Permanente Medicine in Action

Kaiser slashes opioid prescriptions for Bay Area patients

Dr. Sameer Awsare explains how TPMG cut the number of opioid prescriptions in KP Northern California by one-third since 2015.

Sexually transmitted disease rates skyrocket in Sonoma County

HIV rates declined, but rates of sexually transmitted diseases rose in Sonoma County. Gary Green, MD, head of infectious disease at KP Santa Rosa explains.

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Nutrition for healthy sports season

Dr. Crystal Hnatko, Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physician at KP Vacaville, wrote a column about the optimal diet for student athletes.

Research in the News

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.

  • Andy Karter

Identifying Type 2 Diabetes Patients at Risk for Hypoglycemia Hospitalization

Andrew J. Karter, PhD explains development of a new tool to help prevent diabetes patients from ending up in an emergency department or hospital due to low blood sugar.

  • Elizabeth Cespedes

Inflammation and Sarcopenia May Predict Poor Prognosis in Colorectal Cancer

Elizabeth Cespedes Feliciano, ScD, of the Division of Research, explains that systemic inflammation combined with sarcopenia could have predictive value for colorectal cancer.