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Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Increases Risk of Having Overweight Children Aromatase Inhibitors Did Not Increase Risk of Fatal Heart Attacks Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment Vary Greatly by Race, Ethnicity Shingles vaccine helps protect older patients with end-stage renal disease No increased risk in providing flu vaccine to surgical patients Young adult cancer survivors at increased risk for cardiovascular disease

Pre-pregnancy obesity increases risk of having overweight children
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Aromatase inhibitors did not increase risk of fatal heart attacks
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Mental health diagnoses and treatment vary greatly by race, ethnicity
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Shingles vaccine helps protect older patients with end-stage renal disease
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Young adult cancer survivors at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
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No increased risk in providing flu vaccine to surgical patients
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No Increased Risk in Providing Flu Vaccine to Surgical Patients
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

PASADENA, Calif. — Surgical patients who received the flu vaccine during their hospital stay did not have an increased risk of emergency department visits or subsequent hospitalizations in the week following discharge, compared with surgical patients who did not receive the vaccine.

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Taking antidepressants with widely used cancer drug does not increase breast-cancer recurrence
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

PASADENA, Calif. — A large study of patients with breast cancer who took the anti-cancer drug tamoxifen while taking an antidepressant were not found to have an increased risk of recurrence. The Kaiser Permanente study was published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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The Department of Research & Evaluation promotes learning for Kaiser Permanente Southern California researchers, physicians, and staff with weekly Care Improvement Research Team lectures, monthly Research Seminars focused on presenting the region’s latest scientific findings, and quarterly Health Sciences Seminars, which bring in national health care leaders to encourage innovation.


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