The ALL protocol, established by Kaiser Permanente in 2003, reminds providers to prescribe blood pressure-lowering medications (ACE-inhibitors) and/or lipid-lowering medications (statins) for people with diabetes, who are often at increased risk for heart attacks and strokes.
Women who took vitamin D and calcium supplements had the same number of menopausal symptoms as women who did not take the supplements, according to a study published today in Maturitas,
the official journal of the European Menopause and Andropause Society.
Common surgical procedures used to diagnose and treat precancerous cervical lesions do not decrease women’s chances of becoming pregnant, according to a study that followed nearly 100,000 women for up to 12 years.
People who received automated reminders were more likely to refill their blood pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published today in a special issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.
People with serious mental illnesses already at higher risk for obesity; medications that control their symptoms often lead to additional weight gain.
Healthy Moms program aims to reduce risk of complications for mothers and babies
STOP Colon Cancer program addresses disparities among uninsured, low-income and Latino patients
Largest and most comprehensive review of ‘FIT’ finds it is an effective cancer-screening tool
Report calls for improved care for patients who experience severe shortness of breath
Young children whose parents used an integrated personal health record were more likely to attend six or more of the nationally recommended well-child care visits by 15 months of age, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The Journal of Pediatrics. Using any Web-enabled device, PHRs allow patients to view parts of their medical record, including immunizations and after-visit instructions, manage appointments, refill prescriptions, check lab results, and securely communicate with their health care providers.