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Heartfelt Thanks for Heart Study Participants

21. November 2016

Heartfelt Thanks for Heart Study Participants

By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Consultant Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson thanks CARDIA study participants for 30 years of contributions to medical research. In 1985, Kaiser Permanente researchers asked Wanda Johnson of Oakland if she would like to participate in a new heart study called CARDIA. At a time when heart research […]

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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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New Research Does Not Find Elevated Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events Associated with Use of ADHD Medications in Young and Middle-aged Adults

21. December 2011


In a recently published study, Division researchers found little evidence of increased risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death or stroke associated with use of medications used primarily used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The population-based study included more than 150,000 adults aged 25-64 years who used ADHD medications. Funded by the U.S. Food and […]

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Recently presented: Clinicians and researchers work together on hypertension study

23. June 2011


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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Health surveillance tool: Study’s first results say stroke rate down, with uptick among younger adults

26. May 2011


The rate of ischemic stroke among 11 million people enrolled in 15 health plans across the country decreased 15 percent from 2000 to 2008 according to research results presented in March by Steve Sidney, MD, associate director for clinical research at the Division of Research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Sidney presented Cardiovascular Research Network […]

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Presented at heart association conference: Ethnic group stroke rate trends show marked differences

23. May 2011


Born in India and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area by Indian parents each working two jobs, Preety Kalra, MS, PhD, has seen first-hand the toll that stress and overwork can take on new immigrants. Her mother, a painter who sold her artwork at craft fairs, had a heart attack in her late 40s. […]

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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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CARDIA: Study guardian preserves his own health

24. January 2011


Nearly everyone involved in Kaiser Permanente’s CARDIA study has at some point heard from Steve Sidney, MD, the study’s principal investigator for the past 20 years and day-to-day project director for the five years before that. “They know who I am because they’ve gotten 50 million letters from me over the course of time,” he […]

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