National Jewish Health News National Jewish Health News Feed en 2009 National Jewish Health (William Allstetter) (Webmaster) /img/logo/newsfeed_logo.JPG National Jewish Health News Local VIPs Lend Support to Beaux Arts Ball /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/local-vips-beaux-arts-ball.aspx National Jewish Health is proud to name Carrie and John Morgridge, Linda and Richard Schierburg, Viki and Jack Thompson and Joni and Scott Wylie as its Morgridge Family Foundation 2011 Beaux Arts Ball Grand Marshals. Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/local-vips-beaux-arts-ball.aspx Treating Peanut Allergy Through a Patch /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/peanut-patch.aspx The peanut patch would seek to desensitize allergic patients by exposing them to increasing amounts of peanut protein, similar to the way allergy shots can desensitize people to pollen. Tue, 01 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/peanut-patch.aspx Women’s Symptoms for Heart Disease Often Missed /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/women-heart-disease.aspx More women then men die from heart disease each year. The list of differences between men and women is extensive, but one of the more underappreciated differences is in symptoms of heart disease. Tue, 15 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/women-heart-disease.aspx Inhaled Corticosteroids Effective as Rescue Medication for Asthma /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/steroids-rescue.aspx Inhaled corticosteroids can be an effective rescue treatment for asthma when combined with the standard rescue medication albuterol, according to research at National Jewish Health and other institutions. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/steroids-rescue.aspx L’Air on March 12, hosted by young DC-area professionals, benefits chronically ill children at nation’s #1 respiratory hospital /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/lair.aspx Evening event benefiting chronically ill students who attend kindergarten through eighth grade at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/lair.aspx Beaux Arts Ball IBIZA: National Jewish Health Plans Holiday on the Spanish Mediterranean at Hyatt Regency Denver /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/beaux-arts-ball-ibiza.aspx Beaux Arts Ball, the institution’s largest annual fundraising event in Denver, attracts the metro area’s most prominent business people and philanthropists and raises $2 million each year to support world-renowned research and treatment programs for respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases at National Jewish Health. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/beaux-arts-ball-ibiza.aspx Prolific Children’s Author Hosts Talk and Book Signing on Feb. 17, Proceeds Benefit National Jewish Health /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/book-signing.aspx Patricia Polacco, author of dozens of popular children’s books, including “The Keeping Quilt” and “Thank You, Mr. Falker,” will speak and sign her books at an event held in her honor at National Jewish Health Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/book-signing.aspx Sugar Increases Risk of Heart Disease /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/heart-sugar.aspx The word has gotten out that heart-conscious eaters need to be mindful of calories, sodium and fat. Less well known is that mounting evidence indicates that excess sugar can also lead to heart disease. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/heart-sugar.aspx Pulmonary Hypertension: The Truly Silent Killer /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/ph-silent-killer.aspx Pulmonary hypertension is an under recognized, dangerous disease. Researchers at National Jewish Health are developing a non-invasive diagnostic technique. Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/ph-silent-killer.aspx Researchers Discover Signaling Pathway Crucial to Acute Lung Injury /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/ALI-pathway.aspx Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a signaling pathway that is crucial to the devastating effects of acute lung injury (ALI). The data, obtained from cells, animals and ALI patients, suggest several potential therapeutic targets. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/ALI-pathway.aspx New Method Attacks Bacterial Infections on Contact Lenses /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/biofilm-keratitis.aspx Researchers at National Jewish Health and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a new method to fight bacterial infections associated with contact lenses. The method may also have applications for bacterial infections associated with severe burns and cystic fibrosis. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/biofilm-keratitis.aspx Patent for Method to Dampen Immune Response /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/bcellpatent.aspx National Jewish Health has been issued a US patent claiming a method to desensitize B cells by inactivating antigen receptors on their surfaces. The method holds promise for treatment of B-cell mediated diseases, such as lymphoma and leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and rejection of organ transplants. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/bcellpatent.aspx Chapman Foundation Funds Fellowship at Nation’s #1 Respiratory Hospital /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/chapman-foundation.aspx The Chapman Fellowship supports the work of Max Seibold, PhD, who has identified the strongest common genetic factor associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a disease that causes lung tissue to become thickened, stiff and scarred and impedes oxygen from entering the bloodstream. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/chapman-foundation.aspx National Jewish Health, Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital Announce Clinical Affiliation /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/colorado-acute-affiliation.aspx Colorado Acute Long Term Hospital and National Jewish Health (NJH) have developed a clinical affiliation that brings National Jewish Health expertise in respiratory and critical care to patients at Colorado Acute. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/colorado-acute-affiliation.aspx National Jewish Health Secures Six Patents in 2010 /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/patents-in-2010.aspx This number represents one of the best years on record for National Jewish, despite a severe decrease in the patent allowance rate by the USPTO in the last 10 years. Thu, 06 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2011/patents-in-2010.aspx Renowned Lung-Cancer Specialist James Jett, MD, Joins National Jewish Health /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/james-jett-joins-national-jewish-health-.aspx Dr. Jett will see cancer patients and conduct clinical research trials related to screening and the early detection of lung cancer. Wed, 05 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/james-jett-joins-national-jewish-health-.aspx 33rd Annual Pulmonary & Allergy Update /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/33rd-pulmonary-and-allergy-update-.aspx The four-day conference will feature lectures and case-based workshops with pulmonary and allergy/immunology focuses. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/33rd-pulmonary-and-allergy-update-.aspx Real Estate and Construction Industries Dinner-Dance raises $1.4 million for National Jewish Health /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/ny-real-estate-dinner-2010.aspx New York real estate and construction industries members donated $1.4 million to National Jewish Health at its annual New York Dinner, Dec. 11, 2010 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/ny-real-estate-dinner-2010.aspx Ninth Annual Cocktails & Karaoke Benefits Chronically Ill Students in Denver /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/c-and-k-final.aspx The ninth annual Cocktails & Karaoke fundraising event on Nov. 13 raised $57,000 to benefit chronically ill K-8th grade students at Kunsberg School on the campus of National Jewish Health. Fri, 10 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/c-and-k-final.aspx Pediatric Sleep Specialist /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/pediatric-sleep-specialist-.aspx Her clinical work focuses on sleep issues in children of all ages, including difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, sleep apnea and sleep terrors. Her research focuses on sleep in children with chronic illnesses and their parents. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT /about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/pediatric-sleep-specialist-.aspx