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Program helping patients lower cholesterol nets international award

A 2019 Kaiser Permanente program has helped patients with high levels of “bad cholesterol” start taking medications to lower their cholesterol and decrease their risk of stroke and heart attacks. This month, this SureNet Statin Start program was recognized with a prestigious UNIVANTS of Healthcare ...

  • Five questions for … Dr. Titilola Labisi

    September 18, 2023
    Titilola Labisi, PhD, MHA, MPH, is a public health researcher and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Behavioral Research of the Department of Research & Evaluation. She joined the department in 2022. Her research interests include community-engaged research, health disparities, and health behaviors related to sex, diet, and physical activity. She previously worked ...
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  • Five questions for … Dr. Nehaa Khadka

    September 18, 2023
    Nehaa Khadka, PhD, MPH, is a maternal/child health epidemiologist and postdoctoral research fellow in the Division of Epidemiologic Research of the Department of Research & Evaluation. Her research interests include perinatal epidemiology, reproductive health, and health disparities. She began her fellowship in June 2023. While pursuing her doctorate degree at the UCLA Fielding School of ...
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  • Five questions for … Dr. Rudy Patrick

    September 18, 2023
    Rudy Patrick, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist with research expertise in HIV epidemiology and social network among sexual and gender minorities. He is the fourth Epidemic Intelligence Service officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to work at the Department of Research & Evaluation. Before joining Kaiser Permanente, Dr. Patrick was a supervisory epidemiologist ...
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  • Interns make incredible contributions to research

    September 15, 2023
      When Cheyne Hoke began in the Department of Research & Evaluation’s internship program in June 2023, she was a University of California, Berkeley MPH candidate focused on epidemiology and biostatistics. As an intern she spent her summer months working remotely with Kaiser Permanente researchers on what some might consider a “geeky” endeavor: SAS EG extracting, ...
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  • Unveiling the Impact: Kaiser Permanente’s Annual Report 2022

    August 2, 2023
    As we journeyed through 2022, the shadow of COVID-19 continued to loom large, with new variants creating new challenges. Yet, in the face of this, Kaiser Permanente Southern California remained steadfast in its commitment to research and discovery, both in researching COVID-19, but also addressing other health burdens faced by our Kaiser Permanente members including ...
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  • Research helps determine what isn’t really helping

    July 19, 2023
    Back in 1991, the American Academy of Pediatrics began recommending testing preterm infants before they left the hospital to check that their breathing ability was mature enough when in a car seat to be discharged safely. At the time, there were no studies that showed whether this screening — which takes 2 hours of NICU ...
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  • Kaiser Permanente colon cancer patients fare better

    June 12, 2023
    Kaiser Permanente Southern California members with colon cancer had a lower risk of premature death compared to insured patients diagnosed in other hospitals in Southern California, according to a study published this month in The American Surgeon. This benefit was most pronounced among people who were in the lowest socioeconomic group. Unlike the insured patients ...
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  • Five questions for … Dr. Michael Aragones

    April 24, 2023
    Kaiser Permanente Southern California has 2 Regional Reference Laboratories, which make up a sophisticated clinical laboratory management system that interfaces with medical centers and medical offices throughout the region. Michael Aragones, MD, is a Research & Evaluation research lab project manager at the Sherman Way and Chino Hills regional laboratories, which share responsibility for testing ...
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  • Increasing vaccine equity in Southern California

    March 29, 2023
    In addition to bringing isolation and illness to the world, the COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted the health disparities between Southern California communities. Getting COVID-19 vaccines to the neighborhoods where they were most needed was one of the greatest challenges health care providers experienced during the pandemic. At Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, people rallied to address the ...
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  • Atrial fibrillation may increase risk for dementia

    March 27, 2023
    People who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation are known to have an increased risk of developing other heart problems. A new Kaiser Permanente study suggests they may also be at increased risk for dementia. The researchers found that people with atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat, had a 13% greater risk of ...
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