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12:13 ET Kaiser Permanente Unveils Fitness Zone in Georgetown Playfield

It's a fitness center with no monthly dues, open 24/7 and welcome to all. The recently unveiled fitness zone at Georgetown Playfield in Seattle is...


Jan 16, 2018, 11:00 ET Thirty-Year National Study Shows Women Who Breastfeed Six Months or More Reduce Their Diabetes Risk by 50 Percent

Breastfeeding for six months or longer cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes nearly in half for women throughout their childbearing years,...


Jan 12, 2018, 13:00 ET Research Shows Importance of Second Pediatric Blood Pressure Screening

Nearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive...


Dec 20, 2017, 09:00 ET A Blueprint for Beating Breast Cancer

Kaiser Permanente is the highest performing health plan in the nation for breast cancer screening for the sixth year in a row, according to the...


Dec 18, 2017, 15:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Names Kathryn Beiser Chief Communications Officer

Kaiser Permanente announced today that Kathryn Beiser has been selected as senior vice president and chief communications officer for Kaiser...


Dec 15, 2017, 05:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Stroke Patients Receive Clot-busting Medication More Than Twice as Fast as National Rates

Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California are delivering clot-busting medication to new stroke patients more than twice as fast as the...


Dec 13, 2017, 05:00 ET New Kaiser Permanente Study Provides Evidence of Health Risks Linked to Electromagnetic Field Exposure

A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage,...


Dec 07, 2017, 17:30 ET Kaiser Permanente Washington Leads State in Medical Group Quality and Efficiency of Care

Kaiser Permanente Washington has once again been ranked as the top-performing medical group in Washington, according to the 2017 Washington Health...


Nov 28, 2017, 09:00 ET As Access to Legal Marijuana Increases, Kaiser Permanente Researchers Explore Patient Use

About 1 in 7 adult primary care patients visiting medical offices reported having used marijuana at least once in the past year, according to a...


Nov 21, 2017, 09:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Researchers Reduce Antibiotic Prescriptions Through Physician Education and Intervention

Physicians at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California reduced the odds of prescribing an antibiotic for sinusitis by 22 percent using computer...


Nov 13, 2017, 17:00 ET New Study Consistent with Trial Results for Dabigatran and Warfarin in Atrial Fibrillation

A study of two medications that can reduce risk of ischemic stroke in people with atrial fibrillation showed that outcomes in typical patients with...


Nov 06, 2017, 00:01 ET Web-Based Social Media Intervention Can Positively Influence Parental Vaccine Behaviors

DENVER, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pregnant women who received vaccine information through an interactive website monitored by a clinical expert...


Oct 24, 2017, 15:00 ET Ruth Brinkley Named President of Kaiser Permanente Northwest Region

Kaiser Permanente announced today that Ruth Brinkley is the new president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest, which...


Oct 19, 2017, 00:01 ET Patients with Serious Mental Health Conditions Receive Preventive Care at Rates Similar to Those Without These Conditions

People with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder received preventive health screenings at rates similar to or higher than people without mental...


Oct 12, 2017, 16:55 ET Kaiser Permanente Medicare Health Plans Rated Among Nation's Best for Quality, Service

"I'm on bonus time, there's absolutely no question about that," said George Wittemyer, reflecting on the care he received from physicians and...


Oct 12, 2017, 13:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Selects LAEP to Provide Mental Health and Wellness Support in Schools

Kaiser Permanente has selected the Los Angeles Education Partnership (or LAEP) Transform Schools department, as the national organizational partner...


Oct 11, 2017, 13:06 ET Live Phone Calls Better Than Text Messages and Letters to Remind People About Colon Cancer Screening

Live phone calls significantly outperform text messages and letters as a way to remind patients to complete and return at-home screening tests for...


Oct 02, 2017, 09:00 ET New Poll Uncovers Both Progress and Persistent Myths About Mental Health

Despite a growing openness toward mental health issues and conditions, stigma and misperceptions still exist that may prevent people from speaking...


Sep 28, 2017, 13:12 ET Kaiser Permanente Contributes $1 Million to Aid Puerto Rico

Kaiser Permanente today announced a $1 million contribution to the CDC Foundation to provide immediate public health support in Puerto...


Sep 28, 2017, 08:00 ET Free Flu Shots Raise Awareness as Season Nears

The WNBA's all-time assist leader, Sue Bird, wants to tally one additional assist this season, this time off the court. The basketball star is...


Sep 25, 2017, 09:00 ET Kaiser Permanente Pledges $1 Million to Mexico Earthquake Aid

Kaiser Permanente today pledged $1 million to support first responders' efforts in Mexico following multiple destructive earthquakes in the last...


Sep 20, 2017, 18:00 ET Expert Care Everywhere: Kaiser Permanente Health Plans Receive Highest Rating from NCQA

When tremors from Parkinson's disease began to severely limit the life of Richard Williams, 70, he turned to his Kaiser Permanente physicians in...


Sep 20, 2017, 15:45 ET Kaiser Permanente Delivers on Bold Investment Commitments to Deliver Best Care, Convenience and Experience

Reflective of Kaiser Permanente Washington's value proposition to offer highly specialized, world class medical care in state of the art...


Sep 14, 2017, 07:00 ET Kaiser Permanente and Target to Open 31 More Retail Clinics in Southern California

Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest integrated health system, and Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced they will launch 31 additional...


Sep 12, 2017, 08:00 ET New Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Appoints Founding Dean

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine Board of Directors has appointed professor of pediatrics, researcher, educator and health policy expert...