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Kaiser Permanente Helps Community Health Centers Implement New Medication Protocol Aimed at Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk


Kaiser Permanente Helps Community Health Centers Implement New Medication Protocol Aimed at Reducing Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

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.

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplement Do Not Improve Menopausal Symptoms


Vitamin D and Calcium Supplement Do Not Improve Menopausal Symptoms
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.

Children More Likely to Get Preventive Care When Parents Use Online Health Tools


Children More Likely to Get Preventive Care When Parents Use Online Health Tools

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.

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