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2011-07-17 15:30:00

SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, group president for Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, has been chosen as the American Hospital Association's chair-elect designate. He will become the top elected official of the national organization representing America's hospitals and health systems in 2013. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110717/AQ36338) "We are delighted to see Dr. Chu recognized by his colleagues...

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2011-03-03 06:20:00

Men who use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) three times a day for more than three months are 38 percent more likely to have erectile dysfunction (ED) as men who do not regularly take these drugs, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente. The link between ED and pain medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and Celebrex remained even after ruling out age and several other conditions as possible explanations, the researchers said. The NSAIDs are believed to block...

2011-03-02 12:18:00

PASADENA, Calif. March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Men who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs three times a day for more than three months are 2.4 times more likely to have erectile dysfunction compared to men who do not take those drugs regularly, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in The Journal of Urology. While previous research showed a trend toward this same finding, this observational study used electronic health records, an automated pharmacy database and...

2011-02-28 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Searching for the brightest ideas in health care design and delivery, Kaiser Permanente will hold an open hospital design competition inviting students, architects, engineers, designers and teams of multidisciplinary thinkers from around the world to conceptualize new ways to deliver high-quality health care. The competition will look for the innovative use of technology and facility design to improve access to care and foster collaboration...

2010-07-16 14:30:00

SAN DIEGO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's ribbon-cutting ceremony, La Maestra Community Health Center in San Diego, Calif., officially welcomed City Heights neighbors and community leaders to preview the new, larger facility which, thanks to a $1 million grant from Kaiser Permanente, will now increase capacity three-fold and be able to accommodate an anticipated 180,000 patient and client visits per year. The funding represents the largest grant La Maestra has received to date from...

2009-10-29 11:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The UCLA School of Public Health has received a $5.2 million gift from Kaiser Permanente to endow the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. The center, formerly known as the Center to Eliminate Health Disparities, is dedicated to improving the health of underserved populations through research, community collaboration and leadership development. "This generous funding from Kaiser Permanente will enable the center to expand its ability to...

2009-03-20 13:03:00

Cool Weather Conditions are Forecast as Kaiser Permanente, City of Pasadena and Race Organizers Complete Route Preparations for 8,000 Plus Participants PASADENA, Calif., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The weather forecast is calling for cool temperatures and intermittent showers for this Sunday's Inaugural Pasadena Marathon presented by Kaiser Permanente. This is in stark contrast to November of last year when the Kaiser Permanente medical team, the City of Pasadena and Pasadena Forward...

2008-10-03 15:00:31

Today, Kaiser Permanente physicians and employees throughout Southern California are celebrating mammograms. The National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality, recently released its Quality Compass(R) report for 2008. The data show that among all reporting health plans across the nation, Kaiser Permanente in Southern California has the highest breast cancer screening rate for women aged 52 to 69. "Our leading...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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