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High blood pressure? Bring It Down!

8. May 2015

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Bring It Down is learning how to close the disparity between black and white people in high blood pressure control, with the ultimate goal of reducing stroke risk. By Ann Wallace, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research When it comes to high blood pressure, Kaiser Permanente Northern California is very good at bringing […]

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Maintaining weight is a healthy focus for women with breast cancer

13. August 2014

Maintaining weight is a healthy focus for women with breast cancer

Women with breast cancer who maintained their weight were less likely to report changes in their physical abilities following diagnosis, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente researchers. “People who gained or lost more than 10 percent of their pre-diagnosis body weight both showed physical functional limitations two years after diagnosis,” says Candyce H. Kroenke, […]

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Electronic health records are linked to improved diabetes care for Kaiser Permanente patients

15. October 2013

Electronic health records are linked to improved diabetes care for Kaiser Permanente patients

Video: KP scientists on electronic health records By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, KP NCAL Division of Research Kaiser Permanente’s electronic health records are world-renowned for their pivotal role in providing integrated care, and now new research confirms that the KP HealthConnect system improves outcomes for patients. Mary Reed, DrPH, staff scientist with the Kaiser […]

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Electronic Health Records Aid in Diabetes Care

13. November 2012

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DOR researchers found that the use of electronic health records at 17 Northern California medical centers was associated with significant improvements in diabetes care and outcomes. Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the study demonstrated that electronic health records helped clinicians to better target treatment changes and follow-up testing for their diabetes patients. “The […]

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Vaccine Study Center Research Yields Valuable Knowledge on Vaccines for Children and Adolescents

13. November 2012

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The Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center (VSC), which conducts research to advance scientific understanding of vaccines at all levels of development, published widely-covered studies this fall on both the deficiencies and general safety of two vaccines for children and adolescents. The first, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reported that protection against pertussis […]

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Recently presented: Clinicians and researchers work together on hypertension study

23. June 2011

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Division of Research investigators recently assisted physician Marc Jaffe, MD, with presentation of the results from an observational study he led with fellow clinician Joseph D. Young, MD. The study showed that Kaiser Permanente Northern California nearly doubled the rate of blood pressure control — among 600,000 members diagnosed with hypertension — from 44 percent in 2001 […]

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