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September 2016


Is the September Epidemic Real?

Have you noticed how many kids get sick right after they go back to school? It's not a coincidence. Back-to-school time increases exposure to germs, resulting in what doctors call the "September Epidemic." This fall rush of respiratory viruses is the reason 25 percent of all pediatric asthma hospitalizations happen in September and is a big concern for children with asthma. Find out how to protect your family.

INFOGRAPHIC: 10 Ways to Avoid the September Epidemic



14 Tips to Increase Happiness

RA Did you know that simply eating chocolate, smiling, or sleeping can improve your mood? When your mind is happy, your body responds with an improved immune system, better managed stress and increased endorphins. Use these tips when you need a pick-me-up!

Get Tips to Increase Health and Happiness


Finding a Cure for Severe Asthma

Inhaler Asthma kills 10 Americans every day. There is no cure for this serious respiratory disease, but the newly announced Cohen Family Asthma Institute at National Jewish Health seeks to improve care and find a cure for severe asthma through a coordinated, concerted effort.

Read About the Institute and its Goals 


Top Doctors Recognized

Top DocsFifty-six National Jewish Health physicians in 17 categories were named “Top Doctors” locally and nationally. These Top Doctors were recognized by thousands of physicians as being the best in their fields and trusted to treat themselves or a loved one.

See the Top Doctor List


How to Make Exercise a Fun Family Activity

FamilyResearch shows that when parents increase their physical activity, children will follow. Exercise helps improve nearly every health condition, so make it a priority for the whole family. Walking, playing ball, building a snow fort, or running a 5k together are just a few fun ideas.

Ideas to Get Your Family Moving

Upcoming Events

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

Sep 17

NTM Conference


Sep 22

Spirometry Screening
Brighton, CO


Oct 16

New York Air Society
New York


Walk with a Doc at locations nationwide.


New Website - Coming Soon

Keep your eye out for our new, mobile-friendly site that will include new physician ratings, a fresh design and easier access to the news and information you love. The new site launches later this month at


Do You Have Eczema or Psoriasis?

Our researchers are seeking answers for patients with eczema and psoriasis. Please review the open clinical studies below and help us transform lives with science!


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