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2010-11-05 15:40:47

Many children, especially those with eczema, are unnecessarily avoiding foods based on incomplete information about potential food-allergies, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. The food avoidance poses a nutritional risk for these children, and is often based primarily on data from blood tests known as serum immunoassays. Many factors, including patient and family history, physical examination, and blood and skin tests, should be used when evaluating potential food allergies....

2010-10-27 11:15:00

Inaugural IPF Summit: From Bench to Bedside to be held in Chicago, IL December 1-3, 2011 in Partnership with National Jewish Health and France Foundation CHICAGO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced that it is establishing a national scientific conference for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) physicians and patients beginning in 2011. IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, will be held at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL...

2010-07-15 07:00:00

DENVER, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 13th consecutive year, National Jewish Health has been named the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080711/DC27335LOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080711/DC27335LOGO) "We are gratified to receive this honor once again," said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health. "It is a testimony to our outstanding faculty and...

2009-09-17 06:00:00

BRISBANE, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InterMune, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITMN) today announced that it will be collaborating with National Jewish Health(R)( )investigators in order to help further the research of inherited genetic factors that may play a role in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). InterMune will provide researchers at National Jewish with access to DNA collected from patients who participated in the Company's Phase 3 clinical trials in IPF for both pirfenidone...

2009-07-16 09:00:00

DENVER, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the twelfth year in a row, National Jewish Health has been named the best respiratory hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. "We are gratified that board-certified pulmonologists around the country continue to recognize National Jewish Health as the best place in the nation for respiratory care," said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health. "Even in these challenging times, we are seeing more patients...

2009-06-25 08:46:14

Although every cell in the body carries the genes necessary to function as an antibody-producing B cell, only a small proportion of stem cells mature into those important immune-system cells. James Hagman, PhD, Professor of Immunology at National Jewish Health and his colleagues have identified two "molecular motors" that work in opposing directions to control the development of B cells. They published their findings June 19 in the online version of  The Proceedings of the National...

2009-06-03 08:40:00

Being overweight or obese does not make asthma worse in patients with mild and moderate forms of the disease, according to a study by National Jewish Health researchers, although it may reduce the response to medications."With both asthma and obesity on the rise in recent years, there has been much interest in the possible link between these two conditions," said lead author E. Rand Sutherland, Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, and lead author of the paper appearing...

2009-03-24 08:44:04

Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered a promising strategy for destroying the molecular scaffolding that can make Pseudomonas bacterial infections extremely difficult to treat in cystic fibrosis patients, wearers of contact lenses, and burn victims. Jerry Nick, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, and his colleagues report in the April 2009 issue of The Journal of Medical Microbiology that a long string of aspartic acid molecules disrupts the...

2008-10-07 12:00:52

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: William Allstetter of National Jewish Health, +1-303- 398-1002, allstetterw@njc.org Retailer Green Depot, home inspectors, green builders and realtors all on board to market and distribute test DENVER, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Home owners, buyers and renters can now assure that their indoor environment is healthy and safe with an easy-to-use kit manufactured and serviced by the nation's number one respiratory hospital, National Jewish Health. The...

2008-07-11 12:01:05

DENVER, July 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Signaling a bold evolution and expansion beyond traditional boundaries of respiratory medicine into exciting new areas of science and health, National Jewish Medical and Research Center will become National Jewish Health, effective immediately. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080711/DC27335LOGO ) "Simply put, this isn't just about a name change. National Jewish has been a leader in innovation and medicine for more than 109 years....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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