Permanente Medicine in Action

Americans More Open About Mental Health Issues, But Stigma Lingers

Dr. Don Mordecai, TPMG's director of mental health and addiction medicine services, discusses a new poll about both progress and stigma associated with mental health issues.

Expert Care Changes the Game for Father and Son

Alfonso and Stevie Joo, basketball coaches and father and son, both faced potentially career-altering injuries. But quick, personalized care from TPMG got them back on the court.

What to Know About TAVR, an Alternative to Open-Heart Surgery

Dr. Edward McNulty, KP San Francisco, discusses a ten year clinical trail that follows how TAVR patients fare, and the durability of the valves.

Research in the News

Birthplace May Be Tied to Dementia Risk

A Division of Research study found that people born in an area in the U.S. called the “stroke belt” have a higher rate of dementia. Rachel Whitmer, PhD is quoted.

No New HIV Infections Among Kaiser Prep Users, but Data Shows Missed Opportunities

No new HIV infections have occurred among nearly 5,000 people who started pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in KP Northern California.

Rapid Research Program Seeks Quick Answers to Pressing Health Care Questions

An innovative program based at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research is breaking down barriers between researchers and clinical leadership, allowing them to work together on short-term projects that can directly and quickly impact care.