Yearly News Archives: 2015

News Archives

  • Shingles Vaccine Associated with Reduced Risk of Long-Term Pain Among Patients

    June 2, 2015

    PASADENA, Calif. – People who received a vaccination for shingles (also known as herpes zoster) but still contracted shingles had a lower risk of developing post-herpetic neuralgia (or PHN), a potentially long lasting and painful complication of the condition. The Kaiser Permanente study was published today in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. This study demonstrates

  • Study Finds Gestational Diabetes Associated with Greater Risk of Autism in Children

    April 14, 2015

    PASADENA, Calif. – Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers examined the electronic health records of more than 322,000 ethnically diverse children

  • Kaiser Permanente Receives Grant to Monitor Smokers for Potentially Cancerous Growths

    March 23, 2015

    PASADENA, Calif. – The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) recently awarded Kaiser Permanente $14.4 million to compare strategies for active surveillance of current and former smokers to scan for potentially cancerous small growths in the lungs. Current guidelines recommend that smokers and former smokers undergo lung cancer screening, which can identify these small growths (or

  • Expanding Blood Pressure Screenings Beyond Primary Care Can Improve Hypertension Detection

    March 18, 2015

    PASADENA, Calif.   – Expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients with high blood pressure, commonly called  hypertension, and could contribute to better hypertension control and management, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. Researchers examined the electronic health records of 1,076,000 Kaiser