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Yearly News Archives: 2024

News Archives

  • Some patients take 2nd at-home fecal test to delay colonoscopy

    May 22, 2024

    A study of 316,443 patients shows that 7.4% of patients repeated fecal testing rather than proceeding directly to colonoscopy as guidelines recommend, and of those who repeated home tests, over half did not have a colonoscopy within one year. Colorectal cancer is the second most common cancer-related cause of death in the United States, but

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  • Study suggests waning protection from Moderna bivalent COVID-19 vaccine

    May 15, 2024

    Emerging COVID-19 variants continue to cause serious COVID-19 disease, but most people have not received any COVID-19 vaccine for more than a year. Kaiser Permanente Southern California researchers assessed the effectiveness of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines against the recently circulating variants or sublineages to inform policymakers and the potential need for updated vaccines. One of the latest studies

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  • Study sheds light on needs of young people who survive cancer

    May 3, 2024

    Emergency department use was common for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors within 5 years of a cancer diagnosis, and differences in use were associated with social and demographic factors and cancer type, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study. The American Cancer Society reports that more young people are being diagnosed with cancer. Understanding

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  • Five questions for … Dr. Huong Nguyen

    May 3, 2024

    A nurse and health services researcher, Huong Q. Nguyen, PhD, RN, focuses her research on the care of older adults with chronic and serious illnesses. She is the co-lead of the Care Improvement Research Team and interim director of the Division of Health Services Research & Implementation for the Department of Research & Evaluation. She

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  • Q&A with Physician Researcher of the Year: Dr. Michael Fassett

    February 7, 2024

    Michael J. Fassett, MD, came to work at Kaiser Permanente in 2000. Since then, his dedication to his patients through research has grown. He’s published more than 50 research papers in peer-reviewed journals. Now, as the regional physician-in-charge for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and the area research chair for the West Los Angeles and Kern County service

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