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March 7, 2011
Poor Sleep Hygiene Can Lead to Chronic Sleep Loss

Many of us look forward to staying up late and sleeping in late on weekends and holidays, but experts at National Jewish Health warn that doing so can have a negative impact on healthy sleep and daytime alertness. 

March 7, 2011
Good Sleep Habits Help Children Get Needed Sleep

After-school activities, school work and sports can have your children leading busy lifestyles, making for some late bedtimes.  So much activity can take away from sufficient sleep time.

February 15, 2011
Women’s Symptoms for Heart Disease Often Missed
More women then men die from heart disesase each year.  The list of differences between men and women is extensive, but one of the more underappreciated differences is in symptoms of heart disease.

February 8, 2011
Pulmonary Hypertension: The Truly Silent Killer
Pulmonary hypertension, high blood pressure in the arteries leading to the lungs, is poorly understood, difficult to diagnose, and often unrecognized. Patients with lung disease are at higher risk.

January 5, 2010
Renowned Lung-Cancer Specialist James Jett, MD, Joins National Jewish Health 
Dr. Jett will see cancer patients and conduct clinical research trials related to screening and the early detection of lung cancer.

September 30, 2010
Twenty-one National Jewish Health Physicians Named Denver’s "Top Docs"
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.

August 16, 2010
Communication Crucial to Protecting Food-Allergic Children at School
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.

July 27, 2010
Knowing Risk Factors Can Prevent Colon Cancer
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.

July 14, 2010
National Jewish Health Named Nation's Top Respiratory Hospital for 13th Consecutive Year
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.

July 14, 2010
NIH Expands Food Allergy Program

June 04, 2010
Twelve National Jewish Health Doctors Named "America's Top Doctors"
More than 230,000 doctors are surveyed to compile the list of physicians recognized by their peers for excellence in different specialties.

May 19, 2010
Take Action to Avoid Stroke
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.

May 12, 2010
Study Demonstrates Art Therapy's Effectiveness in Pediatric Asthma
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.

May 04, 2010
National Jewish Health Among First to Offer Novel Asthma Treatment
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). 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.

April 20, 2010
Broncos Tight End Daniel Graham Offers Asthma Tips
Daniel Graham, tight end for the Denver Broncos, is teaming up with National Jewish Health to help children in the Denver Public Schools better control their asthma and miss fewer days of school.

April 05, 2010
National Jewish Health Transitions into Lung Cancer Care and Research
National Jewish Health is seeing its first cancer patients today in the newly established Lung Cancer Center.

March 11, 2010
Don't Let Daylight Savings Trigger Insomnia
Mark Aloia, PhD, of National Jewish Health, offers advice for maintaining good sleep patterns during shift to daylight savings.

March 10, 2010
Getting Your Sleep Patterns Back on Track
Prolonged disruptions in sleep patterns can lead to serious health issues if not addressed. Dr. Mark Aloia offers tips for getting your sleep patterns back on track.

March 09, 2010
National Jewish Health Receives Grant to Learn How Families Cope with Food Allergy
How Do Families Cope with Food Allergies? 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.

February 16, 2010
Cutting Sodium From Your Diet
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.

February 15, 2010
Trust Labels, Not Taste Buds, to Monitor Salt Intake
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.

February 02, 2010
Heart Healthy Tips
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

January 28, 2010
Low Vitamin D Associated with Worse Asthma
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.

January 11, 2010
Keeping A Clean Home Can Help With Winter Allergies
Even though freezing temperatures bring an end to seasonal pollen allergies, millions of people suffer from indoor allergies because of the time spent indoors during cool weather.

Last Updated: 11/2013

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