Research in the News 2020-06-19T17:38:58+00:00

Research in the News

DOR researchers are recognized internationally for their scientific expertise and have contributed more than 3,000 scientific papers about how to use health informatics, manage chronic illness, and motivate self-care and disease prevention.

More Metastatic Prostate Cancers Found After Change In Screening Guidelines

In the years after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended against PSA-based screening in all men, many fewer men were diagnosed with prostate cancer but more were found to have advanced cancers, according to a large study of nearly a half-million screening-eligible men in Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region.

New Kaiser Permanente Study: Both Components of Blood Pressure Important for Heart Health

Both systolic and diastolic blood pressures independently predicted the risk of heart attack or stroke in a large Kaiser Permanente Northern California study that included more than 36 million blood pressure readings from over 1 million people.

“Catch-up” HPV Vaccination Works for Females up to Age 20 Years at First Dose, Not Older Ages

Kaiser Permanente study confirms recommendations for catch-up HPV vaccination with three doses in females aged 15 to 20, but not when started at or after age 21.

30-Year National Study Shows Women Who Breastfeed for 6 Months or More Reduce their Diabetes Risk by 50%

Erica Gunderson, PhD, MS, MPH, discusses findings in a 30-year study that show the protective effects of breastfeeding for both mothers and their offspring, including lowering a mother’s risk of developing diabetes, breast and ovarian cancer.