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A shift in 2014 to managing all esophageal cancer surgeries in designated Specialty Care Centers has reduced the length of hospital stays, decreased intensive care use, and reduced post-operative complications.
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.
Kaiser Permanente research points to the need to consider body composition, not just body size, in planning cancer treatment.
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.
With one in five people developing skin cancer, teledermatology is looking for innovative ways to deliver fast and high-quality care to people who need it.
KP Northern California members are 52 percent less likely to die from colorectal cancer since TPMG launched a comprehensive, integrated screening program, according to a recent study.
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%ttgadmin
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.