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Jun 25, 2015, 21:34 ET
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Kaiser Permanente And United Nations Celebrate 70th Anniversary Of UN Charter In San Francisco

 Kaiser Permanente is proud to announce that it will be a co-host at the United Nations Foundation's celebration of the UN's 70th anniversary...

Jun 24, 2015, 17:30 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Named a Best Place to Work in IT For Sixth Consecutive Year by Computerworld Magazine

 Kaiser Permanente announced today that it was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in IT by Computerworld magazine for the sixth...

Jun 23, 2015, 12:00 ET
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National Business Group on Health Honors Kaiser Permanente With Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Award

 The National Business Group on Health, a nonprofit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Kaiser Permanente for its ongoing...

Jun 16, 2015, 15:23 ET
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Higher Quality Screening Colonoscopies Associated With Lower Lifetime Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Death

Improving colonoscopy quality through higher detection rates for a particular type of polyp may be associated with as much as a 60 percent lower...

Jun 16, 2015, 12:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Honored for Health IT Innovation with CIO 100 Award

Kaiser Permanente recently was honored by IDG's CIO magazine as one of the 2015 CIO 100 award winners for using technology to improve the health...

Jun 11, 2015, 12:00 ET

Kaiser Permanente to Open New Medical Offices in Frisco

 Kaiser Permanente Colorado today announced the location of its first medical office building in Colorado's mountain communities. The new...

Jun 10, 2015, 17:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Helps Community Health Centers Implement New Medication Protocol Aimed at Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

 Prescriptions for a medication regimen to reduce heart attacks and strokes in patients with diabetes increased by nearly 40 percent after...

Jun 09, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Clinicians Reluctant to Prescribe Medication That Counteracts the Effects of an Opioid Overdose

A variety of factors, including questions about risk and reluctance to offend patients, limits clinician willingness to prescribe a potentially...

Jun 07, 2015, 14:55 ET
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Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions Reach Unique 3-Year Contract Agreement

Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions have reached a tentative agreement in the largest private-sector contract talks in...

Jun 06, 2015, 17:10 ET
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Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions Reach Unique 3-Year Contract Agreement

 Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions have reached a tentative agreement in the largest private-sector contract...

Jun 02, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Shingles Vaccine Associated with Reduced Risk of Long-Term Pain Among Patients

People who received a vaccination for shingles (also known as herpes zoster) but still contracted shingles had a lower risk of developing...

Jun 02, 2015, 09:27 ET
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Kaiser Permanente to Share Expertise at White House Event Kicking Off National Plan to Fight the Growth of Superbugs

 Kaiser Permanente's success over the past decade in the fight against stubborn antibiotic-resistant bacteria, widely known as superbugs,...

Jun 01, 2015, 09:00 ET
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Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements Do Not Improve Menopausal Symptoms

Women who took vitamin D and calcium supplements had the same number of menopausal symptoms as women who did not take the supplements, according to...

May 27, 2015, 11:00 ET
Dr. Regina Benjamin is Kaiser Permanente's newest board of directors member

Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, named to Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals Boards

 Former U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, has been named to the Boards of Directors of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and...

May 26, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Hospitals are Heart Care 'High-Performers,' According to U.S. News & World Report

Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, killing approximately 380,000 Americans a year, according to the Centers for...

May 26, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Blood-Thinning Bridge Therapy May Be Harmful for Patients at Low to Moderate Risk for Blood Clots

 Patients with a history of blood clots are commonly prescribed warfarin, an anticoagulant, to decrease the body's ability to form additional...

May 19, 2015, 11:00 ET
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Oral Steroids for Acute Sciatica Produce Limited Improvement in Function and Pain

Among patients with acute sciatica caused by a herniated lumbar disk (a condition also known as "acute radiculopathy"), a short course of oral...

May 15, 2015, 13:03 ET
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Kaiser Permanente Recognized for Outstanding Environmental Performance

 Kaiser Permanente has garnered 20 environmental excellence awards for its environmental performance during the past year from Practice...

May 14, 2015, 17:00 ET
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Kaiser Permanente rolls up sleeves to help reduce hypertension

 May is National High Blood Pressure Prevention Month, but Kaiser Permanente's efforts to fight this potentially deadly condition reflect a...

May 08, 2015, 16:15 ET
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Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Report First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and their respective subsidiaries (KFH/HP) reported today a combined total...