Permanente Medicine in Action

Got Breast Milk? Take it to the Bank

Michele Evans, MD, a pediatrician at KP Roseville, spreads the word on the benefits of breastfeeding, while Mothers Milk Bank begins their milk drive helping neonatal medical teams in California save infant lives

Drivers for Survivors Free Ride Service for Cancer Patients Also Provides Companionship

Sundeep Nayak, MD, a radiologist at KP San Leandro, is quoted in an article about our partnership with Drivers for Survivors that provides free transportation and companionship for cancer patients.

Woof. Dog Owners Live Longer, Study Shows

Valerie Kwai Ben, MD, a cardiologist at KP San Jose, expands on the many health benefits of dog ownership, explaining why owning a dog can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease.

Research in the News

Urban American-Indian and Alaskan Natives May Have Lower Survival Following Invasive Prostate and Breast Cancer

Laurel A. Habel, PhD discusses research from TPMG's Division of Research that finds urban American-Indian and Alaskan Native communities are more likely to have lower survival rates following invasive prostate and breast cancer.

Indivior’s Experimental Drug to Fight Opioid Addiction is Approved by the US FDA

Laurel Habel, Ph.D, from TPMG's Division of Research, describes Indivior as a promising alternative to the current addiction medication and believes it will be helpful to patients.

World’s Most Impactful Researchers List Includes Kaiser Permanente Northern California Scientist and Oncologist

TPMG’s Alan Go, MD, from the Division of Research, and oncologist Louis Fehrenbacher, MD, were named as Highly Cited Researchers in clinical medicine for 2017, indicating exceptional scientific impact.