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June 2014


Best and Worst Cities for Ozone Pollution


If you're having a harder time breathing this summer, you’re not alone. Increasing temperatures trap ground-level ozone. This “bad” ozone is harmful to breathe and creates damage to trees, crops and other vegetation. How does your city rank? View our infographic to find out, and get tips for what you can do to breathe better.

INFOGRAPHIC: Ozone Pollution

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Meet Chef David

David-Lemann_Cook_78x74.jpg Our chefs love to create new recipes for our patients, visitors and staff. Chef David created this delicious gnocchi dish he thinks you’ll enjoy. While we always offer a meatless dish, doing so even one day per week in our onsite cafeteria reduces our carbon footprint by lowering livestock cultivation and also improves everyone's health.

Recipe: Kale Pesto-Tossed Gnocchi

Bonus Recipe: Creamy Quinoa & Berries


What’s Hiding Behind Summer BBQs?

salt-shaker_78x74.jpg High blood pressure and dangerous allergic reactions could be waiting on your plate. Many foods served at barbeques have hidden salt and food allergen ingredients. Learn which foods to watch out for this summer.

Health Dangers in Summer BBQs


Wildfire Smoke Threat Increases

Wildfire-Land_78x74.jpgHot temperatures and dry climates are back this summer, increasing the risk of wildfires. For those with respiratory and cardiac diseases, wildfire smoke can make symptoms worse. What can you do to breathe easier?

Tips for Breathing Through the Smoke


Coal Mine Worker Finds Answers

John-Hall_78x74.jpgJohn Hall was devastated when his doctor told him that his lungs were scarred from exposure to asbestos and that he would only live two to three years. But then he found the Occupational Health experts at National Jewish Health, where doctors here gave him a life-changing diagnosis.

Read John’s Story

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Upcoming Events

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


L.A. Professional Services Black and White Ball
A black tie evening benefiting National Jewish Health
Beverly Hills, CA


Miner’s Clinic
Free screenings for current and retired miners
Craig, CO

  June 23, 2014
18th Annual Golf & Tennis Tournament
Benefiting The Fund to Cure Asthma
Lake Success, NY


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

Visit the Weinberg Clinical Research Unit for additional clinical trials.


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