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The first symptoms of childhood asthma – heavy wheezing, tight chest and shortness of breath – can be frightening, especially in young children. Inflammation and increased sensitivity of the airways are common features of asthma, and can cause these symptoms in children.

In Denver, Colorado, and around the country, National Jewish Health for Kids is the trusted leader in caring for moderate or severe childhood asthma. As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, our program is designed to meet the rising demand for asthma care. Our pediatric asthma team brings together physicians, nurses, dietitians, physical and occupational therapists and others. These experts work together to create an individualized treatment plan for your child.

Our doctors are researchers, too, so your child will have access to the latest pediatric asthma clinical trials and most effective treatments.

At National Jewish Health for Kids you’ll find:

  • Advanced testing not available elsewhere
  • Individualized treatment plans that reflect your child’s specific needs
  • Rehabilitation services
  • The latest in clinical trials
  • Nutrition counseling and education.

Learn more about Asthma Treatment Programs.

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Clinical Trials

For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.

Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 119-year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders

 

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Team Helps Teen Pursue his Passion

Breath control is something every performer must master. For dancers, good breathing technique can add not only to endurance, but also to fluidity and grace. It can add power to an actor’s speech. Breath control is especially important and challenging for 18-yearold Kendrick Trujillo, who suffers from severe asthma and allergies. Thanks to his multidisciplinary team at National Jewish Health, Trujillo has mastered breath control well enough to pursue dance and theatre studies as he heads off to college.

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