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Improving Care in the Intensive Care Unit

New Tool Gives Hospitals an Objective Way to Measure Quality

Millions of patients spend time in the hospital ICU each year being treated for pain, discomfort and shortness of breath. These patients also receive psychosocial and spiritual support, assistance with discussions involving family members and friends, and help with advance directives and end-of-life decisions. This treatment is often referred to as palliative care.

May 18, 2016

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Mothers’ Excess Pregnancy Weight Gain and Elevated Blood Sugar ‘Imprint’ Obesity in Children

Children whose mothers gain excess weight or have elevated blood sugar during their pregnancies are more likely to become overweight or obese during their first decade of life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in Maternal and Child Health Journal.

May 6, 2016


Celebrating 50 Years of Improving Public Health

Founded in 1964 with only a handful of employees, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research has since grown to nearly 250 employees in two states. The Center started in a small basement office in Portland, Oregon and fifty years later is housed a few miles away in a large, stand-alone building on Kaiser Permanente’s Interstate medical campus. This brief video features highlights from a half-century of conducting health care research and looks ahead to the Center’s future.

May 27, 2014

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