The University of Denver (DU) and National Jewish Health are partnering to help students and faculty stay safe on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. National Jewish Health brings a long history of care and research into respiratory, cardiac and immune-related issues and has developed multiple diagnostic testing platforms for the coronavirus. This expertise in testing, developing protocols, and assessing care needs are part of the services brought to DU by National Jewish Health experts.
Most coronaviruses, such as the common cold, are not dangerous.
Coronaviruses mainly cause an infection in the nose, sinuses or upper throat, but can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis. People who have diabetes, heart and/or lung diseases, immune deficiency, or infants and older adults have a higher risk of being affected by a coronavirus. Read More
Learn how to get a good scrub down hand washing using the porcupine, peacock, motorcycle rev and backscratch techniques to make sure you are not part of the 95 percent that don’t wash correctly. Read More
As you plan to travel for health care appointments, vacation or business, remember that cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the U.S. and around the world. Travel can increase your chances of getting and spreading the virus. Social distancing, mask wearing and frequent handwashing are key to preventing you from catching this virus.
Use these tips to be prepared and have a safe trip. Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic affects each person differently, but a common theme has been its impact on mental health. The pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty, isolation and change. These effects can lead to heightened anxiety, feelings of depression, frustration, anger and more.
“Many people are longing for how life used to be,” said CJ Bathgate, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist at National Jewish Health. “Others are comparing effects of this pandemic to the effects seen after 9/11, because that is the last major event in the U.S. to cause widespread change to daily life.” Read More
Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jared Eddy, MD, medical director of Infection Control at National Jewish Health in Denver explains why everyone needs to get a flu shot this year.
In any given year, anywhere from 12 to 60,000 people will die from the flu. That's a lot of preventable deaths that we can avoid simply by having more healthy, younger people get vaccinated as well. And yet only about 45% of adults who are eligible for flu vaccine get vaccinated. Read More
The University of Denver (DU) and National Jewish Health announce a new partnership today to help with the safe return to campus for students and faculty for the fall term. National Jewish Health will serve as the strategic health care partner for DU. The two organizations will work together to develop and refine monitoring, testing, isolation and contact-tracing protocols, all aimed at preparing for the return of students and expanded staffing on campus in the coming weeks and months. Read More
Learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects specific health conditions in these printable patient education materials.
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