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May 2016


Finding a Cure for Asthma

The scary truth is that every day, nine Americans die from asthma. Meet two of our severe asthma patients, Jake and Kailia, who have had frightening asthma episodes. Watch this video to learn how our care team helped Jake control and manage his disease, helping him on his journey to become a professional skier, and how little Kailia is breathing better and exploring the world like a normal toddler.

Please support our work to help find a cure for severe asthma. 



Are You Making These Inhaler Mistakes?

Top10Inhaler Do you or does your child forget to shake the inhaler? Do you sit while using it? These are just two of the top 10 mistakes that reduce the effectiveness of an inhaler. Our new infographic explains how to fix these errors so that you can breathe easier.


Why Do Women Suffer More Than Men?

Autoimmune Women account for 80 percent of patients with autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers at National Jewish Health have discovered an immune cell that accumulates in females and those prone to autoimmune diseases. Learn more.


How to Stay Active Even with Spring Allergies

SpringWalking Don’t let spring allergies stop you from enjoying outdoor activities. Do you know the best time to exercise outside or other ways to protect against allergens? Find out what the experts say.


Honor Someone Special on Mother’s Day

Healthy-Food.jpg On Mother’s Day, we honor the women in our lives who love us every day — our mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters and aunts. Make a donation to National Jewish Health in honor of a special woman in your life, and we will send her an e-card to tell her that you gave in her name.

Help Us Create A World Cloud to Honor our Nurses

We want to show our nurses how much they are appreciated. Will you help us create a word cloud? Please share a word or two that describes the National Jewish Health nurses who have helped you. We will share the word cloud with our nurses and on Facebook during National Nurses Week later this month. Thank you for your help!

Contribute to Our Word Cloud.

Upcoming Events

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


New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner
Albuquerque, NM



Capital Area Breath of Life Golf Classic
Ijamsville, MD



Los Angeles Professional Services Black & White Ball
Los Angeles, CA


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Clinical Trials

Need to Sleep Better?
Are you interested in finding out if sleep affects your asthma or daytime functioning? We have sleep studies that are looking for adult and pediatric participants. Help us find answers today!

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