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2014-02-24 23:01:54

The mental health conditions of most people who commit suicide remain undiagnosed, even though many visit a primary care provider or medical specialist in the year before they die, according to a national study led by Henry Ford Health System with the Mental Health Research Network. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The mental health conditions of most people who commit suicide remain undiagnosed, even though many visit a primary care provider or medical specialist in the year...

2014-02-18 12:31:03

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the First Health Plan to Officially Join the CORHIO Health Information Exchange Network DENVER, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, announced today that Kaiser Permanente Colorado has signed an agreement to participate in the state-designated health information exchange (HIE) network. Participation in the CORHIO HIE provides Kaiser Permanente's physicians and other clinical caregivers with...

2013-10-01 16:25:49

Study first to assess long-term use of prescription painkillers for chronic, non-cancer pain management among patients pre- and post-obesity surgery. DENVER, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronic use of prescription painkillers, also known as opioids, among obese patients prior to bariatric surgery continues after surgery, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Logo:...

2013-08-28 20:21:16

Well-Known cancer and behavior change researcher to oversee Kaiser Permanente research unit OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After a nationwide search, Kaiser Permanente announced today that Karen M. Emmons, PhD, associate dean for research at the Harvard School of Public Health, has been selected as vice president for research and director of the Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, effective Sept. 30, 2013. (Logo:...

2013-08-20 16:25:09

Sustained success leads to reduced risk of stroke and heart disease for patients OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente Northern California nearly doubled the rate of blood pressure control among adult members with diagnosed hypertension between 2001 and 2009 through one of the largest, community-based hypertension programs in the nation, as reported today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Logo:...

2013-08-01 16:30:36

Those who receive a high blood-pressure reading should be rechecked at the same visit DENVER, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Children who have a first elevated blood pressure at the doctor's office are not likely to receive the recommended follow-up blood-pressure readings within a month, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However, when the blood-pressure reading was later repeated, most children's blood pressure returned to normal for their age, sex and height. (Logo:...

2013-04-23 16:25:26

Researchers found reasons for not picking up initial cholesterol-lowering medications include perceived concerns and a decision to try lifestyle modifications PASADENA, Calif., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients who do not fill their first prescription for cholesterol-lowering statins give a wide range of reasons for not doing so, including perceived concerns about the medication, a fear of side-effects and a decision to try lifestyle modifications instead of prescription...

2013-03-11 16:25:25

OAKLAND, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente health plans in Oregon-Washington and Southern California are the top two overall performing health plans in the nation based on the plans' strong performance in consumer engagement, chronic disease and behavioral health management, according to the 2012 eValue8(TM)( )survey released by the National Business Coalition on Health. The annual survey measures quality, performance and value of services provided by health...

2013-02-27 16:25:12

PASADENA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with diabetes who undergo total knee replacement surgery do not have increased risk of surgical complications compared to those patients without diabetes, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Researchers studied the electronic health records of more than 40,000 patients who had a first-time knee replacement from Jan. 1, 2001 through Dec. 31, 2009. Of the patients studied, 12.5...

2013-02-07 16:26:01

DENVER, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Colorado Legacy Foundation (CLF) and Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and the Colorado Coalition for Healthy Schools announced a $3 million investment from Kaiser Permanente to improve Colorado school health. The new School Health Policy and Practice Data Collection Program will create infrastructure to measure, track and better understand the health of Colorado students. Health and education are...