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Include Men in Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines

May 15, 2015

One in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of this condition. That’s more men than will have prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation

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National Jewish Health to Host the Bucksbaum Lecture Series on Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Infections

April 27, 2015

National Jewish Health is bringing together leading medical experts and patients with nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections for the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum NTM Lecture Series for Physicians, Patients and Their Families.

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2015 ‘HOOPS & Hoopla’ Raises More Than $135,000 for Morgridge Academy

April 15, 2015

More than 400 basketball fans raised $135,000 at the 12th annual HOOPS & Hoopla event presented by Greiner Electric.

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Jeffrey J. McLane, of Bank of America Business Capital, Honored at the Financial Industries Dinner

April 13, 2015

Jeffrey J. McLane, president of Bank of America Business Capital at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, received the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award at the 38th Annual Financial Industries Dinner, which raised more than $638,000 for National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.

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How Global Warming Is Making Allergies Worse

April 9, 2015

Climate change is affecting public health, as President Obama pointed out in a recent interview. Global warming is leading to larger plants, earlier and more robust pollination and worsening allergies.

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Promising Vaccine Strategy for Type 1 Diabetes Extended to Humans

March 23, 2015

A molecule that prevents Type 1 diabetes in mice has provoked an immune response in human cells, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado. The findings suggest that a mutated insulin fragment could be used to prevent Type 1 diabetes in humans.

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Philippa Marrack, PhD, Elected to National Women’s Hall of Fame

March 10, 2015

Philippa Marrack, PhD, has been elected to the National Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her many discoveries about T cells, a vitally important element of the immune system.

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Male Smokers at Higher Risk than Females for Osteoporosis, Fractures

March 5, 2015

In a large study of middle-aged to elderly smokers, men were more likely than women to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae.

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Beaux Arts Ball Raises $1.9 Million to Benefit National Jewish Health

February 26, 2015

The 2015 Beaux Arts Ball, presented by the Morgridge Family Foundation, raised more than $1.9 million to support National Jewish Health.

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National Jewish Health To Study Marijuana and Sleep

February 23, 2015

“There is almost no reliable scientific knowledge about how marijuana is used for sleep disorders and if it is effective,” said Dr. Bowler, professor of medicine at National Jewish Health. “We expect this study to fill a significant gap in our knowledge about marijuana use and effects.”

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