology Division
December 22, 2009
National Jewish Health has established a new Cancer Center, which will focus on diagnosing and treating lung cancer.
Lipid Blocks RSV Infection
December 22, 2009
Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered that a naturally occurring lipid in the lung can prevent RSV infection and inhibit spread of the virus after an infection is established.
On 110th Anniversary, National Jewish Health Gives Thanks to Colorado
December 11, 2009
One hundred and ten years ago today (Dec. 11), the National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives opened its doors on the corner of Colfax Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. The brainstorm of a remarkable woman named Frances Wisebart Jacobs and a young rabbi named William Friedman, the hospital was created to serve indigent people suffering from tuberculosis.
National Jewish Health Celebrates 110th Anniversary with Healthcare and Leadership Symposium
December 10, 2009
National Jewish Health celebrates its 110th anniversary today and tomorrow with a healthcare and leadership symposium featuring keynote addresses by Colorado Governor Bill Ritter and Duke Energy President, CEO and Chairman James Rogers.
Eating Well Throughout the Holiday Season
December 8, 2009
The holidays are a great time to celebrate with friends, family and co-workers, but all that celebrating can make it difficult to eat healthy. National Jewish Health Dietician Carrie Gleeksman offers the following tips to help keep you from over indulging this holiday season.
National Jewish Health to Collect Food to Benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies and Volunteers of America
December 1, 2009
National Jewish Health will use the occasion of its 110th anniversary and holiday celebration to host a food drive to benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies and Volunteers of America.
National Jewish Health to Manage Intensive Care Units at Swedish Medical Center
November 30, 2009
Building upon an existing relationship between the two central Denver hospitals, National Jewish Health has begun managing critical care services for the intensive care unit at HealthOne Swedish Medical Center.
Food Allergy Tips for the Holidays
November 25, 2009
All during the year, the possibility exists for people with respiratory problems to suffer from allergy attacks. During the holiday season, more hidden dangers to health exist.
Avoiding the September Epidemic
November 19, 2009
Most people associate cold-and-flu season with the cold, dark days of late fall and winter. But as soon as children are confined in classrooms and start swapping germs, the incidence of respiratory infections rises sharply.
Cocktails & Karaoke Goes Retro
November 18, 2009
In addition to singing or paying to get their friends and co-workers on stage, attendees at the event can increase their philanthropy on behalf of the children at Kunsberg School by donating money for items that the children need, including school uniforms, equipment and field trips.
American Cancer Society and National Jewish Health Partner for Great American Smokeout
November 16, 2009
National Jewish Health, the nation's #1 respiratory hospital, and the American Cancer Society, the official sponsor of birthdays, mark the 34th Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.
November 12, 2009
Information from National Jewish Health about symptoms, treatment and prevention of H1N1 (swine flu).
Chronically ill students at Kunsberg School receive $25,000 from Daniels Fund
October 29, 2009
The Kunsberg School for chronically ill children on the campus of National Jewish Health recently received a $25,000 grant from the Daniels Fund.
Monfort Family Honored for Transformational Gift
October 16, 2009
National Jewish Health today honored the Monfort Family Foundation for its extraordinary contribution to the institution, which helped launch the largest study ever done of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Tom Gart Begins Tenure as Chairman of National Jewish Health Board of Directors
October 14, 2009
Colorado business leader Tom Gart will bring his management and business skills to bear when he begins his tenure as Chairman of the National Jewish Health Board of Directors on Friday, October 16.
National Jewish Health to Manage ICU at Swedish Medical Center
October 7, 2009
Building upon an existing relationship between the two central Denver hospitals, National Jewish Health has begun managing critical care services for the five intensive care units (ICU) at HealthOne Swedish Medical Center.
Women's Health Conference Seeks to Address Health Disparities
September 30, 2009
Studies have shown that women may not be getting the healthcare they need. The Second Annual Women's Health Conference at National Jewish Health seeks to raise physician and health provider awareness about aspects of disease that may uniquely affect women, and to teach them ways to improve patient care by incorporating this new knowledge into their practices.
Twenty-eight "Top Docs"
September 30, 2009
Twenty-eight physicians at National Jewish Health were named "Top Docs" in the annual ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine. This list is compiled through a survey of more than 7,500 Denver metro-area doctors, who were asked, specialty by specialty, which physicians they would trust to treat them or their families.
Staying Healthy in the Kitchen
September 22, 2009
Anyone who has ever gotten a touch of food poisoning will tell you that spending the night hugging the toilet isn't a pleasant experience. Food-borne illness can leave you weak and unable to function. Food-borne illnesses are not entirely avoidable, but you can greatly lower your risks when armed with the proper knowledge and tools for prevention.
Lung Disease Researcher Wins Three-Year Grant
September 10, 2009
Rachel Zemans, MD, a physician-researcher in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at National Jewish Health, was recently selected as one of 18 researchers nationwide to receive the Parker B. Francis Fellowship to support her research into the role of inflammation in lung diseases.
Holt Hired as New VP of Development
September 8, 2009
National Jewish Health has appointed Susan Holt as Vice President of Development, effective August 4, 2008. Holt brings 27 years of fundraising experience, most of it at academic medical centers, to her new position.
31st Annual Pulmonary and Allergy Update
September 3, 2009
Allergists, pulmonologists and general practitioners can learn the approaches and methods used to diagnose and treat allergic, respiratory and immune diseases.
National Jewish Health Partners with Healthier Environment Living Program
August 20, 2009
Healthier Environment Living ProgramTM, a global leader in performing Indoor Air and Surface QualityTM (IASQ) Education, Verifications and Solutions, and National Jewish HealthTM, the nation's No. 1 respiratory hospital, are teaming up to provide a comprehensive approach to controlling symptoms for people who suffer allergies and asthma.
Avoiding Infections When Returning to School
August 5, 2009
Back-to-school is widely recognized in the medical community as a time when many children pick up viral and other infections from their classmates.
Insurance, Medical Provider Do Not Assure Asthma Control
August 3, 2009
New research at National Jewish Health indicates that having insurance and a medical provider is not enough to improve asthma control among elementary and middle school students.
Largest Gift in History of National Jewish Health
July 16, 2009
National Jewish Health has received the single largest gift in its history, approximately $10 million, from the estate of fantasy author David Eddings.
Top Respiratory Hospital in 2009
July 16, 2009
National Jewish Health has been named the top respiratory hospital in the nation for the twelfth consecutive year.
Obesity Does Not Worsen Asthma
July 6, 2009
Being overweight or obese does not make asthma worse in patients with mild and moderate forms of the disease, according to a study by National Jewish Health researchers, although it may reduce the response to medications.
Researchers Develop First Integrated Clinical Management Scheme for Managing Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
July 2, 2009
National Jewish Health pulmonologist Robert Sandhaus, MD, PhD, and Edwin Silverman, MD, PhD, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, offer the first concise, integrated clinical management scheme for healthcare providers managing Alpha-1 patients in the June 25, 2009, issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
Interferon Gamma Fails to Help Patients with IPF
July 1, 2009
Interferon gamma failed to help patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to National Jewish Professor of Medicine Roland du Bois, MD, and his colleagues.
Eczema Patients at Risk for Viral Infections
June 24, 2009
Eczema patients at risk for serious viral infections have more severe disease, are more likely to be allergic to food and other allergens, and have a frequent history of staph infections, according to researchers at National Jewish Health.
Pushmi-pullyu of B-Cell Development Discovered
June 24, 2009
James Hagman, PhD, Professor of Immunology at National Jewish Health and his colleagues have identified two “molecular motors” that work in opposing directions to control the development of B cells.
Tips to Protect Yourself From the Sun
June 17, 2009
Exposure to sun is the number one cause of skin cancer and causes most of the wrinkles and age spots on our faces.
Promising Antimicrobial Attacks Virus, Stimulates Immune System
June 4, 2009
A promising antimicrobial agent already known to kill bacteria can also kill viruses and stimulate the innate immune system, according to researchers at National Jewish Health.
Tips to Avoid and Treat Insect Stings
June 2, 2009
More than 1 million Americans report allergic reactions to insect stings; about 50 people each year die from the stings.
National Jewish Health Adds Minnesota to Quitline Customers
May 29, 2009
National Jewish Health has added a seventh state, Minnesota, to the growing list of customers for its tobacco-cessation counseling services. Clearway Minnesota, a non-profit organization funded by the state's tobacco-settlement funds, has named National Jewish Health to operate its QUITPLAN® Helpline, the free phone-counseling service for Minnesota residents trying to quit tobacco.
Tips to Help Get a Good Night's Sleep Despite Allergies
May 19, 2009
The key to eliminating or reducing exposure to pollen is to keep outside air out, or if you're going to be outside, take the proper precautions.
CO Bill to Help Students with Food Allergies
May 14, 2009
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will sign a bill (Senate Bill 226) Thursday aimed at helping students with allergies. Nearly 3 million American children suffer from food allergies.
Asthma Tips for Kids
May 5, 2009
Daniel Graham, tight end for the Denver Broncos, is teaming up with National Jewish Health to help children in the Denver Public Schools better control their asthma and miss fewer days of school.
Michael Salem, MD, to Speak at Leadership Summit
April 29, 2009
National Jewish Health President and CEO, Michael Salem, MD, will discuss "Adapting Your Business Strategies During a Time of Heightened Economic Uncertainty" as part of a panel at the Denver Leadership Summit, May 6, 2009
How T Cells Recognize Potentially Harmful Invaders
April 27, 2009
Researchers at National Jewish Health have answered a long-standing question about how the immune system selects T cells that recognize and attack potentially harmful invaders, while leaving alone a body's own tissues.
April 21, 2009
Colorado Quitline Coach Douglas Olivas offers the following tips to those looking to quit.
Daniel Graham, National Jewish Health Team Up to Take Charge of Asthma
April 10, 2009
Daniel Graham and National Jewish Health team up to help children better manage their asthma and miss fewer school days.
Dealing with Childhood Obesity
April 7, 2009
Tips for families to prevent a weight problem from emerging, and are instrumental steps in tackling a weight problem that has already presented itself.
Tax Increase Spurs Calls to Tobacco Quitlines
April 1, 2009
A tobacco tax increase that takes effect April 1, 2009, has smokers calling quitlines operated by National Jewish Health in unprecedented numbers.
Free Seminar to Help Public Fight Obesity
March 26, 2009
National Jewish Health offers a free seminar on Saturday, April 4, hosted by medical professionals to help people lose weight
Strategy Discovered for Fighting Persistent Bacterial Infections
March 23, 2009
Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a promising strategy for destroying the molecular scaffolding that can make Pseudomonas bacterial infections extremely difficult to treat in cystic fibrosis patients
Insurance Coverage is Not the Answer
March 17, 2009
Dr. Szefler and his colleagues believe that a combination of education and better communication is the key to better asthma care.
Food Allergies Commonly Misdiagnosed
March 16, 2009
Food allergies can be difficult to accurately diagnose, and reliance on a single test commonly results in misdiagnosis.
National Jewish Health to Host Arthritis Conference for Patients
March 11, 2009
National Jewish Health and the Arthritis Foundation together will be conducting Arthritis Answers: What's New in Rheumatology Treatment
Commentary on White House Summit
March 11, 2009
Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health, comments on recent White House healthcare summit and offers suggestions for healthcare reform.
Women Face Unique Asthma Challenges
February 25, 2009
Women suffer asthma more frequently than men, they often have more severe disease, and they experience unique features associated with their reproductive system.
Norman Brownstein to Receive Distinguished Service Award
February 17, 2009
Norman Brownstein, Esq., will receive the Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service at the Beaux Arts Ball gala on Feb. 21 in Denver.
National Jewish Health Receives Patent for Joint-Aspiration Device
February 13, 2009
National Jewish Health has received a US patent for a device designed to facilitate the aspiration and injection of joints.
Newly Recognized Risk Factors May Help Explain Increase in Asthma
February 12, 2009
An approximate doubling of the incidence in asthma since the 1980s may be attributable in part to three newly recognized risk factors for the disease
National Jewish Health Receives Grant to Launch Spirometry Training Program
February 10, 2009
National Jewish Health was awarded an unrestricted educational grant from to produce a series of activities to train healthcare providers in underserved areas across the country on how to conduct spirometry testing.
National Jewish Physician Supports Access to Long-Acting Beta Agonists
January 29, 2009
Limiting the availability of medications known as long-acting beta agonists (LABA) would set asthma care back 20 years and increase risks of more asthma attacks, neurological adverse effects, growth and adrenal suppression, osteoporosis and cataracts, according to a National Jewish Health physician
Winter Wonderland Dinner Raises $1.7 million for National Jewish Health
January 29, 2009
New York Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner, on December 13, 2008, raises $1.7 million for National Jewish Health.
Gene Associated with Reduced Mortality from Acute Lung Injury
January 29, 2009
Researchers have discovered a gene that is associated with improved survival among patients with acute lung injury.
Proper Precautions Can Prevent Asthma Attacks Triggered by Cold Weather
January 29, 2009
Dr. David Beuther explains that if asthma patients take the proper precautions they can still enjoy outdoor activities.
Beaux Arts Ball a Winter Wonderland
January 29, 2009
National Jewish Health will hold its signature Denver gala, the annual Beaux Arts Ball, on Feb. 21, 2009
National Jewish Health Echocardiography Laboratory
January 29, 2009
The Echocardiography Laboratory at National Jewish Health was accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL).