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Asthma

Dr. Tod Olin and Auvion Cobb (credit: CBS)

Local Doctor Teaches Asthmatic Children How To Treat Themselves

If your child has trouble catching their breath when catching a ball or doing other activities, one local doctor is working on a solution.

12/12/2013

A cutting-edge asthma inhaler is helping doctors create a more accurate treatment plan for those with asthma. (credit: CBS)

High-Tech Asthma Inhaler Helps Track Triggers, Attacks

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects 25 million adults and eight million children in the U.S. A cutting-edge asthma inhaler is helping doctors create a more accurate treatment plan that pins down a patient’s location and possible triggers around them.

04/10/2013

An Asthma Drug That Permanently Stunts Growth?

All asthma medications can have side effects, but one in particular has one that is permanent: stunted growth. Dr. Dave Hnida has more on a new study.

09/03/2012

Kyle Laubenstein practices his breathing at National Jewish Health (credit: CBS)

Colorado Researchers Hope ‘Biofeedback’ Can Control Asthma

Can patients be trained to control their asthma? That’s what researchers are studying at National Jewish Health in Denver.

01/11/2012

Sasha Franzel (credit: CBS)

Parents Of CSU Student Suspect Asthma Attack Killed Her

The parents of a Colorado State University sophomore who died suddenly over the weekend believe a medical condition was to blame.

09/13/2011

An asthma toolkit workbook from National Jewish Health (credit: CBS)

National Jewish Health Improves Care Of Low Income Patients With Asthma

Doctors and nurses at National Jewish Health are improving the care of low income patients with asthma.

08/17/2011

Zumante Lucero (credit: CBS)

Mother Files Lawsuit, Says Bureaucracy Led To Son’s Death

A Denver mother is fighting for justice for the boy she lost two years ago.

07/21/2011

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Texts Remind Asthma Patients To Take Medication

Doctors at National Jewish Health are hoping that text messaging will get young asthma patients to do a better job of taking their medications. The idea is to reach adolescents in the way they like to communicate.

06/03/2011

Cream with probiotics (credit: CBS)

Probiotics May Have Some Benefits For Kids

A leading medical group says there’s some evidence that probiotics, or “good” bacteria, may have limited benefits for certain illnesses in children.

11/29/2010

A patient undergoes bronchial thermoplasty at National Jewish Health (credit: CBS)

New Procedure Offers Promise To Adults With Asthma

A new procedure offers promise for adults with severe asthma. It’s the first non-drug treatment to help sufferers breathe easier. The treatment, bronchial thermoplasty, can be found at National Jewish Health.

11/24/2010