2012 News

National Jewish to Provide Disease Management to Colorado Medicaid Patients

December 31, 2012

National Jewish will provide a comprehensive disease management program to Colorado Medicaid patients with asthma.
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Study Evaluates Experimental Treatment for Cat Allergy

December 27, 2012

New form of immunotherapy could dramatically reduce treatment period
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QuitLogix® Celebrates 10th Anniversary

December 19, 2012

A National Jewish Health business venture celebrates its 10th anniversary in December as a multi-million dollar enterprise that has helped more than a quarter million people across the country quit tobacco.
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National Jewish Health QuitLogix®, Colorado QuitLine™ Celebrate 10th Anniversary

December 18, 2012

A National Jewish Health business venture celebrates its 10th anniversary in December as a multi-million dollar enterprise that has helped more than a quarter million people across the country quit tobacco.
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A Winter’s Evening Gala in Manhattan Raises $1.5 million for National Jewish Health

December 17, 2012

“A Winter’s Evening” dinner dance on Dec. 8, 2012, raised more than $1.5 million and continued a 43-year tradition of support from New York’s real estate and construction industries.
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New Target Discovered for Treatment of Peanut Allergy

December 14, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a novel target for the treatment of food allergies.
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NJ at Highlands Ranch

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has expanded its services in south-metro Denver with the opening of National Jewish at Highlands Ranch. The Highlands Ranch location now offers comprehensive allergy, immunology and pulmonology care for adults and children. In the coming weeks and months, National Jewish at Highlands Ranch will add adult rheumatology, imaging, diagnostics and sleep disorder services.
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Siemens and National Jewish Partner

December 13, 2012

With a shared vision of a more personalized medicine, Siemens Healthcare and National Jewish Medical and Research Center have formed a strategic alliance to improve and develop novel imaging and diagnostic technologies using genomics, proteomics, and integrated research and clinical care.
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US Engineering Partners with National Jewish

December 13, 2012

The U.S. Engineering Company has pledged $80,000 to help education at the Kunsberg School for chronically ill children on the campus of National Jewish Health. The school’s director, John Reid, will apply the funds to critical educational needs at Kunsberg.
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National Jewish Launches Infant Food Allergy Study

December 13, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center are launching a comprehensive study of food allergy in children. Researchers hope the five-year study will help them predict which children will develop allergies and which children will outgrow them. It should also offer insights into what has caused the alarming rise in food allergies and possible ways to prevent or cure them
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National Jewish Opens Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has opened the Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center (MIDC), the only center of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. It is led by Ali Musani, MD, FCCP, one of the world’s leading interventional pulmonologists.
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National Jewish and Roche Reach Agreement

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Health and Roche Diagnostics Corporation have reached a strategic agreement to pursue opportunities in the growing field of molecular diagnostics. This partnership will combine National Jewish’s expertise in clinical testing and care for patients with respiratory and environmental diseases with Roche’s state-of-the-art technology to bring new diagnostic solutions to the market.
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Immunologists Kappler, Marrack Elected to Institute of Medicine

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Health Immunologists Phillippa Marack and John Kappler have been elected to the Institute of Medicine
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Family Air Care Launch

December 13, 2012

Home owners, buyers and renters can now assure that their indoor environment is healthy and safe with an easy-to-use kit manufactured and serviced by the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health. The Family Air Care Indoor Allergens and Mold Test Kit reports levels of the most common indoor allergens and a relative moldiness index. The product will be especially useful for millions of people with allergies and asthma, who can benefit from lower exposure to allergens and irritants in their environment.
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David Schwartz, MD, Hired to Lead Pulmonary and Critical Care Division

December 13, 2012

David A. Schwartz, MD, one of the most foremost experts in the genetics of pulmonary disease, will join the National Jewish Medical and Research Center to develop and lead an interdisciplinary program dedicated to understanding the genetics of complex lung and immune-mediated conditions. Dr. Schwartz will serve as director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division and will also lead a new Center for Genetics and Therapeutics.
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Colorado Medicaid Patients Offered Free Weight-Loss Program

December 13, 2012

Medicaid patients in Colorado can now sign up for a free weight-loss program operated by National Jewish Medical and Research Center. The unique program, known as FitLogix™, relies on customized personal coaching, Internet education and support, and wireless activity monitors and scales.
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Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and NJ Collaborate

December 13, 2012

The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and National Jewish Medical and Research Center today announced the launch of the first genetic counseling program for patients and families affected by familial pulmonary fibrosis. The telephonic counseling program will be operated by National Jewish and is funded by CPF.
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Thirteen National Jewish Doctors Named America's Top Doctors

December 13, 2012

Thirteen National Jewish Medical and Research physicians are among the best in the nation. That according to the 7th edition of “America’s Top Doctors,” published in 2007 by Castle Connolly.
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Thomas L. Petty, MD, Honored for Contributions to Pulmonary Medicine

December 13, 2012

In honor of Thomas L. Petty’s outstanding career and contributions to pulmonary medicine, The Chest Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc., have established an endowed research fund in Dr. Petty’s name. The Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP Endowment in Lung Research will support lung research and advances in respiratory patient care.
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Third Sputum Smear Test Negative for XDR TB Patient Andrew Speaker

December 13, 2012

Andrew Speaker learned Monday evening that his third consecutive sputum smear test had come back negative. The sputum smear test helps evaluate if there are large numbers of tuberculosis organisms in a patient’s sputum, and is a helpful tool in determining how sick and how contagious a patient is.
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Test Helps Identify Asthma Patients Likely to Fail Corticosteroid Therapy

December 13, 2012

New researchconfirms that certain asthma patients may not benefit from inhaled corticosteroids and suggests how those patients can be identified.
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Tuberculosis Patient Andrew Speaker Elects to Have Surgery

December 13, 2012

After consultation with his physicians, drug-resistant tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker has elected to undergo surgery July 17, 2007, to remove diseased and damaged tissue in his lung.
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Time Allergy and Asthma Medications for Best Effect

December 13, 2012

Allergy and asthma sufferers can maximize the benefit of their medications by taking advantage of their bodies' natural circadian rhythms.
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Transcript of Press Conference

December 13, 2012

Transcript of press briefing by National Jewish Medical and Research Center and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the status of drug-resistant tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker.
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National Jewish Named #1 Respiratory Hospital in 2007

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has been named the best respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the tenth year in a row.
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National Jewish Physicians Named "Top Docs"

December 13, 2012

An even dozen physicians at National Jewish Medical and Research Center were named “Top Docs” in the annual ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine. In addition to the 5280 list, a dozen National Jewish physicians were named the best in the entire nation in “America’s Top Doctors.”
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National Jewish TB Expertise

December 13, 2012

National Jewish is arguably the premier institution in the country at which to receive treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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National Jewish Quitline Saves Millions

December 13, 2012

Smoking-cessation quitlines operated by National Jewish helped more than 33,000 smokers in four states give up the deadly habit in the past year, saving millions of dollars in future healthcare costs.
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Simple Test Detects Major Lung Disease

December 13, 2012

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, yet the National Institutes of Health estimates that 12 million people with the disease don’t even know they have it. A simple test, called spirometry can help diagnose COPD. Free spirometry tests will be offered on four dates in December at select SmartCare Family Medical Centers.
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Pulmonary Fibrosis on the Rise

December 13, 2012

Death rates from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly scaring of the lungs, rose steadily between 1992 and 2003, according to research published by National Jewish Medical and Research Center faculty. The rise was greater among women than men, and is predicted to continue climbing for both sexes.
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Richard Johnston Wins Prestigious Pediatrics Award

December 13, 2012

Richard B. Johnston Jr., MD, who led the National Jewish Department of Pediatrics from 1977 to 1986, then returned in 2004 as Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, has won the 2008 John Howland Medal, the highest award given in academic pediatrics. The award honors those who have contributed to the study of children and their diseases, the prevention of illness, the promotion of health in childhood, and the promotion of pediatric education and research.
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National Jewish Tobacco Ban

December 13, 2012

In observation of National Jewish Medical and Research Center's committment to the health and well being of our patients, visitors and employees our entire campus will become tobacco free beginning January 1st, 2008.
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New Clues to Rheumatoid Arthritis

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center researchers have identified cells that contribute to inflammation and tissue damage in a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis. The cells, known as gamma-delta T cells, produce IL-17, which is considered a major player in chronic autoimmune diseases. Depleting mice of these cells significantly lessened both the severity and incidence of disease. The results were published in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of Immunology
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New Tool Helps Children Get Asthma Under Control

December 13, 2012

A simple, new questionnaire can identify children with poorly controlled asthma who needlessly suffer asthma symptoms that limit their daily activities. National Jewish pediatrician Andy Liu, M.D., recently described the development of the test and research demonstrating its validity and clinical utility.
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National Jewish to Manage Hospitalist Program at Rose Medical

December 13, 2012

As part of a strengthening partnership between two central Denver hospitals, National Jewish Medical and Research Center has begun managing a growing hospitalist program and providing pulmonary consultative services at HealthOne Rose Medical Center. Hospitalists are physicians who care exclusively for hospital inpatients. In 2006, National Jewish intensivists began providing care in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
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National Jewish Settles Disability Discrimination Suit

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a claim that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). National Jewish denies any violation of the ADA. National Jewish and its liability insurer concluded that settlement was the quickest and most economical method to end the dispute.
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Research Highlights from Thoracic Society Conference

December 13, 2012

National Jewish faculty joins thousands of researchers from around the world to present the latest research in lung and related diseases at the 2007 International Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, May 18-23, in San Francisco. Listed below are a few highlighted talks National Jewish researchers will deliver.
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National Jewish Offers Simple Test to Detect COPD

December 13, 2012

Spirometry, a simple noninvasive test that measures how much and how fast air can be forced out of the lungs, can help detect COPD and other lung diseases. National Jewish Medical and Research Center offers free spirometry tests throughout the year at various locations in Colorado.
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National Jewish Begins Treatment for Arizona TB Patient

December 13, 2012

Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis patient Robert Daniels Friday began treatment at National Jewish Medical and Research Center and spoke by phone to his wife, Alla, for the first time in more than a month.
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National Jewish Licenses Technology for Treating Airway Hyperresponsiveness

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has licensed its patented technology for treating airway hyperresponsiveness to Innate Pharma, a biotechnology company in Marseille, France.
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Goulet Death Highlights Untreatable Disease

December 13, 2012

Actor Robert Goulet was one of 40,000 people in the U.S. who will lose their lives to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) this year, the same number as will die from breast cancer. Yet, most people never hear of IPF until someone they love is diagnosed. National Jewish Medical and Research Center is one of the leading centers for treatment and research of IPF.
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National Jewish Hires Ron Berge as New COO

December 13, 2012

National Jewish has hired Ron Berge as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 3, 2008. Berge spent the last 20 years at The Children’s Hospital most recently as their VP of Facility Development and has over 30 years of experience in health care and hospital operations.
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Kunsberg School Wins USDA Award for Excellence in Nutrition

December 13, 2012

USDA Under Secretary Nancy Montanez Johner presented the HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award for excellence in nutrition, nutritional education and physical education to Kunsberg School Friday, Feb. 2, 2007
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National Jewish Among Best Places for Postdocs to Train

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has been named one of the best places in the nation to undertake postdoctoral training.
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National Jewish Awarded Bioscience Discovery Grants

December 13, 2012

Five researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center have received funding from the state of Colorado intended to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into marketable healthcare products and services.
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National Jewish Makes Ambitious Plans

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has launched a new strategic vision and plan that will increase by 40 percent the size of its faculty and increase the funds available to its research programs over the next several years.
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Iris and Michael Smith Clinics and Laboratories Dedicated

December 13, 2012

More than 400 people gathered in the soaring atrium of the new Iris and Michael Smith Clinics and Laboratories on the campus of National Jewish Medical and Research Center on Friday, May 18, to dedicate the 93,600-sqare-foot building.
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National Jewish Discharges Andrew Speaker

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center discharged patient Andrew Speaker at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 26 after the successful completion of his in-patient treatment for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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Colorado Governor Ritter Visits Kunsberg School

December 13, 2012

On May 14 Colorado Governor Bill Ritter visited the Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Medical and Research Center to encourage students participating in the Colorado Kids Marathon Milers Program.
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Ask the Expert: Sleep Apnea

December 13, 2012

Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong, M.D., Medical Director of the Sleep Center at National Jewish, answers questions about sleep apnea.
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Excess Weight Can Cause Asthma

December 13, 2012

A new meta-analysis conducted by researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center has found that being overweight or obese increases the odds of developing asthma in the coming year by about 50%.
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Drug-Resistant TB News Coverage

December 13, 2012

Recent news stories featuring National Jewish related to TB patient Andrew Speaker.
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Drug-Resistant TB Patient Arrives at National Jewish

December 13, 2012

A patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis arrived at National Jewish Medical Center. Doctors plan to evaluate the patient and expect begin treatment with at least two antibiotics.
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Drug-Resistant TB Patient Robert Daniels Comes to National Jewish for Treatment

December 13, 2012


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Drug-Resistant TB Patient Andrew Speaker to have Surgery

December 13, 2012

Andrew Speaker, the patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis, will undergo surgery to remove infected and damaged tissue in his lungs.
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$37 Million Grant to Study COPD

December 13, 2012

Researchers from National Jewish and Brigham and Women's Hospital have been awarded a $37 million grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to lead the most comprehensive study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ever undertaken.
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Andrew Speaker’s TB is Multi-Drug-Resistant, Not Extensively Drug-Resistant

December 13, 2012

Laboratory tests conducted at National Jewish Medical and Research Center indicate that patient Andrew Speaker’s tuberculosis is susceptible to some of the medications previously thought ineffective against his disease.
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Dog Ownership: A Risk Factor for Corticosteroid Resistant Asthma?

December 13, 2012

Living with a dog may cause some asthma patients to become resistant to steroids, the mainstay of asthma treatment.
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Free Weight-Loss Program for Residents of Rural Colorado

December 13, 2012

Residents of rural Colorado can participate in a free weight-loss program. Trained counselors help overweight people make lifestyle changes that can lead to long-term weight loss.
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Free Weight-Loss Program for Residents of Rural Colorado

December 13, 2012

Residents of rural Colorado can participate in a free weight-loss program. Trained counselors help overweight people make lifestyle changes that can lead to long-term weight loss.
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Drug-Resistant TB Patient Robert Daniels Discharged from National Jewish Medical and Research Center

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center discharged Robert Daniels, the multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis patient who came to the center from Arizona, today at 11 a.m.
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Arizona TB Patient Robert Daniels Undergoes Surgery

December 13, 2012

Robert Daniels, a multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis patient at National Jewish Medical and Research Center, will undergo surgery Tuesday to remove his entire left lung. The surgery is a complement to his antibiotic therapy and should improve Mr. Daniels’ chances of recovery.
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Allergy, Asthma Research Presented

December 13, 2012

Highlights of National Jewish faculty presentations at the 2007 International Meeting of the American Thoracic Society.
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Beaux Arts Ball Raises $1.4 million

December 13, 2012

The Moulin-Rouge-themed Beaux Arts Ball raised $1.4 million for National Jewish Medical and Research Center.
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5000 COPD Patients Tested for Alpha1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center pulmonologist Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, will lead a study seeking to identify patients who have an inherited form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, is caused primarily by smoking tobacco. However, an estimated two to three percent of COPD patients have an undiagnosed genetic mutation, called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, that predisposes them to the disease. Those patients can receive therapy that can slow the progression of the disease.
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Are Your Child's Asthma and Allergies Ready for School?

December 13, 2012

Parents of children with asthma and allergies need to make extra preparations to assure that their children remain healthy at school. National Jewish experts offer advice.
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Proteins Stop Blood-Vessel and Tumor Growth in Mice

December 13, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center report that a pair of proteins, known as fibulins 3 and 5, slow the growth of cancer tumors in mice by preventing blood vessels from sprouting. The proteins are promising candidates for use in cancer therapy.
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Research Suggests Therapy Against Side Effects of Smallpox Vaccine

December 13, 2012

Eczema patients are advised not to receive the smallpox vaccine because it may increase their susceptibility to developing the skin condition eczema vaccinatum. Researchers recently discovered potential therapeutic targets, that may reduce the risk of this devastating side effect.
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Allergic to School? Tips for Parents and Kids When Fall Allergy Symptoms Arise

December 13, 2012

These children, and their parents, can manage back to school hazards with good planning, communication and awareness.
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Tb Brought Couple Together

December 13, 2012

Ray and Celia Dones fell in love at National Jewish in 1957, when both were being treated for tuberculosis. Almost 50 years later, the couple, happily married for 47 years, returned to National Jewish to visit the institution that cured their ills and launched their romance.
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National Jewish Medical and Research Center Statement on Topical Immune Modulators

December 13, 2012

Statement by National Jewish Medical and Research Center concerning topical immune modulators commonly used to treat atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema.
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Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu and Cold Season

December 13, 2012

Tips for staying healthy during flu and cold season from National Jewish Medical and Research
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Tips to Protect Your Voice

December 13, 2012

Florence B. Blager, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Speech Pathology at National Jewish Medical and Research Center, suggests how people can protect their voices even when colds and speaking requirements threaten to make them hoarse.
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Wendy and Stephen Siegel Name Co-Chair of National Jewish Trustees

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has named Wendy and Stephen B. Siegel Co-Chairs of the institution’s Council of National Trustees. The prominent New York couple have been trustees and active supporters of National Jewish for more than a decade.
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NTM Patient Conference

December 13, 2012

National Jewish will host a conference, May 2-4, 2006, for those currently diagnosed with NTM infections and those interested in learning more about NTM topics relating to medical issues and quality of life.
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Stephen W. Arent Named Chairman of National Jewish Board

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has named prominent Denver attorney Stephen W. Arent Chairman of the institutions Board of Directors.
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National Jewish to Present at BIO Convention

December 13, 2012

National Jewish announced today that it will present three posters on April 10 at the Biotechnology Industry Organization Annual Convention in Chicago, IL. The posters describe cutting-edge technologies developed at National Jewish and were selected by BIO for presentation Monday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Innovation Corridor.
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National Jewish Launches Study to Understand Food Allergy

December 13, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center are launching a comprehensive study of food allergy in children.
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National Jewish Recognized for Methamphetamine Research

December 13, 2012

The White House today recognized National Jewish Medical and Research Center for its research identifying the toxic brew of chemicals cooked up in illicit methamphetamine laboratories, which threaten both residents and visitors to the labs, including children, social workers and law enforcement agents.
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Richard Martin Named Chairman of Department of Medicine

December 13, 2012

Richard J. Martin, M.D., has been named the new Chairman of the Department of Medicine at National Jewish Medical and Research Center after a nationwide search.
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Promising Allergy Gene Identified

December 13, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center have identified a protein, known as Ndfip1, that protects mice from developing a severe and deadly allergic disease. The research suggests that Ndfip1 could be a potential therapeutic target for allergic diseases, especially atopic dermatitis.
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Inner-City Children with Asthma to Test Advanced Medication

December 13, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center have launched a study to see if inner-city children with asthma can be helped by an advanced medication for allergic asthma.
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National Jewish Medical and Research Center Intensivists to Staff Rose Medical Center ICU

December 13, 2012

HealthONE Rose Medical Center and National Jewish Medical and Research Center announced today a new partnership to provide a higher level of patient care with the implementation of an Intensivist Program. Intensivists from National Jewish will provide round-the-clock care to critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Rose Medical.
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National Jewish Expands in Littleton

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center will bring its nationally recognized expertise in respiratory, allergic, and immune diseases to Littleton beginning July 10. National Jewish physicians Kirstin Carel, M.D., and Anne Lent, M.D., will begin seeing patients of all ages at 1510 West Mineral Avenue, where National Jewish has provided sleep diagnostics and treatment since 2000.
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Michael Salem, M.D., Begins Tenure as President and CEO

December 13, 2012

Michael Salem began his tenure January 7, 2006, as President and CEO of National Jewish Medical and Research Center, pledging to extend the excellence of the institution by focusing on patients, staff, and strategic opportunities.
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National Jewish Named Best Respiratory Hospital in 2006

December 13, 2012

For the ninth consecutive year, National Jewish Medical and Research Center has been named the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
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Misdiagnosis of COPD

December 13, 2012

New research shows that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often misdiagnosed asthma, which can delay proper treatment for the disease.
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Memory Improves With Sleep Apnea

December 13, 2012

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea can improve their memory by using continuous positive airway pressure, according to a research team led by Mark Aloia, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Medical and Research Center.
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Greg Downey Named Executive VP at National Jewish

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has appointed physician-scientist Greg Downey, M.D., as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Downey will oversee research efforts at National Jewish.
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Research Guides Medication Choices for Young Asthma Patients

December 13, 2012

New research should help physicians choose effective asthma medications tailored to the characteristics of their individual patients.
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National Jewish Scientists Win Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Award

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Medical and Research Center immunologists Philippa Marrack, Ph.D., and John Kappler, Ph.D., have been awarded the 2005 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Award in Science and Medicine.
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Ryan's Fund

December 13, 2012


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Aspirin, Menstruation, Genetic Mutations Linked to Severe Asthma Attacks

December 13, 2012

National Jewish pulmonologist Sally Wenzel, M.D., identifies factors that are linked to the most severe asthma attacks.
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Hiding Fears From Children Not Always the Best Strategy

December 13, 2012

Parents often try to hide their own fears from young children. However, that is not always the best strategy.
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Richard Weber, MD, Begins Tenure as President of Allergy College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Health allergist Richard Weber, MD, began his tenure November 13, 2012, as President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
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Bold Evolution to National Jewish Health

December 13, 2012

Signaling a bold evolution and expansion beyond traditional boundaries of respiratory medicine into exciting new areas of science and health, National Jewish Medical and Research Center will become National Jewish Health, effective immediately.
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Change is Coming for Asthma Inhalers

December 13, 2012

Millions of asthma patients are facing a federally mandated change by the end of the year in the inhalers they use. For many, there is concern and confusion over the change and how it will affect them. The medicine in quick-relief asthma inhalers is staying the same, but the chemical used to “propel” the medicine is changing.
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2008 Top Docs

December 13, 2012

Twenty-one physicians at National Jewish Medical and Research Center 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 are asked, specialty by specialty, which physicians they would trust to treat them or their families.
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Advanced Imaging Center Opens

December 13, 2012

National Jewish Health today officially launched its Institute for Advanced Biomedical Imaging™ , bringing the most advanced imaging technologies to patients while establishing a platform for research to further improve imaging. National Jewish also unveiled its newest arrival, a 128-slice SOMATOM Definition AS+ CT scanner from Siemens, one of the first available in the country.
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New York Real Estate and Construction Industries Support National Jewish Health at 43rd Annual Event on Dec. 8

December 5, 2012

Dinner will honor Greenberg Traurig’s Robert J. Ivanhoe. Funds raised will benefit rheumatoid arthritis and other immune-related diseases.
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Steroids Not as Effective in Overweight Asthma Patients

December 3, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Health have shown that glucocorticoids, the primary controller medication for asthma, are 40 percent less effective in overweight and obese asthma patients than in those of normal weight.
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video for asthma and epigenetics

December 3, 2012


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Treatment Outcomes Highlight Dangers of Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

December 3, 2012

In a retrospective study of 174 tuberculosis patients treated at National Jewish Health, patients with extensively-drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) were almost eight times as likely to die as patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
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September Epidemic

December 3, 2012

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. Colds due to rhinovirus peak in September, with other viral infections also increasing. While this poses a problem for all parents, it is especially hazardous for parents of children with asthma.
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Critical Factors in Lymphoma Development and Survival Discovered

December 3, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center have discovered an important factor in the development of B-cell lymphomas, one of the fastest growing forms of cancer. The B-cell receptor on the surface of B cells can cooperate with the MYC oncogene to accelerate the development of lymphomas.
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Nose Bidet Offers Relief to Allergy Sufferers

December 3, 2012

It may be one of the hot buzzwords of the past year, but allergists at National Jewish Medical Research Center have been recommending it for years to help allergy sufferers. It’s a nose bidet, and yes it works exactly like you’re imagining it does. The New York Times recently identified “nose bidet” as one of the trendy new phrases to find a place in the national vernacular; Google listed the nose bidet as one of its “hot trends” and; a nasal wash has even been hyped by Oprah.
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Quitline Iowa Fields Thousands of Calls

December 3, 2012

Nearly 2,500 Iowans called Quitline Iowa during the first week that National Jewish Medical and Research Center operated the state’s tobacco quitline. Iowa is the fifth state to contract with National Jewish for quitline services since National Jewish began its tobacco-cessation program in 2002. National Jewish now operates quitlines for the states of Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Montana, and Idaho, and health plans in three different states. The program has grown from five tobacco-cessation coaches in 2002 to more than 80 today.
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New Test for Cystic Fibrosis

December 3, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified a simple gene-based blood test that more accurately and quickly measures cystic fibrosis patients’ response to therapy than current tests. The test, a measure of inflammatory gene expression, could improve patient care and help clear a backlog of promising medications now hung up in clinical trials.
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National Jewish Statement on Singulair Investigation

December 3, 2012


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Monitoring Nitric Oxide Does Not Improve on Guidelines-Based Asthma Management

December 3, 2012

New research, which will be published in the Sept. 20 issue of The Lancet, indicates that adolescent and young adult patients whose asthma is managed according to the latest NIH guidelines do not benefit from the addition of nitric-oxide monitoring.
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National Jewish Named One of Best Places for Postdocs

December 3, 2012

For the second year in a row National Jewish Medical and Research Center has been named one of the best places in the nation to undertake postdoctoral training. The Scientist, a magazine of the life sciences, named National Jewish the second best place in the United States for “postdocs” to work, based on the results of a survey completed by more than 3,000 postdocs. Last year National Jewish ranked 6th in the survey. The results are published in the March 2008 issue of The Scientist.
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NBC News Vists National Jewish

December 3, 2012

NBC Nightly News chief health and science correspondent Robert Bazell spent two full days on the National Jewish Health campus in September developing a three-part series on allergies, which ran September 29 through October 1.
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National Jewish Merges with South Denver Pulmonary Associates

December 3, 2012

Continuing the expansion of its services in the metro Denver area, Colorado and nationwide, National Jewish Medical and Research Center has merged with the thriving practice of South Denver Pulmonary Associates. The practice, which officially joined National Jewish on March 1, 2008, will be renamed National Jewish South Denver, and its six physicians will become National Jewish faculty members. This is the second alliance of this type; National Jewish partnered with East Denver Pulmonary Associates six months ago to become National Jewish East Denver.
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National Jewish Launches Weight-Loss Program

December 3, 2012

Building on more than 20 years of experience with telephonic and behavioral change programs, National Jewish Medical and Research Center has launched a unique weight-loss program that relies on customized personal coaching, Internet education and support, and wireless activity monitors and scales. The program builds on a successful prototype previously offered to residents of rural Colorado. Five thousand members of the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) will be the first customers to benefit from the program, called PERAFit.
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Who Benefits from Singulair?

December 3, 2012

Girls and children exposed to tobacco smoke respond particularly well to montelukast (Singulair).
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National Jewish to Host Interventional Pulmonology Conference

December 3, 2012

Pulmonologists, oncologists, thoracic surgeons and general practitioners can learn state-of-the art services offered through National Jewish’s Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center at next month’s Interventional Pulmonology conference. Physicians can learn about minimally invasive techniques and procedures that can benefit patients with lung cancer, tracheobronchial diseases, pleural processes and other thoracic disorders. The program is co-chaired by National Jewish pulmonologists Ali Musani, MD, FCCP, and Barry Make, MD. The conference is Saturday, May 10, on the National Jewish campus in Denver.
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Media Resources - National Jewish Health - New Brand

December 3, 2012


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Infection Blocks Response

December 3, 2012

An infection that often goes undetected can block the lung’s natural protective response against tobacco smoke, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The findings, recently published online and scheduled to appear in the October issue of Infection and Immunity, suggest one mechanism that may cause smokers to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
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Keystone Conference 2008

December 3, 2012

Allergists, pulmonologists and general practitioners can learn the approaches and methods used to diagnose and treat allergic, respiratory, and immune diseases at the 30th Annual Allergy and Respiratory Update conference hosted next month by National Jewish Medical and Research Center. The program is co-chaired by National Jewish professors Harold Nelson, MD, Richard Martin, MD, and Erwin Gelfand, MD. The conference is a great opportunity to discuss key issues with colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. There are still some spots available.
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FAQ: National Jewish Health Brand

December 3, 2012


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National Jewish Evaluating Food Allergy Treatment

December 3, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center are conducting trials to evaluate a method to prevent allergic reactions to food. They are feeding peanut- and egg-allergic people increasing doses of an investigational protein extract from the foods to see if they can induce the participants’ immune systems to tolerate the food.
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EASE Trial to Evaluate Emphysema Treatment

December 3, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Health are testing an investigational treatment to learn if poking holes in the lungs of emphysema patients can immediately help them breathe more easily. Destruction of lung tissue caused by emphysema can leave lungs stiff and overinflated with air that cannot escape. The holes, kept open by small stents inserted during a minimally invasive procedure, could relieve the hyperinflation of the lungs, allowing the healthy parts of the lungs to more easily inflate and take in air.
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Asthma Experts Advise Pediatricians

December 3, 2012

Pediatricians need to diagnose asthma earlier and identify allergy triggers if they want to achieve better outcomes with their asthma patients, according to allergy and asthma experts who spoke at an educational program sponsored by National Jewish Health.
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Mother's Diet Alters DNA Methylation, Risk of Allergic Asthma

December 3, 2012

A pregnant mouse’s diet can induce epigenetic changes that increase the risk her offspring will develop allergic asthma, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and Duke University Medical Center.
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Back to School Nutrition Tips

December 3, 2012

Parents should use the new school year as an opportunity to rethink and reenergize their child's nutrition. Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
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Tips to Help Prevent Acid Reflux

December 3, 2012

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD or acid reflux, is a condition in which the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates (backs up or refluxes) into the esophagus giving the feeling of heartburn.
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Kunsberg School Wins Grant from El Pomar Foundation

December 3, 2012

The Kunsberg School at National Jewish Medical and Research Center has been awarded a $5,000 grant from El Pomar Foundation as part of its Awards in Excellence program.
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Respiratory Infections, Not Air Pollution, Pose Winter Health Threat for Asthmatics

December 3, 2012

A three-year study of asthmatic children in Denver indicates that particulate air pollution does not lead to significant worsening of asthma during the pollution-heavy winter months.
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National Jewish Health Among First to Offer Novel Asthma Treatment

November 30, 2012

The Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Adult patients who suffer from severe persistent asthma that is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta agonists, the current standard-of-care treatments, will be eligible for the procedure.
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National Jewish Health Among First to Offer Novel Asthma Treatment

November 29, 2012

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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National Jewish Health to Host 35th Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update

November 29, 2012

The 35th Annual National Jewish Health Pulmonary & Allergy Update, February 6-9, 2013, provides allergists, pulmonologists and general practitioners the opportunity to learn the latest information on management and treatment options for allergic, respiratory and immune diseases.
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How Does Immune Globulin Therapy Work? Now Is the Time to Find Out

November 26, 2012

With new uses regularly being discovered for limited and expensive intravenous immune globulin, now is the time to discover exactly how it works, and to engineer a protein that can provide similar benefits, according to Erwin Gelfand, MD, chair of pediatrics at National Jewish Health.
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Kids Fight Food Allergies One Bite At A Time

November 20, 2012

Thanks to research at National Jewish Health in Denver, doctors here are testing an approach to treating food allergies in which they actually expose children to the foods that usually make them sick.
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Leading Nutrition Expert Shares Health Information at Annual New Directions for Women Luncheon

November 15, 2012

National Jewish Health, the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, presents Zonya Foco, noted dietitian and inspirational speaker, who will provide the keynote address at the New Directions for Women luncheon on March 5, 2013, at St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton.
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On Stage and Off, Cocktails & Karaoke Guests Raise Nearly $50,000

November 13, 2012

Funds benefit unique school at National Jewish Health that provides education and health skills to children in kindergarten through eighth grade
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Popular New Year's Resolutions and Tips to Help You Keep Them

November 8, 2012

Experts with National Jewish Health offer the following tips for helping you keep some of the most popular New Year's Resolutions.
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National Jewish Health & Partners Recognized for Continuing Medical Education

November 1, 2012

The National Jewish Health Office of Professional Education has been recognized for a unique collaborative effort to increase use of spirometry to diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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New Report: Wind Energy Yields Major Environmental and Public Health Benefits for Colorado

November 1, 2012

Wind energy in Colorado each year saves a billion gallons of water while avoiding emissions of air pollutants equivalent to that produced by half a million cars, according to a report released today by Environment Colorado.
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Striking up the Band for 11th Annual Cocktails & Karaoke on Nov. 3

October 30, 2012

Young Denver professionals attending the 11th annual Cocktails & Karaoke fundraising event on Nov. 3 are already warming up their voices and practicing their moves.  
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Warning Signs to Look for Before You Buy or Rent

October 26, 2012

At a time when reports of unknown clandestine methamphetamine labs, marijuana grow operations, excessive indoor allergen levels, and moldy homes appear in the news on a nightly basis, many parents or perspective apartment dwellers have been asking what can be done to reduce the chances of renting or buying a problem residence. If there has been a concerted effort by someone to cover-up a problem, it may be difficult to identify.
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Indoor Marijuana Grow Operations Pose Health Threat

October 16, 2012

Houses and other buildings used to grow marijuana indoors contain high levels of mold, which could pose a health threat to residents living there and law enforcement agents investigating them, according to new research from National Jewish Health.
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Trial Seeks to Sniff out Lung Cancer

October 15, 2012

National Jewish Health and Metabolomx are working to identify exactly what dogs smell in a cancer patient’s breath and how that information might be used to detect lung cancer.
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Grant Funds Research to Improve Palliative Care for COPD Patients

October 12, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Health have received a grant to study how palliative care may improve symptoms and quality of life for people living with COPD.
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National Jewish Health Receives Grant to Provide Atopic Dermatitis Education to Denver Pediatric Clinics

October 11, 2012

National Jewish Health (NJH) has received an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to improve the care of pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis in a medically underserved population.
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Pulmonary Hypertension: The Truly Silent Killer

October 11, 2012

Pulmonary hypertension is an under recognized, dangerous disease. Researchers at National Jewish Health are developing a non-invasive diagnostic technique.
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Patients Needed for Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis) Studies

October 10, 2012

National Jewish is seeking patients with eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, for research studies on skin infections and sleep disturbances associated with the disease.
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Senator Daniel K. Inouye to Accept Distinguished Service Award at Beaux Arts Ball

October 9, 2012

National Jewish Health will honor U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, of Hawaii, with the Arthur B. Lorber Award for Distinguished Service at the Beaux Arts Ball “Salutes the Stars and Stripes” on March 10 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver.
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Ninth Annual Hoops & Hoopla to Benefit Kunsberg School for Chronically Ill Children

October 9, 2012

Sports lovers and supporters of National Jewish Health will gather March 31 for the ninth annual Hoops & Hoopla? fundraising event presented by Greiner Electric. Proceeds from the event go to Kunsberg School, a free kindergarten through eighth grade school for chronically ill children on the National Jewish Health campus.
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New York AIR Society Event in Tribeca Supports Nation’s Number One Respiratory Hospital

October 9, 2012

Peter G. Riguardi, President of the New York region of Jones Lang LaSalle and one of the Tri-State Region’s most influential real estate executives, will be honored at the annual New York AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” benefit on May 17.
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Former New Mexico Governor Garrey Carruthers and Molzen-Corbin CEO Del Archuleta To Be Honored

October 9, 2012

Two of New Mexico’s most distinguished philanthropists, former New Mexico Governor Garrey Carruthers and Mollzen Corbin CEO Ardelmo “Del” Archuleta, will be honored at the 30th annual New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner
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Peter G. Riguardi To Be Honored at the National Jewish Health New York AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” Benefit

October 9, 2012

Peter G. Riguardi, President of the New York region of Jones Lang LaSalle, will be honored at the annual New York AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” cocktail reception.
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Parents Can Increase Children’s Activity by Increasing Their Own

October 8, 2012

When parents increase their daily activity, as measured by a pedometer, their children increase theirs as well.
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Ninth Annual Hoops & Hoopla at Sports Authority Field at Mile High to Benefit Kunsberg School

October 8, 2012

Sports lovers and supporters of National Jewish Health will gather on the East Club Level at Sports Authority Field on Saturday for the ninth annual Hoops & Hoopla? men’s college basketball championship semifinal fundraising event presented by Greiner Electric.
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Richard Schierburg Begins Tenure as Chair of National Jewish Health Board of Directors

October 8, 2012

National Jewish Health welcomed new leadership on January, 25, 2012, as Richard A. Schierburg began his tenure as Chair of the Board of Directors. He succeeds outgoing chair, Thomas Gart, who will continue to serve on the Board.
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Sixth Annual Aspen “Bella Sera” Raises Nearly $160,000 for National Jewish Health

October 8, 2012

The Aspen community raised nearly $160,000 to support National Jewish Health, ranked the nation’s number one respiratory hospital for 15 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, at the sixth annual Bella Sera reception on Aug. 6.
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Lifelong Texans Nesa and Larry Anders Honored at “Bella Sera” on June 20

October 8, 2012

Nesa and Larry Anders were honored for their service and commitment to Texas at the third annual Bella Sera reception on June 20 at the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano. The event benefited the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.
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Emmy-winning actress Tracey Conway to speak at March 29 luncheon about women’s heart and lung health

October 8, 2012

National Jewish Health, the nation’s #1 respiratory hospital, presents Emmy-winning actress and comedienne Tracey Conway as its speaker at the New Directions for Women luncheon on March 29 at Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton.
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Two-day Kunsberg Classic at Shanahan’s and The Sanctuary Benefits Chronically Ill Children at National Jewish Health

October 8, 2012

The 11th National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic, presented by RE/MAX LLC and sponsored by Shanahan’s, will be held Aug. 5 and 6. For the second year, the event begins with a private dinner on Aug. 5 hosted at Shanahan’s, Denver’s premier steak and seafood restaurant, and continues with golf on Aug. 6 at The Sanctuary, the exclusive, world-recognized course in Sedalia, Colo.
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New Genetic Mechanism of Immune Deficiency Discovered

October 8, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Healthy have discovered a mutation in the gene Unc119, which causes an immune deficiency known as CD4 lymphopenia.
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National Jewish Health Named #1 Respiratory Hospital

October 8, 2012

National Jewish Health has been named the best respiratory hospital in the nation for the 15th consecutive year, in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of America’s Best Hospitals.
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Researchers Discover How Vitamin D Inhibits Inflammation

October 8, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered specific molecular and signaling events by which vitamin D inhibits inflammation.
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Plano Residents Nesa and Larry Anders Honored at “Bella Sera” on June 20

October 8, 2012

Plano Residents Nesa and Larry Anders Honored at “Bella Sera” on June 20. Cocktail Event Supported National Jewish Health, Nation’s Number One Respiratory Hospital
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Is That Sleepiness During Pregnancy Normal or a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

October 8, 2012

Most pregnant women complain of being tired. Some of them however, could be suffering more than normal fatigue associated with their pregnancy; they may have developed obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a periodic cessation of breathing during sleep.
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National Jewish Health Appoints John F. Zwetchkenbaum, MD, CPI, as National Trustee

October 8, 2012

National Jewish Health announces the appointment of John F. Zwetchkenbaum, MD, CPI, as a member of its Council of National Trustees.
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Trial Combines Biomarkers and Imaging Seeks to Detect Lung Cancer

October 8, 2012

National Jewish Health is seeking to refine and improve lung-cancer screening by combining a blood test with CT imaging to detect disease earlier and more effectively.
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Virus Protects Against Lupus

October 8, 2012

To the surprise of investigating researchers, an animal model of Epstein Barr virus protected lupus-prone mice against development of the autoimmune disease.
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Health Recommendations for Wildfire Smoke

October 8, 2012

Health advice for those exposed to wildfire smoke.
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Severe Reactions to Food More Common than Thought in Young Children

October 8, 2012

food allergy, milk allergy, egg allergy, peanut allergy, allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, Consortium of Food Allergy Research, David Fleischer, Dan Atkins, National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado
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Gala Honoring Carlos Chacon and Mark Levinson Raises Over $300,000 for National Jewish Health

October 8, 2012

More than 370 guests honored the philanthropic efforts of Carlos Chacon and Mark Levinson while raising $300,000 for National Jewish Health at the Los Angeles Black and White Ball.
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Purchase and Development of Gove Middle School Property

October 8, 2012

Latest news and frequently asked questions about the National Jewish Health Purchase and development of the Gove Middle School property.
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Hoops & Hoopla Raises $111,000 for Kunsberg School

October 8, 2012

More than 350 guests at Hoops & Hoopla, presented by Greiner Electric, raised $111,000 on March 31 to benefit Kunsberg School for chronically ill children at National Jewish Health
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Beaux Arts Ball Raises $2 Million for National Jewish Health

October 8, 2012

National Jewish Health raised $2 million at the 2012 Beaux Arts Ball, which honored returning war fighters with respiratory disease.
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Small Steps in the Kitchen Can Mean Big Changes in Your Diet

October 8, 2012

Eating smaller portions and healthier foods are well known staples of dieting, but small changes in how you do your grocery shopping and arrange foods in your kitchen can also have positive impacts on your diet.
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National Jewish Health Named Four-Star Charity

October 8, 2012

National Jewish Health has received its fourth consecutive four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s premier independent evaluator of charities.
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National Jewish Health Receives Top Accreditation for Continuing Medical Education

October 8, 2012

National Jewish Health has received Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
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Joseph Pollicino, Jr., to Receive National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award at 35th Annual Financial Industries Dinner

October 8, 2012

Leaders of New York’s financial industries will gather on March 13 to honor Joseph Pollicino Jr., Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Wells Fargo Bank, NA, at the 35th annual Financial Industries Dinner.
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National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic Features Dinner at Shanahan’s and Golf at The Sanctuary

October 8, 2012

For the second year in a row, golfers from across the nation will gather in Denver in early August for the National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic at The Sanctuary and Shanahan’s. The golf event will raise funds for Kunsberg School, a tuition-free day school at National Jewish Health, serving 90 chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
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Two-day Kunsberg Classic at Shanahan’s and The Sanctuary Raises $210,000 for Chronically Ill Children

October 8, 2012

The 11th National Jewish Health Kunsberg Classic, presented by RE/MAX LLC and sponsored by Shanahan’s, raised $210,000 for Kunsberg School at National Jewish Health, a free day school for 90 chronically ill students in kindergarten through eighth grades.
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Tax Credit for Contributions to Kunsberg School Becomes Law

October 8, 2012

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law a bill that grants a state tax credit for contributions to hospital-based facility schools such as the Kunsberg School for chronically ill children at National Jewish Health.
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Joe Pesci, Desi Arnaz Jr., and Other Celebrities Attend Las Vegas “Breath of Life Celebrity Golf Classic”

October 8, 2012

Joe Pesci, Desi Arnaz Jr., and Other Celebrities Attend Las Vegas “Breath of Life Celebrity Golf Classic” Event Raises Funds to Support National Jewish Health, Nation’s Number One Respiratory Hospital
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Bacteria Subverts Immune Response to Aid Infection

October 8, 2012

Listeria, one of the most deadly causes of bacterial food poisoning, subverts a normally protective immune response to spread its infection more effectively, according to new research.
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Lukowski Named to North American Quitline Consortium Board of Directors

October 8, 2012

Amy V. Lukowski, PsyD, clinical director of health initiatives programs at National Jewish Health, has been elected to the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) board of directors.
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Researchers Discover Method to Unravel Malaria’s Genetic Secrets

October 8, 2012

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a method to decipher the genes of the parasite that causes malaria.
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USA Today Recognizes Eight NJH Docs

September 27, 2012

National Jewish Health is well represented in a new consumer database created by USA Today of the "Most Influential Doctors." Eight National Jewish Health doctors made the list.
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Fundamental Step in Immune System Development Discovered

September 17, 2012

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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Preparing to Send Your Food-Allergic Child to School

August 20, 2012

The first day of school can be an anxious time for parents as well as their children. It is an especially anxious time for parents of food-allergic children.
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Now is the Time to Get Sleep Schedules Ready for School

August 6, 2012

Although children may not be ready to start thinking about the upcoming school year, parents should begin now to reset their child’s sleep schedule.
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Aspen Bella Sera

August 6, 2012

The 2012 Bella Sera reception in Aspen adopts a spicy Latin American theme at its sixth annual cocktail chic event on Aug. 6. “Bella Sera Goes Latin” at Maroon Creek Club benefits National Jewish Health in Denver, the nation’s number one respiratory hospital.
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"America's Top Doctors"List Includes 20 from National Jewish Health

August 1, 2012

U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. have named 20 National Jewish Health doctors to its list of the best doctors in the nation.
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Twenty-two National Jewish Health Physicians Named Denver’s "Top Doctors"

August 1, 2012

Twenty-two National Jewish Health physicians have been named "Top Doctors" in the 2012 ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine.
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cell transplants for lung disease studied

July 27, 2012

National Jewish Health researchers will evaluate cell transplantation as a novel therapy for acute lung injury.
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Twenty-One National Jewish Health Doctors Named "America's Top Doctors"

July 27, 2012

Twenty-One National Jewish Health physicians are among the best in the nation by US News & World Report and Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
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Uranium Miners and Workers Encouraged to Sign up for Free, Confidential Lung Disease Screening July 26 and 27 in Casper

July 18, 2012

The National Jewish Health Miners Clinic will offer free lung health screenings to former uranium industry workers in partnership with the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper on July 26 and 27. Lung specialists at National Jewish Health have been caring for miners and uranium industry workers for more than 25 years.
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Tips for Preventing Injury While Exercising

July 16, 2012

Summer weather provides a great opportunity to get outside and exercise, but not doing it properly can result in long term injury. Josh Fruchtman, PT, at National Jewish Health provides some tips to avoid injury while exercising
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16th Annual National Jewish Health New York Golf Outing Raises $350,000 for Asthma Treatment and Research

July 9, 2012

The 16th annual National Jewish Health New York Golf Outing raised $350,000 for The Fund to Cure Asthma at National Jewish Health, the number one respiratory hospital in the nation. The event took place July 9 at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y.
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Nesa and Larry Anders Honored at National Jewish Health “Bella Sera”

June 20, 2012

Nesa and Larry Anders were honored at the annual National Jewish Health “Bella Sera” reception on June 20. The third annual event, which took place at the Gleneagles Country Club in Plano, benefited the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health.
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National Jewish, Mothers of Asthmatics Team

June 15, 2012

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA), the leading national nonprofit concerned with asthma and allergies, and National Jewish Health, 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.
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Breath of Life Celebrity Golf Classic 2012

June 3, 2012

Academy Award-winner Joe Pesci, actor Christopher Knight and a host of other talented celebrities will attend the June 3 and 4 “Breath of Life Celebrity Golf Classic” hosted by music legend Tommy DeVito and friends. The event benefits National Jewish Health, ranked the nation’s number one respiratory hospital for 14 consecutive years.
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New York AIR Society Event Raises More Than $370,000 to Support National Jewish Health

May 30, 2012

Peter G. Riguardi, president of the New York region of Jones Lang LaSalle and one of the Tri-State Region’s most influential real estate executives, was honored at the 21st annual New York AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” benefit.
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Carlos Chacon and Mark Levinson to Be Honored at Beverly Hills Black-Tie Gala

May 15, 2012

Carlos L. Chacon, Senior Vice President in Commercial Credit Administration for Union Bank, and Mark Levinson, attorney and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will each receive the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award for their professional and philanthropic efforts.
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National Jewish Opens Free Clinic for Former Uranium Workers

May 9, 2012

Medical screening may help for former uranium industry workers, atomic test 'downwinders,' and Nevada-Test-site workers qualify for benefits.
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National Jewish Health Launches We Never Say Never® Campaign

May 1, 2012

National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado, named by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 respiratory hospital in the U.S., is launching a new campaign created by DIGO Brands in New York City.
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Dr. Nabeel Hamzeh Awarded $80,000 for Sarcoidosis Research

April 10, 2012

Nabeel Hamzeh, MD, assistant professor of medicine at National Jewish Health, has recieved an American Thoracic Society/Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research grant, which will will support Dr. Hamzeh’s research into the role of antioxidant therapy for this devastating lung disease.
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Del Archuleta and Gov. Garrey Carruthers Honored at Dinner Benefiting National Jewish Health

April 3, 2012

Adelmo “Del” Archuleta, CEO of Molzen Corbin, and former Gov. Garrey Carruthers were honored for their contributions to New Mexico on April 23 at the 30th annual New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner.
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Overweight Children Less Responsive to Asthma Medications

April 1, 2012

Being overweight may affect how children respond to asthma medication, according to researchers at National Jewish Health.
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Bronchoscopy Can Guide Effective Treatment for Refractory Asthma

March 24, 2012

Using a bronchoscope to visually examine the airways and collect fluid and tissue can help guide effective therapy for difficult-to-treat asthma patients.
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National Jewish Health Receives Grant to Improve Care of Asthma Patients in the San Luis Valley

March 18, 2012

National Jewish Health has received a grant for $950,308 from GlaxoSmithKline to improve care of asthma patients in Colorado’s San Luis Valley with educational materials for patients and hands-on training for primary health care teams.
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Does Knowledge of Indoor Air Quality Lead to Changes

February 20, 2012

Will education about asthma triggers inside homes motivate people to make environmental changes that reduce asthma-related symptoms?
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Don't Let a Relapse Sabotage Your New's Year's Resolution

February 15, 2012

Behavioral change expert Heather LaChance, PhD, offers advice to help improve your chances of successfully quitting tobacco or losing weight.
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Walk With a Doc

February 13, 2012

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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Beaux Arts Ball to Raise Funds for National Jewish Health and Veterans with Lung Disease

January 16, 2012

National Jewish Health will “Salute the Stars and Stripes” in patriotic 1940s style at the Beaux Arts Ball on March 10. A portion of the money raised will fund the research and treatment of lung disease and injuries that veterans may face as they return from overseas deployments.
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Weber Named President-Elect of the ACAAI

January 2, 2012

Richard Weber, MD, Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, has been named President-Elect of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). Dr. Weber will serve as President of ACAAI for one year beginning November 2012.
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Lipid Blocks Influenza Infection

January 2, 2012

A natural lipid in the fluid lining the lungs inhibits influenza infections. Supplements of this molecule, known POPG, could be an important approach for the treatment and prevention of the flu.
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Quantitative CT Helps Identify COPD Patitients at Risk for Exacerbations

January 2, 2012

A computerized form of radiology, known as quantitative CT, can offer valuable prognostic information about COPD patients.
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