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High blood pressure? Bring It Down!

8. May 2015


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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Study Targets Hypertension Disparity

22. July 2013


By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Division of Research This year, the KP Northern California Division of Research received an $11 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for a series of studies on stroke prevention in blacks and young adults, to be conducted in conjunction with the University of California, San […]

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Vitamin D supplementation lags among people who may need it most

24. January 2013

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By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research Many adult members of Kaiser Permanente Northern California who are at high risk for vitamin D insufficiency are not getting it from dietary supplements, according to a recent survey by researchers with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. “There are certain risk factors that […]

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Pacific Islanders, South Asians and Filipinos Have Higher Rates of Diabetes Than All Other Ethnic Groups

13. November 2012


Rates of diagnosed diabetes are much higher among some Asian subgroups than is apparent when aggregating all Asians as a whole, according to a new study by the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research and the University of California, San Francisco. In this first study to look at Asian subgroup differences in a population […]

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Cycling for health: Division staffer on diabetes study founds East Bay group for African-American cyclists

12. August 2011

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Jenna Burton has lost a grandmother, two uncles and most recently, an aunt to complications from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. But the 29-year-old Division of Research research associate is not standing by wringing her hands. Instead, Burton is grasping the handlebars of her 24-speed maroon Bianchi Eros bicycle and steering her life down […]

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Breaking the mold: CARDIA changes cardiovascular disease research

25. January 2011


Until the 1980s, all that was known about the leading cause of death among Americans — cardiovascular disease — had been learned by studying middle-aged white men. But a study begun in 1985 with participants ranging in age from 18 to 30 broke that mold.  The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study, […]

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Language barriers linked to worse diabetes control

21. January 2011

When patients cannot talk with doctors about diabetes in their own language, even when interpreter services are available, poorer diabetes outcomes may be the result. These were the findings of a recent study by researchers at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California and the University of California, San Francisco. The study was […]

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