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Early and Late Menopause Can Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Kaiser Permanente study also finds length of lifetime reproductive cycle can affect risk

Women who begin menopause before age 46 or after 55 have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study of more than 124,000 women enrolled in the Women’s Health Initiative, a large national trial aimed at preventing disease in postmenopausal women.

July 26, 2016


National Diabetes Trial Gets Big Boost from KP Center for Health Research

Photo: A GRADE participant chats with Bryan Kauffman, RN, Clinical Research Specialist.

On the NIDDK’s Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes study, CHR shines as a top-performing recruitment site

While the last few years have seen a promising decline in the number of newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) cases in the United States, the disease remains one of our most widespread public health problems, afflicting about 22 million people.

July 13, 2016


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


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