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4/24/2014 - ‘Cocktails with Class’ Debuts May 17

National Jewish Health will bring together local mixologists, craft brewers and some of the area’s best restaurants at Cocktails with Class on May 17 in the penthouse of DaVita World Headquarters. The inaugural event will benefit the Morgridge Academy, a free, unique kindergarten through eighth-grade day school for chronically ill children, located on the campus of National Jewish Health.

4/24/2014 - National Jewish Health Welcomes First Steps at Regulation of E-Cigarettes

National Jewish Health welcomes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) initial efforts to protect the health of Americans, especially young people, by regulating e-cigarettes as well as other tobacco products. The FDA’s proposed rules appear to be a good first step at asserting authority over e-cigarettes’ production, sales and marketing, but more stringent regulation will be needed in the future.

4/23/2014 - ‘Beneficial inflammation’ May Promote Healing in Pulmonary Fibrosis

Contrary to conventional wisdom, new research suggests a little inflammation may promote healing in scarring lung disease.

4/15/2014 - Spirit of Achievement Awards Dinner Honors Six Outstanding New Mexico Citizens

ALBUQUERQUE – On May 22, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health, will honor six New Mexico citizens for their contributions of time, talents and resources to the New Mexico community. They will be recognized during the 32nd annual New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner at the Embassy Suites Hotel Albuquerque. This year’s honorees are: Joanne Fine, retired chief communications officer, United Way of Central New Mexico; William, Thomas and Michael Keleher, all of the law firm Keleher & McLeod; and race car driving legend Al Unser, Sr., and his wife, Susan, founders of the Unser Racing Museum and the Unser Discovery Campus.

4/10/2014 - Financial Industry Leaders Raise Nearly $500,000

National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, welcomed more than 600 leaders of New York’s financial industry, who raised nearly $500,000 for the institution at the 37th annual Financial Industries Dinner at the New York Hilton. William “Bill” D. Brewer of Winston and Strawn LLP was honored during the event. Brewer is the co-chair and practice group leader of the firm’s global finance practice and head of the firm’s New York finance practice. New York 

4/9/2014 - AIR Society Benefit at 4 World Trade Center Honors Michael A. Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez, president of Alliance Building Services and one of Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40, will be honored at the May 1 AIR Society “The Sky’s The Limit” cocktail party benefit at 4 World Trade Center. The party, which supports groundbreaking research and treatment at National Jewish Health, features an open bar, guest DJ, dancing and a live auction. Tickets to the event are $500 each, or $200 each for professionals age 30 and younger, and are available online at

4/8/2014 - ‘HOOPS & Hoopla’ Raises More Than $100,000

More than $100,000 was raised at the 11th annual HOOPS & Hoopla event presented by Greiner Electric on April 5. Proceeds of the event support the Morgridge Academy, a free school for chronically ill children located on the National Jewish Health campus. More than 350 people attended the event at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, which featured a viewing party for college basketball semi-final championship games, arcade games, interactive challenges and a silent auction.

4/1/2014 - FDA Approves Nation's First Prescription-Strength Tablet To Treat Hay Fever Allergies

DENVER, CO -- April 1, 2014 -- For the first time in the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of daily tablets to treat hay fever, particularly allergies to grass and ragweed pollen.

3/18/2014 - New Directions for Women’s Health Luncheon Raises More Than $60,000

New York Times bestselling author Heidi Hanna, PhD, and Felicia Rodriguez, news anchor for WPBF 25, teamed up March 4 at the New Directions for Women’s Health Luncheon to help raise more than $60,000 for National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital. Rodriguez, the event’s emcee, introduced Dr. Hanna, who offered tips for improving health by controlling stress. Nearly 200 people attended the luncheon at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club.

3/17/2014 - As E-Cigarette Bans Take Effect In U.S. Cities, Doctors Call For National Measures To Protect Children

In one year, middle and high school students who tried e-cigarettes doubled to nearly two million. While major cities like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles have taken steps to ban the use of e-cigarettes in most public places, national authorities have done little to keep them out of the hands of children.

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