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Twenty-Four National Jewish Health Physicians Named Denver’s “Top Doctors”

July 31, 2015

Twenty-four National Jewish Health physicians have been named "Top Doctors" in the 2015 ranking of Denver-area physicians by 5280 magazine.

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National Jewish Health Launches Commercial Tobacco Program Customized for American Indians

July 29, 2015

National Jewish Health is launching a new program aimed at reducing commercial tobacco use among American Indians. Although adult American Indian commercial tobacco users express a strong interest in quitting, research shows they have lower quit rates and are among the least successful in maintaining long-term abstinence.

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Mental Health Affects Ability to Quit Smoking

July 27, 2015

Researchers at National Jewish Health have found tobacco quitline participants who identified as having mental health conditions and/or recent emotional challenges are significantly less likely to successfully quit smoking than those without mental health conditions.

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National Jewish Health Named #2 Respiratory Hospital in the Nation

July 20, 2015

National Jewish Health has been named the #2 respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015-16 ranking of leading hospitals in the United States.

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National Jewish Health Receives $1M Donation for Palliative Care Program

June 29, 2015

The Daniels Fund has donated $1 million to advance National Jewish Health palliative care services.

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National Jewish Health Named FARE Clinical Network Center of Excellence

June 29, 2015

The FARE Clinical Network is a new initiative that aims to accelerate the development of drugs for patients with food allergies as well as improve the quality of care for this serious illness.

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Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

June 22, 2015

More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments when more closely evaluated. Many of those people likely have the earliest stages of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an incurable progressive disease (COPD) that is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

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Medical Marijuana Researchers Convene at National Jewish Health

June 11, 2015

Researchers from around Colorado and the nation will gather at National Jewish Health to describe their research and current knowledge about marijuana as a medical therapy during the Marijuana and Health Symposium, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, June 13. 

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Electronic Referral Gets Pennsylvania Smokers Help Quitting

June 10, 2015

A pilot program gives physicians the ability to refer hospitalized patients who use tobacco to the Pennsylvania Free Quitline directly through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s electronic health record.  The Pennsylvania Free Quitline is operated by National Jewish Health.

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Mount Sinai − National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute Opens in New York City

June 8, 2015

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and National Jewish Health today announced the official opening of the Mount Sinai − National Jewish Health Respiratory Institute at Mount Sinai’s campus in Manhattan. The partnership creates a strong, integrated program for diagnosis and treatment of respiratory illness and lung disease.

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