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July 2014

 
 

Allergic Reactions Don’t Take a Summer Vacation

 
 

It’s summer! More time outside, socializing with friends and hanging out at the pool all provide opportunities for exposure to insect stings and unlabeled food allergens. Be prepared to handle emergency allergic reactions with an epinephrine injection.

INFOGRAPHIC: Epinephrine – the injection that can save a life


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Kids and Illness - How Do You Cope?


Mother-child_78x74.jpg When a child is dealing with a chronic illness, the whole family can feel frightened and frustrated. Help your child express feelings and find outlets to do so to foster better health. Our pediatric behavioral health experts offer the following advice.

How to improve your child's mental health

 

New Partnership Expands Patient Care


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National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital (and its nonprofit parent, SCL Health), recently announced that they have signed an operating agreement to create and jointly own a new entity that will expand and enhance high-quality, affordable health care for patients and families in Colorado. The new hospital opens in Denver in December 2014.

Hospitals complete JOA

WATCH: CEOs discuss partnership

 
 

Boost Your Mood With Omega-3s


Carlton_78x74.jpgOmega-3 fatty acids are important for memory and behavioral function. A good source of Omega-3s comes from fish. Get your daily boost with this new recipe from Chef Carlton, who is in his seventh year here as a Patient Room Service Cook.

RECIPE: Grilled salmon salad with raspberry dijon vinaigrette

 

Second Opinion, Second Chance


Sharon_78x74.jpg Sharon believed she only had seven to 10 years to live after a diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Combined with her bipolar disorder, she went into a tailspin of depression. But then she saw our Dr. Fernández Pérez, who gave her a different diagnosis and a brand new outlook on life.

Read Sharon’s story of hope

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Upcoming Events

Support National Jewish Health in your community. Find out when we will be in your area.

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Night & Day Golf Classic
A golf tournament benefiting National Jewish Health
Sedalia, CO

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FARE Walk for Food Allergy
Help us say FAREwell to food allergies
Denver, CO and nationwide

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Miner’s Clinic
Free screenings for current and retired miners
Casper, WY

 
 

Clinical Trials

CT Chest & Blood Biomarker for Screening of Lung Cancer

Researchers at National Jewish Health are conducting a lung cancer screening study involving a CT scan and blood biomarker test. Smokers or former smokers between the ages of 50-75 who are at risk for developing lung cancer due to their smoking history are encouraged to enquire. Call a study coordinator directly at 303.398.1921 or email lungcancerresearch@njhealth.org.

Visit the Weinberg Clinical Research Unit for additional clinical trials.

 

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