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Alcohol as a Vital Sign: We Ask Everyone

21. April 2015

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By Ann Wallace, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research If you’ve paid a visit to your primary care physician in the last 18 months, it’s highly likely that the Medical Assistant (MA) who accompanies you to the exam room has asked two brief questions about your alcohol consumption. Those questions are the threshold […]

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Happy 100th, Dr. Collen!

6. November 2013

Happy 100th, Dr. Collen!

Morris Collen, MD, pioneer of computer-assisted health care, celebrates his centennial. By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, KP Northern California Division of Research Multimedia show: Dr. Morris Collen: A Remarkable Story In 1961, Sidney R. Garfield, MD, founding physician of Kaiser Permanente, asked his colleague Morris F. Collen, MD, an internist since 1948 and one […]

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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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DOR’s Lisa Herrinton Named Top KP Innovator for Specialty Disease Registries

31. May 2013

DOR’s Lisa Herrinton Named Top KP Innovator for Specialty Disease Registries

By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research For many years, the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research (DOR) has specialized in creating disease registries for common medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes, viral hepatitis and HIV. A large number of clinicians and researchers make use of these data registries to better understand […]

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

26. May 2011

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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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