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."
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.
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.
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.