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April 2012


An Extreme Battle With Asthma


Jake Cohn spent his first three birthdays in the hospital. Today, he is a professional extreme freestyle skier who manages his asthma with a personalized treatment plan from doctors at National Jewish Health. "Dr. Beuther's been a lifesaver. Literally."

Read Jake’s inspirational story.





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Control Spring Allergies Before They Control You

Overweight Children May Require More Asthma Medication

Can Asthma Symptoms Be Influenced by the Mind?

Beaux Arts Ball Raises $2 Million


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Control Spring Allergies Before They Control You


Spring is not in full bloom, but pollen is still being released into the air. Take steps now to curb your allergy symptoms by following these tips for managing your allergies.

Allergy Treatment Programs


Overweight Children May Require More Asthma Medication


Overweight children may require higher doses of asthma medication to control their symptoms, says Pia Hauk, MD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Use the pediatric body mass index calculator to see if your child is overweight.

Pediatric Asthma Treatment Program


Can Asthma Symptoms Be Influenced by the Mind?


Biofeedback–controlling your body through your mind–might help asthma patients. National Jewish Health researchers are investigating how the technique may affect the lungs and airways. Biofeedback could complement traditional corticosteroid use and potentially reduce the need for medication. Learn how.

More Asthma Outreach and Research at National Jewish Health.


Beaux Arts Ball Raises $2 Million           

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Thank you to everyone who helped us “Salute the Stars and Stripes” on March 10 at the 2012 Beaux Arts Ball! We raised $2 million for National Jewish Health, including $500,000 for the care and research of veterans with severe lung diseases and injuries.

Watch our video on veteran Army Maj. Scott Weakley's experience.


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