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2013-12-17 23:19:53

Nation’s leading respiratory hospital and renowned New York-based health care system develop joint venture to provide care and research focused on respiratory and related diseases. Denver, CO and New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 National Jewish Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Announce Creation of Respiratory Institute in New York Nation’s leading respiratory hospital and renowned New York-based health care system develop joint venture to provide care and...

2013-12-10 08:29:48

National Network of Leading Academic Medical Centers and National Database of Patient Information Will Spread Knowledge, Improve Care, Improve Clinical Research, and Promote Discovery CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the biennial PFF Summit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced its plans to establish the PFF Care Center Network (CCN) and the PFF Patient Registry. These initiatives will improve the health and quality of life of patients suffering from...

2013-04-22 14:13:20

A new genome-wide association study of more than 6,000 people has identified seven new genetic regions associated with pulmonary fibrosis. In findings published online in Nature Genetics on April 14, 2013, researchers at National Jewish Health, the University of Colorado and several other institutions found a number of genes associated with host defense, cell-cell adhesion and DNA repair, which provide clues to possible mechanisms underlying this currently untreatable disease. "This...

2013-03-27 08:32:58

PFF Summit 2013: From Bench to Bedside will be held December 5-7 in La Jolla, California CHICAGO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that registration is open for the PFF Summit 2013: From Bench to Bedside. The goal of the PFF Summit 2013 is to foster a collaborative environment to improve the education and awareness of pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and to identify new approaches to treat and ultimately find a cure for the...

2013-01-28 12:24:22

74-year-old Lung Disease Doctor Not Giving Up Now Even After 40 Years of Searching DENVER, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Marvin Schwarz isn't ready for retirement, though several years ago, he stepped down from his position as head of the Pulmonary Sciences Critical Care Medicine Division at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Schwarz, a 74-year-old pulmonologist and lung disease researcher hasn't found what he's been looking for despite more than 40 years of...

2012-09-10 06:26:40

Actress Rose McGowan Joins Chorus Demanding Change for PF Patients CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year around the world, as many as 48,000 people are diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis and 40,000 people die - the same number of people who are lost to breast cancer annually. Pulmonary fibrosis is a devastating disease that robs people of their ability to breathe. To help raise awareness about this unknown deadly disease, the Coalition for...

2012-07-31 10:51:59

Parents concerned about their children's slothful ways can do something about it, according to research at National Jewish Health. They can increase their own activity. In the July 2012 issue of the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Kristen Holm, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, and her colleagues report that, when parents increase their daily activity, as measured by a pedometer, their children increase theirs as well. "It has long been known that...

2012-07-16 18:20:25

DENVER, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Jewish Health has been named the best respiratory hospital in the nation for the 15th consecutive year, in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of America's Best Hospitals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/DC41176) "Fifteen years at the top is evidence of our continued commitment to the best coordinated care, and the highest level of innovation," said Michael Salem, M.D., President and CEO of National...

2012-01-25 13:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Jewish Health welcomed new leadership on January, 25, 2012, as Richard A. Schierburg began his tenure as Chair of the Board of Directors. He succeeds outgoing chair, Thomas Gart, who will continue to serve on the Board. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120125/DC41845) "It has been an extraordinary and rewarding experience serving as board chair for National Jewish Health," said Mr. Gart. "I am happy to pass the...

2012-01-25 14:34:31

The parasite that causes malaria is a genetic outlier, which has prevented scientists from discovering the functions of most of its genes. Researchers at National Jewish Health and Yale University School of Medicine have devised a technique to overcome the genetic oddity of Plasmodium falciparum, the major cause of human malaria. This new approach led them discover a new gene involved in lipid synthesis, and opens the door to further genetic discovery for the entire organism. This should...