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Dec 01, 2015, 19:00 ET

Taking Antidepressants With Widely Used Cancer Drug Does Not Increase Breast Cancer Recurrence

 A large study of patients with breast cancer who took the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen while taking an antidepressant found no increased risk of...

Nov 23, 2015, 17:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Study finds Breastfeeding Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Following Gestational Diabetes Pregnancy

Women with gestational diabetes who consistently and continuously breastfeed from the time of giving birth are half as likely to develop type 2...

Nov 20, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Will Speak Today about Possible Solutions to Rising Drug Costs At Department of Health and Human Services Pharma Forum

Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson will join Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell, and other health care leaders...

Nov 18, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Mental Health Facility Named Among U.S. Best for Quality, Safety

 Kaiser Permanente's Psychiatric Health Facility in Santa Clara, Calif. this week was named a "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures," an...

Nov 18, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Earns Top Marks in 2016 Corporate Equality Index

 As it has each year for the past decade, Kaiser Permanente has achieved a top score on the Corporate Equality Index, a national...

Nov 16, 2015, 10:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Honored With International Medical Corps Global Citizen Award

Kaiser Permanente has been honored by International Medical Corps with its 2015 Global Citizen Award. The award recognizes Kaiser Permanente's...

Nov 16, 2015, 02:46 ET
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Kaiser Permanente and National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) Reach Tentative Agreement for Northern California Mental Health Employees: Union Withdraws Strike Notice

Kaiser Permanente is pleased to announce that, after nearly five years of protracted negotiations, it has reached a tentative agreement for a new...

Nov 13, 2015, 16:33 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Reveals NUHW Attempts To Block Care For Mental Health Patients In Advance Of Strike

The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), the union representing 1,400 Kaiser Permanente mental health professionals in Northern California,...

Nov 12, 2015, 13:52 ET
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Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Celebrates Opening of Baltimore Harbor Medical Center

 Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States, an award-winning integrated care delivery system, opened its brand new Kaiser Permanente...

Nov 06, 2015, 16:00 ET
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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Third Quarter and Year-to-Date 2015 Financial Results

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their respective subsidiaries (KFHP/H) today reported combined total operating...

Nov 04, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Lauded for 'Living the Vision' of Health Care Excellence

Kaiser Permanente's mission since it was founded 70 years ago has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the...

Nov 04, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Northwest Launches 'Real Reviews' Online Physician Rating Site

Kaiser Permanente Northwest is now publishing online patient ratings of its more than 1,300 physicians, making it the first Oregon physician group,...

Nov 02, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Screening for Adolescent Substance Use in Primary Care Setting Can Improve Intervention Efforts

In the first trial to compare different approaches to delivering substance-use and mental-health screening in primary care for adolescents,...

Oct 27, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Diabetes Patients Do Better After Surgery When Their Blood Sugar Is Managed by Pharmacists

 A pharmacy-led glycemic control program is linked to improved outcomes for surgical patients with diabetes and those who develop...

Oct 22, 2015, 13:57 ET

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States Receives 5-Star Rating for Medicare Plans

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has again received the highest possible rating of 5 out of 5 stars in Maryland, Virginia and...

Oct 22, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Being the Best Saves Lives: Kaiser Permanente Leads the Nation in 21 Quality Measures

 Women who catch their breast cancer in stage 1 have close to a 100 percent chance of survival, according to a study by the American Cancer...

Oct 21, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Executive Vice President Benjamin K. Chu, MD, Elected to National Academy of Medicine

 Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP, executive vice president, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Inc. and group president of Kaiser...

Oct 19, 2015, 15:45 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Honors Quality and Patient Safety Solutions to Advance Care

As part of Kaiser Permanente's culture of continuous improvement, the organization annually recognizes outstanding projects across the nation's...

Oct 19, 2015, 06:00 ET
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Environmental Protection Agency Names Kaiser Permanente 'Green Power Leader'

 Kaiser Permanente has won a 2015 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its use of wind energy and...

Oct 16, 2015, 18:14 ET
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Covered California Concurs: Kaiser Permanente Health Plans are Highest Rated

 For the third time this month, Kaiser Permanente health plans in California are being recognized as the highest rated in the state. Covered...