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September 2013


Is Your Shower Head Making You Sick?


Bacteria called nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infect 30,000 people each year. It's not spread from person to person, so how do you get it? Know the symptoms, where it hides and what you can do to prevent infection.


INFOGRAPHIC: Is Your Shower Head Making You Sick? 



Bacteria a Threat to Tall, Thin Women

NTM Video ThumbnailA bacterial lung infection is on the rise, and it's not targeting cigarette smokers or miners. Women in their 50s, 60s, and 70s who have led blameless lives are at risk.

WATCH: What's attacking women's lungs


TB Expert Retires

IsemanDr. Michael Iseman, mentor, author, teacher and researcher, is retiring from National Jewish Health. With fond appreciation for his contributions to our institution, we say farewell to Dr. Iseman, a pioneer in the field of tuberculosis.

Dr. Iseman's key contributions


Meet Denver's Top Doctors

5280 Top Docs 20135280 magazine has named 22 National Jewish Health physicians to its 2013 "Top Doctors" list. More than 9,300 Denver-metro area doctors responded to a survey asking whom they'd trust to treat them or their families. Did your doctor make the list?

5280 Top Doctors


'I owe them my life'

Kara Haines The impact from a minor car accident revealed a lung condition that Kara Haines would spend the next two decades fighting. With the expert care she received at National Jewish Health, she is now breathing easier.

Read Kara's story

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Upcoming Events

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Sept 7
Walk With a Doc
Join doctors at this free monthly walk at local parks.
Denver, CO & Around the World
  Sept 21
Pulmonary Fibrosis Fun Run/Walk
Promoting awareness and raising funds for research to find a cure.
Denver, CO
  Oct 09
New Directions for Women Luncheon
An opportunity to learn about women’s lung and heart health.
Chicago, IL


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