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).
Twenty-five National Jewish Health physicians have been named "Top Doctors" in the 2014 ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine. Top doctors are those named most often by 9,700 Denver metro-area doctors who were asked, specialty by specialty, which physicians they would trust to treat themselves or a loved one.
More than 120 golfers and guests raised a record-breaking $170,000 for Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children at the sold-out National Jewish Health Golf Classic on Aug. 3-4, 2014. The event, presented by RE/MAX and sponsored by Shanahan’s, featured dinner at Shanahan’s, Denver’s most celebrated steak and seafood restaurant, followed by a day of golf at the exclusive Sanctuary golf course in Sedalia, Colo.
Falling down is no joke. Trips, slips, stumbles and other missteps among people over 65 lead to more than 2.3 million injuries, 662,000 hospitalizations and more than 20,000 deaths each year in the United States. One in three elderly adults fall each year, but they are not alone. One in five middle age adults (54-64) fall each year, and more than one in six young adults (21-45) fall each year.
More than 170 people came together for the Eighth Annual Bella Sera on Aug. 4, 2014, at Hotel Jerome in Aspen to recognize six leaders for their contributions to the local, national and global communities – Wilma and Stuart Bernstein, Suellen and Melvyn Estrin, and Marlene and Fred Malek . The event, presented by Nancy and Richard Rogers, also raised $265,000 for National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital for 115 years.
National Jewish Health pediatric allergist Pia Hauk, MD, will serve as the Honorary Medical Chair for the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Walk in Denver on August 9, 2014. The walk brings together children with food allergies and their families to raise money and awareness for food allergy treatment and research. There are roughly 15 million Americans living with food allergies.
National Jewish Health recognized prominent Denver businessmen Bill Gold, Phil Karsh and Eddie Robinson on July 23, 2014, for more than 142 years of combined service they have contributed to National Jewish Health as directors of the institution. They each received the National Jewish Health President’s Award. Recipients of the President’s Award are prominent leaders in the national business and philanthropic communities who work to further the mission and vision of National Jewish Health.
National Jewish Health has been named the #2 respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2014-15 ranking of leading hospitals in the nation. National Jewish Health has ranked #1 or #2 in the US News pulmonology rankings in all 18 years that the magazine has evaluated pulmonology care. National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Hospital have been ranked together since 2011.