2010 News


Ninth Annual Cocktails & Karaoke Benefits Chronically Ill Students in Denver

December 22, 2010

The ninth annual Cocktails & Karaoke fundraising event on Nov. 13 raised $57,000 to benefit chronically ill K-8th grade students at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health.
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Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner-Dance raises $1.4 million for National Jewish Health

December 15, 2010

Bruce E. Mosler, Co-Chairman of the Board of Cushman & Wakefield Inc., was the evening’s honoree as he was presented the National Jewish Health® 2010 Humanitarian Award on December 11 during the Real Estate and Construction Industries’ Winter’s Eve Gala at the Grand Hyatt New York. The event raised $1.4 million to establish the Bruce E. and Wendy F. Mosler Fund for Treatment and Research of Pediatric and Adult Asthma.
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Pediatric Sleep Specialist Joins National Jewish Health

December 3, 2010

Her clinical work focuses on sleep issues in children of all ages, including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, sleep apnea and sleep terrors. Her research focuses on sleep in children with chronic illnesses and their parents.
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Food Allergies Raise Risk of Asthma Attacks

December 1, 2010

Food allergies are more common among people with asthma and may contribute to asthma attacks, according to one of the most comprehensive surveys of food allergies ever undertaken.
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Children Restricting Diets Based on Incomplete Allergy Information

November 20, 2010

Many children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding foods based on incomplete information about potential food-allergies, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The food avoidance poses a nutritional risk for these children.
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National Jewish Health Receives Patent for Liposome-Based Vaccine

November 12, 2010

National Jewish Health has received a US patent for a new kind of vaccine, which uses a small lipid bubble to deliver an antigen and DNA adjuvant.
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Cocktails and Karaoke at the Curtis on November 13

October 20, 2010

The popular annual fundraising event Cocktails & Karaoke will be held Nov. 13 at the retro Curtis Hotel in downtown Denver.
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Twenty-one National Jewish Health Physicians Named Denver’s "Top Docs"

September 30, 2010

Top Docs were named most often in 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.
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Getting Your Sleep Patterns Back on Track

September 30, 2010

Prolonged disruptions in sleep patterns can lead to serious health issues if not addressed. Dr. Mark Aloia offers the following tips for getting your sleep patterns back on track:
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Sildenafil Provides Small Benefit for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients

September 20, 2010

Sildenafil failed to significantly increase exercise capacity, but did improve arterial oxygenation, shortness of breath and quality of life in patients with advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), in the first randomized trial of the medication for IPF.
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Study Suggests Alternate Asthma Therapy

September 20, 2010

Results of a clinical trial suggest tiotropium is an effective add-on therapy for asthma that is poorly controlled by inhaled steroids alone.
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National Jewish Health Honored for Continuing Medical Education

September 14, 2010

The National Jewish Health Office of Professional Education recently received an award for Outstanding Continuing Medical Education from the Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME).
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Communication Crucial to Protecting Food-Allergic Children at School

August 15, 2010

Each back-to-school season comes with nervousness for both parents and students. However, parents whose children suffer from food allergies are often more anxious than others; they cannot be at school tio protect their children from potentially life-threatening foods.
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Lung Genomics Research Consortium Launches Website

August 2, 2010

The Lung Genomics Research Consortium (LGRC) today launched its public awareness website, which highlights the Consortium’s recently established research initiative to study lung disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung disease (ILD), at the genetic and genomic levels.
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Aspen Bella Sera, Honoring Louise and David Gitlitz & Paula and Monty Loud Benefits #1 Respiratory Hospital and Aspen Residents

August 1, 2010

Aspen residents Louise and David Gitlitz and Linda and Paula and Monty Loud will be honored at the fourth annual Bella Sera cocktail party benefiting National Jewish Health® on August 3 at Maroon Creek Club.
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Prominent Aspen Couples to be Honored at Fourth Annual Bella Sera August 3 Benefiting National Jewish Health

July 25, 2010

Prominent Aspen residents will gather August 3 to honor Louise and David Gitlitz and Paula and Monty Loud at the fourth annual Bella Sera event benefiting National Jewish Health.
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Genetic Ancestry Data Improve Diagnosis in Asthma and Lung Disease

July 15, 2010

In the largest study of its kind to date, which pooled data on more than 3,000 patients, researchers at National Jewish Health and several other institutions found that patients’ precise genetic background told far more about their potential lung function – and therefore any damage that has occurred – than the self-identified racial profile commonly used in such tests.
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Researchers Discover Trigger to Early, Effective Antibody Response

July 15, 2010

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a trigger that induces B cells to produce effective and long-lived antibodies early in the immune response.
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NIH Expands Food Allergy Program

July 14, 2010

CoFAR will continue to foster new approaches to prevent and treat food allergies and also expand in scope to include research on the genetic causes underlying food allergy and studies of food allergy-associated eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases.
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National Jewish Health Top Respiratory Hospital in 2010

July 14, 2010

For the 13th consecutive year, National Jewish Health has been named the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation in 2010 by U.S. News & World Report.
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Knowing Risk Factors Can Prevent Colon Cancer

July 10, 2010

Early detection can reduce the colon-cancer death toll through prevention and treatment. Regular colonoscopies can catch colon polyps before they have a chance to turn into cancer.
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Knowing Risk Factors Can Prevent Colon Cancer

July 10, 2010

Colorectal cancer is the third biggest cancer killer in the United States, killing an estimated 50,000 people every year, according to the American Caner Society.
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Insulin Peptide May Point to Solution for Type 1 Diabetes

June 20, 2010

Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified the precise protein fragment that can trigger diabetes in mice. The finding supports an emerging theory about the origins of autoimmunity, and may lead to new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in humans.
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Cutting Sodium From Your Diet

June 15, 2010

Keep in mind that salt is not only what comes out of the shaker, but rather what goes into the food during processing and manufacture.
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Kentucky, South Dakota Contract National Jewish Health Quitline Services

June 14, 2010

Kentucky and South Dakota have contracted National Jewish Health to operate their state's tobacco-cessation services.
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Humanitarian Award Luncheon Honored NuStar Energy Chairman Bill Greehey

June 12, 2010

Bill Greehey, Chairman of NuStar Energy LP, NuStar GP Holdings LLC, and Haven for Hope, received the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award in front of 300 guests at a luncheon on May 19 in San Antonio that raised $140,000.
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Twelve National Jewish Health Doctors Named “America’s Top Doctors”

June 4, 2010

More than 230,000 doctors are surveyed to compile the list of physicians recognized by their peers for excellence in different specialties.
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Longer Survival Changing the Face of Cystic Fibrosis

May 20, 2010

Cystic fibrosis has been transformed in recent decades from a uniformly fatal childhood disease to a condition with middle-aged and older patients. A comprehensive analysis of cystic fibrosis patients over 40 by researchers at National Jewish Health highlights patients who have survived with the disease for decades and an emerging population of patients diagnosed as adults.
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Gregory Downey, MD, Honored for Scientific Accomplishments

May 18, 2010

Gregory Downey, MD, of National Jewish Health, received the 2010 Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishments at the American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) International Conference on Monday, May 17, 2010.
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Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. gives $25,000 to Environmental Lung Center

May 15, 2010

Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. gives $25,000 to Environmental Lung Center
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National Jewish Health Among First to Offer Novel Asthma Treatment

May 15, 2010

National Jewish Health will be among the first in the United States to offer a new procedure for severe asthma patients, known as bronchial thermoplasty. The Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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Take Action to Avoid Stroke

May 15, 2010

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 137,000 Americans every year and leaving hundreds of thousands more with long-term disabilities. It doesn't have to be that way; nearly 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
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New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner

May 15, 2010

New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner
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Study Demonstrates Art Therapy’s Effectiveness in Pediatric Asthma

May 11, 2010

In the first randomized trial of art therapy for asthma, National Jewish Health researchers found that children with persistent asthma enjoyed decreased anxiety and increased quality of life after seven weekly art-therapy sessions.
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Bella Sera on May 5 Honored Dallas Notables

May 7, 2010

Bella Sera on May 5 Honored Dallas Notables
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National Jewish Health to Host Vail Valley Family Health and Wellness Fair

May 5, 2010

National Jewish Health will bring its expertise to the Vail Valley for a Family Health & Wellness Fair at Battle Mountain High School in Edwards, Saturday May 8, 10 am to 2 pm.
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Teaming Up to "Take Charge of Asthma"

May 4, 2010

Denver Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels and tight end Daniel Graham are teaming up with National Jewish Health to help children in Denver Public Schools better control their asthma and miss fewer days of school.
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New Theory on Autoimmune Disease

May 1, 2010

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver propose that the unusual and rare presentation of protein fragments (peptides) to the immune system allows autoreactive T cells to escape the thymus and trigger autoimmune disease.
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Charity Party at VILLA-O Honors Candy and Ike Brown and Benefits National Jewish Health

May 1, 2010

The first-ever Bella Sera evening in Dallas, a fundraising cocktail party on May 5 at VILLA-O, honors Candy and Ike Brown and raises money to fund the world-renowned, nonprofit National Jewish Health
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Walk With a Doc

May 1, 2010

Walking 30 minutes a day can reduce your risk of heart attack, lung disease, cancer and diabetes. National Jewish Health wants to help you start walking regularly with a free monthly program called "Walk with a Doc."
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Manhattan Event Raises $169,000

April 24, 2010

Manhattan Event Raises $169,000
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Low Vitamin D Levels Associated with More Asthma Symptoms and Medication Use

April 19, 2010

Low levels of vitamin D are associated with lower lung function and greater medication use in children with asthma, according to researchers at National Jewish Health.
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National Jewish Health Transitions into Lung Cancer Care and Research

April 15, 2010

National Jewish Health is seeing its first cancer patients today in the newly established Lung Cancer Center.
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Seventh Annual Hoops & Hoopla on April 3 at INVESCO Field at Mile High

April 1, 2010

The seventh annual Hoops & Hoopla on Saturday, April 3 in the impressive Club Level at INVESCO Field at Mile High combines exciting college basketball semifinal games with support for chronically ill children at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health.
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Researcher Pippa Marrack, PhD, Named to Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

March 30, 2010

For more than 30 years, Dr. Marrack's research has focused primarily on the T cell, an immune-system cell that recognizes foreign substances in the body and orchestrates the adaptive immune response.
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How Do Families Cope with Food Allergies?

March 30, 2010

Mary Klinnert, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health, has received a $450,000 grant from the NIH to study how different families adapt to life with food allergies, and to discover what helps the best-adapted families cope well.
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Beaux Arts Ball 2010

March 22, 2010

2012 Beaux Arts Ball
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Fundamental Step in Immune System Development Discovered

March 20, 2010

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a fundamental step in the development of the immune system, one that allows B cells to mature and fight disease by producing effective antibodies.
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Long-Acting Beta-Agonists Shown to be Most Effective Step-Up Therapy for Children with Poorly Controlled Asthma

March 15, 2010

For children whose asthma is not well controlled and on low doses of inhaled corticosteroids, a long-acting beta-agonist (LABA) may be the most effective of three possible step-up treatments.
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Diane and Charles Gallagher to Receive 2010 National Jewish Health President’s Award

March 15, 2010

Recipients of the President's Award are prominent leaders in the national business and philanthropic communities who work to further the mission and vision of National Jewish Health and ensure its status as a global leader in the research and treatment of respiratory, immune, cardiac and related diseases.
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Don't Let Daylight Savings Trigger Insomnia

March 11, 2010

Mark Aloia, PhD, of National Jewish Health, offers advice for maintaining good sleep patterns during shift to daylight savings.
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Teaching Physicians to Help Their Patients Quit Smoking

March 10, 2010

Internists, family medicine physicians, pulmonologists and other allied health professionals across Colorado can learn the most effective methods to help their patients quit smoking during a series of outreach programs hosted by National Jewish Health.
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National Jewish Faculty Present Research Findings at American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

February 15, 2010

Dozens of National Jewish Health faculty presented their latest research findings at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology in New Orleans Feb 27-March 2, 2010. Below are several noteworthy presentations.
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Trust Labels, Not Taste Buds, to Monitor Salt Intake

February 15, 2010

Did you know that a cup of corn flakes has about the same amount of sodium as a cup of potato chips? Trust labels, not your taste buds to control salt intake.
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New Strategy Produces Promising Advance in Cancer Vaccines

February 14, 2010

Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado Denver used a new strategy to develop cancer vaccines that were remarkably effective in mice.
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National Jewish Health Researchers Discover How Virulent Bacteria Sabotage Immune Response Against It

February 1, 2010

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how the virulent food-borne bacteria Listeria monocytogenes induces infected immune cells to sabotage their own defensive response. The studies offer insight into host-pathogen interactions and suggest potential therapeutic targets for food poisoning, tuberculosis and autoimmune diseases.
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Heart Healthy Tips

January 28, 2010

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States. Each year, heart disease kills more Americans than cancer. A heart-healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce your cholesterol levels, in some cases in place of medication. Dr. Andrew Freeman, MD, offers a few tips to help you in your efforts to go heart-healthy
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Low Vitamin D Associated with Worse Asthma

January 25, 2010

Low levels of vitamin D in asthma patients are associated with reduced lung function and less response to steroid medications, according to researchers at National Jewish Health.
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Cell Transplants for Lung Disease Studied

January 23, 2010

National Jewish Health researchers will evaluate cell transplantation as a novel therapy for acute lung injury.
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National Jewish Health Set to Kick Off 32nd Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update

January 6, 2010

Allergists, pulmonologists and general practitioners can learn the approaches and methods used to diagnose and treat allergic, respiratory and immune diseases at the 32nd Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update conference hosted February 3-6, 2010, by National Jewish Health.
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