Thirteen National Jewish Doctors Named America's Top Doctors

December 31, 2007

Thirteen National Jewish Medical and Research physicians are among the best in the nation. That according to the 7th edition of “America’s Top Doctors,” published in 2007 by Castle Connolly.
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Free Weight-Loss Program for Residents of Rural Colorado

December 31, 2007

Residents of rural Colorado can participate in a free weight-loss program. Trained counselors help overweight people make lifestyle changes that can lead to long-term weight loss.
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Free Weight-Loss Program for Residents of Rural Colorado

December 31, 2007

Residents of rural Colorado can participate in a free weight-loss program. Trained counselors help overweight people make lifestyle changes that can lead to long-term weight loss.
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National Jewish to Manage Hospitalist Program at Rose Medical

December 31, 2007

As part of a strengthening partnership between two central Denver hospitals, National Jewish Medical and Research Center has begun managing a growing hospitalist program and providing pulmonary consultative services at HealthOne Rose Medical Center. Hospitalists are physicians who care exclusively for hospital inpatients. In 2006, National Jewish intensivists began providing care in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
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National Jewish Tobacco Ban

December 31, 2007

In observation of National Jewish Medical and Research Center's committment to the health and well being of our patients, visitors and employees our entire campus will become tobacco free beginning January 1st, 2008.
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Ask the Expert: Sleep Apnea

December 31, 2007

Teofilo L. Lee-Chiong, M.D., Medical Director of the Sleep Center at National Jewish, answers questions about sleep apnea.
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National Jewish TB Expertise

December 31, 2007

National Jewish is arguably the premier institution in the country at which to receive treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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Drug-Resistant TB News Coverage

December 31, 2007

Recent news stories featuring National Jewish related to TB patient Andrew Speaker.
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Time Allergy and Asthma Medications for Best Effect

December 31, 2007

Allergy and asthma sufferers can maximize the benefit of their medications by taking advantage of their bodies' natural circadian rhythms.
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National Jewish Named #1 Respiratory Hospital in 2007

December 31, 2007

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has been named the best respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for the tenth year in a row.
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National Jewish Settles Disability Discrimination Suit

December 18, 2007

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a claim that it violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). National Jewish denies any violation of the ADA. National Jewish and its liability insurer concluded that settlement was the quickest and most economical method to end the dispute.
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5000 COPD Patients Tested for Alpha1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

December 13, 2007

National Jewish Medical and Research Center pulmonologist Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, will lead a study seeking to identify patients who have an inherited form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD, the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, is caused primarily by smoking tobacco. However, an estimated two to three percent of COPD patients have an undiagnosed genetic mutation, called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, that predisposes them to the disease. Those patients can receive therapy that can slow the progression of the disease.
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Goulet Death Highlights Untreatable Disease

November 30, 2007

Actor Robert Goulet was one of 40,000 people in the U.S. who will lose their lives to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) this year, the same number as will die from breast cancer. Yet, most people never hear of IPF until someone they love is diagnosed. National Jewish Medical and Research Center is one of the leading centers for treatment and research of IPF.
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Richard Johnston Wins Prestigious Pediatrics Award

November 26, 2007

Richard B. Johnston Jr., MD, who led the National Jewish Department of Pediatrics from 1977 to 1986, then returned in 2004 as Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs, has won the 2008 John Howland Medal, the highest award given in academic pediatrics. The award honors those who have contributed to the study of children and their diseases, the prevention of illness, the promotion of health in childhood, and the promotion of pediatric education and research.
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National Jewish Quitline Saves Millions

November 15, 2007

Smoking-cessation quitlines operated by National Jewish helped more than 33,000 smokers in four states give up the deadly habit in the past year, saving millions of dollars in future healthcare costs.
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Thomas L. Petty, MD, Honored for Contributions to Pulmonary Medicine

November 11, 2007

In honor of Thomas L. Petty’s outstanding career and contributions to pulmonary medicine, The Chest Foundation and Boehringer Ingelheim, Inc., have established an endowed research fund in Dr. Petty’s name. The Thomas L. Petty, MD, Master FCCP Endowment in Lung Research will support lung research and advances in respiratory patient care.
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Simple Test Detects Major Lung Disease

November 1, 2007

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, yet the National Institutes of Health estimates that 12 million people with the disease don’t even know they have it. A simple test, called spirometry can help diagnose COPD. Free spirometry tests will be offered on four dates in December at select SmartCare Family Medical Centers.
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New Clues to Rheumatoid Arthritis

October 30, 2007

National Jewish Medical and Research Center researchers have identified cells that contribute to inflammation and tissue damage in a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis. The cells, known as gamma-delta T cells, produce IL-17, which is considered a major player in chronic autoimmune diseases. Depleting mice of these cells significantly lessened both the severity and incidence of disease. The results were published in the October 2007 issue of the Journal of Immunology
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National Jewish Hires Ron Berge as New COO

October 19, 2007

National Jewish has hired Ron Berge as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 3, 2008. Berge spent the last 20 years at The Children’s Hospital most recently as their VP of Facility Development and has over 30 years of experience in health care and hospital operations.
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$37 Million Grant to Study COPD

October 10, 2007

Researchers from National Jewish and Brigham and Women's Hospital have been awarded a $37 million grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to lead the most comprehensive study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ever undertaken.
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Drug-Resistant TB Patient Robert Daniels Discharged from National Jewish Medical and Research Center

September 18, 2007

National Jewish Medical and Research Center discharged Robert Daniels, the multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis patient who came to the center from Arizona, today at 11 a.m.
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Pulmonary Fibrosis on the Rise

August 8, 2007

Death rates from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a deadly scaring of the lungs, rose steadily between 1992 and 2003, according to research published by National Jewish Medical and Research Center faculty. The rise was greater among women than men, and is predicted to continue climbing for both sexes.
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Arizona TB Patient Robert Daniels Undergoes Surgery

July 31, 2007

Robert Daniels, a multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis patient at National Jewish Medical and Research Center, will undergo surgery Tuesday to remove his entire left lung. The surgery is a complement to his antibiotic therapy and should improve Mr. Daniels’ chances of recovery.
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National Jewish Discharges Andrew Speaker

July 26, 2007

National Jewish Medical and Research Center discharged patient Andrew Speaker at 6 a.m. Thursday, July 26 after the successful completion of his in-patient treatment for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis.
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National Jewish Begins Treatment for Arizona TB Patient

July 20, 2007

Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis patient Robert Daniels Friday began treatment at National Jewish Medical and Research Center and spoke by phone to his wife, Alla, for the first time in more than a month.
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Drug-Resistant TB Patient Andrew Speaker to have Surgery

July 17, 2007

Andrew Speaker, the patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis, will undergo surgery to remove infected and damaged tissue in his lungs.
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Drug-Resistant TB Patient Arrives at National Jewish

July 17, 2007

A patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis arrived at National Jewish Medical Center. Doctors plan to evaluate the patient and expect begin treatment with at least two antibiotics.
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Tuberculosis Patient Andrew Speaker Elects to Have Surgery

July 17, 2007

After consultation with his physicians, drug-resistant tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker has elected to undergo surgery July 17, 2007, to remove diseased and damaged tissue in his lung.
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Drug-Resistant TB Patient Robert Daniels Comes to National Jewish for Treatment

July 17, 2007

Drug-Resistant TB Patient Robert Daniels Comes to National Jewish for Treatment
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Transcript of Press Conference

July 3, 2007

Transcript of press briefing by National Jewish Medical and Research Center and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the status of drug-resistant tuberculosis patient Andrew Speaker.
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Andrew Speaker’s TB is Multi-Drug-Resistant, Not Extensively Drug-Resistant

July 3, 2007

Laboratory tests conducted at National Jewish Medical and Research Center indicate that patient Andrew Speaker’s tuberculosis is susceptible to some of the medications previously thought ineffective against his disease.
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Third Sputum Smear Test Negative for XDR TB Patient Andrew Speaker

June 5, 2007

Andrew Speaker learned Monday evening that his third consecutive sputum smear test had come back negative. The sputum smear test helps evaluate if there are large numbers of tuberculosis organisms in a patient’s sputum, and is a helpful tool in determining how sick and how contagious a patient is.
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Iris and Michael Smith Clinics and Laboratories Dedicated

June 1, 2007

More than 400 people gathered in the soaring atrium of the new Iris and Michael Smith Clinics and Laboratories on the campus of National Jewish Medical and Research Center on Friday, May 18, to dedicate the 93,600-sqare-foot building.
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Colorado Governor Ritter Visits Kunsberg School

May 1, 2007

On May 14 Colorado Governor Bill Ritter visited the Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Medical and Research Center to encourage students participating in the Colorado Kids Marathon Milers Program.
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New Tool Helps Children Get Asthma Under Control

April 13, 2007

A simple, new questionnaire can identify children with poorly controlled asthma who needlessly suffer asthma symptoms that limit their daily activities. National Jewish pediatrician Andy Liu, M.D., recently described the development of the test and research demonstrating its validity and clinical utility.
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Research Highlights from Thoracic Society Conference

March 18, 2007

National Jewish faculty joins thousands of researchers from around the world to present the latest research in lung and related diseases at the 2007 International Meeting of the American Thoracic Society, May 18-23, in San Francisco. Listed below are a few highlighted talks National Jewish researchers will deliver.
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Allergy, Asthma Research Presented

March 18, 2007

Highlights of National Jewish faculty presentations at the 2007 International Meeting of the American Thoracic Society.
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National Jewish Makes Ambitious Plans

March 8, 2007

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has launched a new strategic vision and plan that will increase by 40 percent the size of its faculty and increase the funds available to its research programs over the next several years.
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National Jewish Among Best Places for Postdocs to Train

March 1, 2007

National Jewish Medical and Research Center has been named one of the best places in the nation to undertake postdoctoral training.
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Test Helps Identify Asthma Patients Likely to Fail Corticosteroid Therapy

February 28, 2007

New researchconfirms that certain asthma patients may not benefit from inhaled corticosteroids and suggests how those patients can be identified.
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Dog Ownership: A Risk Factor for Corticosteroid Resistant Asthma?

February 26, 2007

Living with a dog may cause some asthma patients to become resistant to steroids, the mainstay of asthma treatment.
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Excess Weight Can Cause Asthma

February 6, 2007

A new meta-analysis conducted by researchers at National Jewish Medical and Research Center has found that being overweight or obese increases the odds of developing asthma in the coming year by about 50%.
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Kunsberg School Wins USDA Award for Excellence in Nutrition

February 2, 2007

USDA Under Secretary Nancy Montanez Johner presented the HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award for excellence in nutrition, nutritional education and physical education to Kunsberg School Friday, Feb. 2, 2007
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National Jewish Offers Simple Test to Detect COPD

January 19, 2007

Spirometry, a simple noninvasive test that measures how much and how fast air can be forced out of the lungs, can help detect COPD and other lung diseases. National Jewish Medical and Research Center offers free spirometry tests throughout the year at various locations in Colorado.
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