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2014-04-17 16:26:48

OAKLAND, Calif., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente's Medicare health plan website, kp.org/medicare, received top marks again from HealthMetrix Research Inc. for offering Medicare consumers an easy, positive and high-value experience. The independent research firm announced its list of "Outstanding Medicare Advantage Plan Websites" for 2014 MedicareWebWatch certification, and Kaiser Permanente's Medicare plan site was also recognized as one of the top six benchmark sites...

2014-04-14 16:26:01

OAKLAND, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaining either too much or too little weight during pregnancy appears to increase the risk of having an overweight or obese child, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO In one of the largest studies to examine current Institute of Medicine recommendations regarding pregnancy weight gain in relation to childhood...

2014-04-10 10:11:39

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who participated in any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days compared to those who were inactive, according to a study published today in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Researchers examined the electronic health records of 6,042 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California who were 40 years or older and who were hospitalized with COPD between Jan....

2014-04-09 16:25:55

PASADENA, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who participated in any level of moderate to vigorous physical activity had a lower risk of hospital readmission within 30 days, compared to those who were inactive, according to a study published today in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Researchers examined the electronic health records of 6,042 Kaiser Permanente...

2014-04-08 13:06:17

Adult patients with diabetes who trust their medical provider and feel included in treatment decisions are significantly more likely to take and maintain a newly prescribed antidepressant medication, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study, conducted by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of Washington, School of Medicine, included 1,500 patients with long-standing diabetes, who were prescribed...

2014-04-08 12:32:53

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adult patients with diabetes who trust their medical provider and feel included in treatment decisions are significantly more likely to take and maintain a newly prescribed antidepressant medication, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO The study, conducted by researchers at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research and the University of...

2014-04-02 16:31:57

OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas -- a type of colon polyp -- can also be detected and...

2014-03-31 16:24:34

Kaiser Permanente physicians consistently rank among the region's elite physicians ROCKVILLE, Md., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With affordability and quality top of mind when it comes to making healthcare decisions, consumers should also consider health plans with physicians that consistently rank among the area's elite doctors. In its March 2014 issue, The Washingtonian Magazine recognized fifty-nine Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group physicians as "Top Doctors."...

2014-03-28 16:23:08

OAKLAND, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente announced today that Janet Liang, president of the organization's Hawaii Region, has been promoted to chief operating officer for the Northern California Region. Mary Ann Barnes, senior vice president and executive director for Kaiser Permanente's San Diego Service Area, has been promoted to regional president of Hawaii. The official transition begins immediately, with Liang and Barnes both moving into their new roles...

2014-03-27 16:24:55

Role will oversee Kaiser Permanente's national quality program and advocate for the advancement of evidence-based medicine and proven innovation for the industry OAKLAND, Calif., March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente today named Patrick Courneya, MD, as executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO In this role, he will oversee Kaiser...