The liquid used in electronic cigarettes has been linked to a significantly higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not, according to a published study by researchers at National Jewish Health in Denver.
Ric Clark, senior managing partner of Brookfield Asset Management and the global head of its real estate business, received the National Jewish Health Humanitarian Award at the 45th Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Event attendees helped raise $2 million for National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.
New York’s most notable leaders in the real estate and construction industries will gather to honor the accomplishments of Brookfield Property Partners’ Ric Clark at “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance on Dec. 13, 2014, at the Grand Hyatt New York. The event, a benefit for National Jewish Health, attracts prominent professionals including Dinner Chairs John Zuccotti and Jonathan Mechanic, and past Honorees Larry Silverstein and Marc Holliday.
Insurance coverage of CT screening for lung cancer is expanding, with changes coming to both private insurance and Medicare. Beginning January 1, 2015, private insurance will cover low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in high-risk individuals, as mandated by the Affordable Care Act. In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposal to cover CT screening for lung cancer. Medicare coverage could begin in mid-2015.
The National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories were recently licensed to conduct testing on specimens from the State of Rhode Island. The license, issued by the Rhode Island Department of Health, is valid until December 30, 2015.
National Jewish Health has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center designation recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.
Flu season is around the corner for most of the country, and now is the time to get prepared. National Jewish Health Infection Preventionist Marie Fornof, RN, BSN, CIC, answers some common questions regarding this year’s flu season.
National Jewish Health has seen a significant surge in urgent care visits and hospital admissions due to worsening asthma among children with respiratory infections. Pia Hauk, MD, Clinical Director of Ambulatory Pediatrics at National Jewish Health, offers recommendations to help asthma patients avoid complications from respiratory infections.
The Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health received two awards at the annual meeting of the Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME). National Jewish Health won the “Best Practice in Collaboration Award” for a partnership with the North American Quitline Consortium on the Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training. Additionally, the institution received the “Best Practice in Research Award” for the research conducted in year one of The Wellbeing Campaign.
Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He snored, tossed and turned and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day but also raised his risk of heart attack, stroke and car accidents. Fed up, Brugger went to his doctor, who suggested he use a CPAP machine, which delivers air through a face mask while he sleeps to keep his throat open with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).