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August 2013


Back-to-School Epidemic


Back-to-school is a busy time for everyone, and kids with asthma and allergies need extra care when they return to the classroom. Asthma symptoms may lessen over the summer, but don’t let that fool you into thinking your child is fully prepared to return to school. Learn how to prepare your child to be in the best shape to start the school year strong, whether he or she has asthma or allergies.


INFOGRAPHIC: Back to school with asthma 

infographic: back-to-school health


Meet America's Top Doctors

Top DocsTwenty-four of our physicians have been named “America’s Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Recipients are recognized by their peers for excellence in different specialties. Check the list to look for your physician, and learn about our top doctors.

VIEW: America's Top Doctors


Asthma Spikes During School Year

Asthma videoThe beginning of a new school year triggers an increase in asthma. Busy school days, crowded hallways and anxiety can trigger asthma symptoms, which cause an estimated 80,000 children to miss school every day. Learn why and how to avoid the common pitfalls.

WATCH: How to keep your child's asthma under control


Be Safe Despite Food Allergies

Kids LunchbagsFor parents of food-allergic children, the start of a new school year can be scary. “With proper preparation, however, parents can let their children venture out on their own reassured that the school will provide a safe environment.” says Jennifer Moyer Darr, a licensed clinical social worker at National Jewish Health.

READ: Preparing food-allergic children for school


Students’ Summers Enriched

Morgridge Student Thanks to the support of our generous donors, 47 students participated in the second annual Morgridge Academy Summer Camp. These chronically ill students thrived academically and medically while enjoying fun learning activities to keep their brains active over summer break. See what students learned this summer.

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  Sept 21
Pulmonary Fibrosis Fun Run/Walk
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  Oct 09
New Directions for Women Luncheon
An opportunity to learn about women’s lung and heart health.
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