National Jewish Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce Creation of Respiratory Institute in New York
December 17, 2013
Today, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and National Jewish Health, the nation’s leading respiratory hospital, based in Denver, Colorado, announced the formation of a joint venture to support differentiated care and research in respiratory and related diseases. The new venture will be called the Mount Sinai-National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute. It is expected to open on the campus of the Icahn School of Medicine in July 2014.
Collaboration with the North American Quitline Consortium & Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
December 4, 2013
National Jewish Health and the North American Quitline Consortium, in collaboration with the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, brought health care professionals together to improve the frequency and effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions at Beyond the 5 A’s: Improving Cessation Interventions through Strengthened Training conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 13 – 15, 2013.
Klara and Larry Silverstein Honored by National Jewish Health at “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance Dec. 14
December 3, 2013
New York City’s real estate and construction industry leaders will honor the charitable generosity and long-time dedication to National Jewish Health of Klara and Larry Silverstein, president and CEO of Silverstein Properties Inc., at the 44th annual “A Winter’s Evening” Dinner Dance on Dec. 14, 2013, in Manhattan.
Bronchial Thermoplasty Shows Long-Term Effectiveness for Asthma
December 2, 2013
The beneficial effects of bronchial thermoplasty, a non-pharmacologic treatment for asthma, last at least five years, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions.
New Blood Test Finds Allergies Before Implant Surgery
November 12, 2013
Dr. Karin Pacheco and her team at National Jewish Health have come up with an alternative to patch skin testing for allergies, developing the first blood test that can detect allergies to nickel.
Taking the Food Allergy Fear out of Halloween
October 29, 2013
Halloween can be a frightening time for a growing number of families who deal with food allergies. One in 12 children are affected by allergies to foods. Many Halloween candies contain common allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs.
Researchers Discover How Cancer 'Invisibility Cloak' Works
October 22, 2013
Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered how a lipid secreted by cancer tumors prevents the immune system from mounting an immune response against it.
Quality Asthma Care in the San Luis Valley Program Honored
October 15, 2013
The National Jewish Health Office of Professional Education received an award for continuing medical education (CME) that seeks to increase the capacity of rural primary care practices to assess, treat and manage asthma. The Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME) recognized the program, Meeting the Needs of Rural Southern Colorado: Implementing Sustainable Evidence-Based Asthma Care, with an award for “Best Practice in Collaboration.”
Continuing Medical Education Asthma Program Honored by CACME
October 15, 2013
The National Jewish Health Office of Professional Education has received an award from the Colorado Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (CACME) for its innovative program Improving the Quality of Care for Patients with Asthma.
Nearly $250,000 Raised at June 24 Golf Tournament Benefiting Asthma Programs at Nation’s Leading Respiratory Hospital
September 27, 2013
The 17th annual Fund to Cure Asthma Golf Tournament at the Fenway Golf Club in White Plains on June 24 raised $242,000 to benefit asthma research and treatment at National Jewish Health, the leading respiratory hospital in the nation.
Millions Treated For Asthma May Be Misdiagnosed
September 23, 2013
Of patients referred to leading respiratory hospital, 1 in 4 don’t have asthma, 70 percent under-diagnosed
Leading Denver-Based Hospitals Plan to Partner
September 17, 2013
National Jewish Health and Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital Announce Letter of Intent to Form Joint Operating Agreement
National Jewish Health Receives 4-Star Charity Rating
September 12, 2013
Designation through 2014 Given for Fiscal Management, Accountability and Transparency
Bacteria In Soil, Shower Heads Can Pose Threat
August 27, 2013
Tall, thin women face a greater risk of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), an organism closely related to those that cause tuberculosis, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. Their study appears in a recent publication of The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care.
Denver’s “Top Doctors” List Includes 22 National Jewish Health Physicians
August 19, 2013
Twenty-two National Jewish Health physicians have been named "Top Doctors" in the 2013 ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine.
National Jewish Health Golf Classic
August 19, 2013
RE/MAX LLC and Shanahan’s among 2013 Sponsors of National Jewish Health Golf Classic to Benefit Morgridge Academy for Chronically Ill Children
National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories Receive CAP 15189SM Accreditation
August 8, 2013
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has renewed CAP 15189SM Accreditation for National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories.
New Target Identified for Food Allergy Therapy
July 31, 2013
Researchers at National Jewish Health have identified an enzyme that is essential to the allergic reaction to peanuts.
As Kids Go Back To School, Parents And Doctors Brace For A Surge Of Asthma Cases
July 31, 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children with asthma miss a combined 14.4 million school days a year, which is about 80,000 a day. Many of those occur just after school begins when conditions are at their worst.
National Jewish Health Named A Top Respiratory Hospital
July 26, 2013
For the 17th year in a row, National Jewish Health has been named a top respiratory hospital by U.S. News & World Report.
BELLA SERA Raises $250,000
July 18, 2013
Aspen “BELLA SERA Music in the Air” Raises $250,000 for National Jewish Health. Music Icons Patti Austin and James Ingram Entertained Guests on July 15
National Jewish Health Receives $3.5M Grant to Help Primary Care Providers Improve Weight Management Programs
July 15, 2013
The Colorado Health Foundation has awarded a three-year, $3.5M grant to National Jewish Health to develop and implement sustainable weight management programs in two primary care clinical systems.
"America's Top Doctors" List Includes 24 from National Jewish Health
July 10, 2013
More than 230,000 doctors were surveyed to compile the list of physicians recognized by their peers for excellence in different specialties.
$450,000 Raised by L.A. Professional Services Industry
June 19, 2013
More than $450,000 Raised by L.A. Professional Services Industry for Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital on June 8 2013
2013 New Mexico Award Dinner
June 17, 2013
DiGregorio and Gardenswartz Families Honored at Albuquerque Dinner Benefiting National Jewish Health, Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital
Richard Mack of AREA Property Partners to Chair June 13 AIR Society Event in Tribeca
June 11, 2013
Richard Mack of AREA Property Partners will chair the 2013 “The Sky’s the Limit” cocktail party, presented by the New York AIR Society on June 13 in Tribeca.
Friedman and Smith honored at Black & White Ball June 8
June 10, 2013
L.A. Professional Services Industry Honors Harry Friedman and Doug Smith at Black & White Ball on June 8
National Jewish Health to Study Genetically Guided Weight Loss
May 30, 2013
National Jewish Health recently signed an agreement with BodySync Personal Genetics to evaluate the potential role of genetics in weight management.
National Jewish Health Renames School for Chronically Ill Children in Honor of Morgridge Family
May 21, 2013
National Jewish Health has renamed its free school for chronically ill children to recognize the long-time support of John and Carrie Morgridge and their recent $15 million donation.
Plant-Based Diets Come with Many Benefits
May 15, 2013
Recent research has shown that plant-based diets are associated with lower incidence of stroke, heart attack and many forms of cancer as well as increased life expectancy and fertility.
San Antonio Luncheon Honors Bob Gurwitz and Julian Gold LLC
May 2, 2013
More than 200 people attended the 2013 Humanitarian Award Luncheon in San Antonio to honor Bob Gurwitz and his company, Julian Gold LLC.
Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Earns Distinguished Clinician Award
May 2, 2013
Mark Boguniewicz, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at National Jewish Health, received the 2013 Distinguished Clinician Award from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).
Genome Study Suggests New Strategies for Understanding and Treating Pulmonary Fibrosis
April 29, 2013
A new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people has identified seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis.
2013 Hoops & Hoopla Raises Nearly $100,000 for Kunsberg School
April 23, 2013
Supporters of National Jewish Health & Kunsberg School for chronically ill children raised nearly $100,000 at the 10th annual “Hoops & Hoopla” event on April 6.
New York Financial Industry Leaders Raise More than $500,000
April 22, 2013
National Jewish Health, the number one respiratory hospital in the nation, welcomed more than 700 leaders of New York’s financial industry, who raised more than $514,000 for the institution at the 36th annual Financial Industries Dinner at the New York Hilton.
Vaccine Adjuvant Uses Host DNA to Boost Pathogen Recognition
April 10, 2013
Researchers at National Jewish Health continue unraveling the mystery of how adjuvants make vaccines more effective.
40th Annual San Antonio Humanitarian Award Luncheon
April 3, 2013
National Jewish Health will honor Bob Gurwitz and Julian Gold, LLC, at the San Antonio Humanitarian Luncheon on April 9.
Helping Your Child Cope with a Medical Condition
April 3, 2013
Children with chronic illness are twice as likely to have more emotional or behavioral challenges in comparison to healthy children.
Royalty, Bond and a Ball – National Jewish Health Pulls It All Together for Benefit Gala
April 3, 2013
National Jewish Health knows just the right magical ingredients for the party of the year: the Beaux Arts Grand Court Ball March 9, 2013.
Changing Advice: Egg-Allergic Patients Should Get Flu Vaccine Without Delay
March 29, 2013
New recommendations from a task force of allergy experts advise people with an egg allergy to get a flu vaccine, and not to delay with allergy testing before the vaccine.
National Jewish Health Beaux Arts 'Grand Court Ball' Raises $2 Million
March 28, 2013
More than 1,000 guests braved snowy roads March 9 to enjoy a royally luxurious evening and raise $2 million for National Jewish Health at the 2013 Beaux Arts “Grand Court Ball.”
10th Hoops & Hoopla
March 28, 2013
Sports lovers will gather to watch college basketball and support National Jewish Health for the 10th annual Hoops & Hoopla fundraising event presented by Greiner Electric on April 6 at the Cable Center in Denver.
National Jewish Health Supports Governor's Medicaid Plan
March 28, 2013
National Jewish Health applauds Gov. John Hickenlooper's announced plans to expand access to Medicaid while reshaping the program to maximize savings.
Antiviral Lipids Earn Patent
March 26, 2013
Dennis Voelker, professor of medicine at National Jewish Health, has been awarded a U.S. patent for various lipids that inhibit inflammation and infection in the lungs, especially those caused by influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
2013 Beaux Arts ‘Grand Court Ball’ Set for March 9
March 22, 2013
The attendees of the 2013 Beaux Arts “Grand Court Ball” benefiting National Jewish Health will convene March 9 for a royal party fit for a king and queen. Grand Marshals Cathy and Peter Dea, Kristen and Marc Holtzman, and Joyce Zeff will be honored at the annual fundraising event to be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
How Global Warming Is Making Allergies Worse
March 22, 2013
Rise in temperatures and carbon dioxide levels are boosting pollen, extending allergy seasons.
National Jewish Health New Directions for Women Luncheon
March 15, 2013
National Jewish Health ‘New Directions for Women’ Luncheon Brings Heart Health to More Than 200 Women and Supports #1 Respiratory Hospital
Study: Homeschool Students Sleep Better
March 6, 2013
The findings provide additional evidence of teens’ altered biological clocks and support an argument for starting traditional high school later in the morning.
Craig Stillwagon Honored at 36th Annual Financial Industries Dinner
March 1, 2013
More than 700 business leaders will gather for the 36th Annual Financial Industries Dinner on March 12. Proceeds from the event will benefit the nation’s number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health. The dinner will honor Craig Stillwagon, PNC Business Credit executive vice president and Eastern division executive. Stillwagon is a leader in the financial industry.
“Green" Homes Save Money but can Trap Air Pollution Indoors
February 28, 2013
Nathan Rabinovitch, MD, an asthma specialist at National Jewish Health, will describe the potential health hazards “green” buildings pose to people with asthma, during a symposium, Monday, February 25, at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology
Inspirational Speaker Headlines ‘New Directions for Women’ March Luncheon
February 15, 2013
Everyone who attends the March 5 “New Directions for Women” luncheon will feel energized after hearing from keynote speaker and noted dietician Zonya Foco
Improve Your Heart Health -- Starting Today
February 13, 2013
Each year, heart disease kills more Americans than cancer. National Jewish Health Cardiologist Andrew Freeman, MD, offers these tips to help you improve your heart health
Is Your 'Green' Home Making You Sick?
February 13, 2013
Between remodeling older houses and building new ones, it’s estimated that millions of American homes will get a lot greener in the next decade. While that may bode well from an energy-efficiency standpoint, the trend certainly doesn’t have everyone breathing easier.
2013 Pulmonary & Allergy Update
February 6, 2013
Nationally recognized faculty from National Jewish Health will discuss insights and recent advances in pulmonary medicine, asthma, allergies and immunology at the 35th Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update at Keystone, Feb. 6-9.
Tall and Thin Not So Great for Mycobacterial Disease
January 23, 2013
Tall, thin women face a greater risk of infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), cousins of the organism that causes tuberculosis, according to researchers at National Jewish Health
Immunotherapy Reduces Allergic Patients’ Sensitivity to Peanuts
January 10, 2013
New research at National Jewish Health provides additional support for a strategy to reduce the severity of reactions to peanut— repeatedly consuming small amounts of the very food that causes those reactions in the first place, a practice called immunotherapy.