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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

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Counseling in Primary Care Clinics Helps Speed Recovery for Depressed Teens

Kaiser Permanente study highlights benefit of cognitive behavioral therapy for teens who decline antidepressants. Depressed teenagers who received cognitive behavioral therapy in their primary care clinic recovered faster, and were also more likely to recover, than teens who did not receive the primary care-based counseling, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

Apr. 20, 2016

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More Latinas Screened for Breast Cancer After ‘Promotora’ Visits

Latina women were nearly twice as likely to be screened for breast cancer after they were visited in their homes by trained community health workers, known as Promotoras, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

Apr. 1, 2016