Osteoporosis affects more men than prostate cancer
DENVER, CO -- Most people associate osteoporosis with women. But the truth is, one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of this condition. That’s more men than will have prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
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Researchers say whether the liquid contains nicotine or not, inhaling its vapor can damage epithelial cells from human airways and increase the risk of infections
DENVER, CO -- The liquid used in electronic cigarettes has been linked to a significantly higher risk of respiratory viral infections, whether the liquid contains nicotine or not, according to a published study by researchers at National Jewish Health in Denver.. . . read more
An additional two hours of therapy per night, and patients maintained improvement three months later
DENVER, CO -- August 18, 2014 -- Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He snored, tossed and turned and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day but also raised his risk of heart attack, stroke and car accidents. Fed up, Brugger went to his doctor, who suggested he use a CPAP machine, which delivers air through a face mask while he sleeps to keep his throat open with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).. . . read more
Study gives parents, doctors new options to treat painful, itchy condition
DENVER, CO -- July 8, 2014 -- The number of children with atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is on the rise. Some estimate that one in five children in the U.S. now suffers from the painful, itchy skin condition. In an effort to control their symptoms, many children are prescribed powerful medications like immunosuppressants or topical steroids.
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Tablets mark latest shift in immunotherapy, could make allergy shots unnecessary for many
DENVER, CO -- Thanks to the timely approval of a new tablet by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), millions of Americans who suffer from ragweed allergies will have a new, at-home option for treatment this fall.. . . read more