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Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Cost-Effective for Teens Who Decline Antidepressants


Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Cost-Effective for Teens Who Decline Antidepressants

Cognitive behavioral therapy (or CBT) delivered in a primary care setting is a cost-effective way to treat adolescents with depression who decline or quickly stop using antidepressants, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Pediatrics.

Patients with Serious Mental Health Conditions Receive Preventive Care at Similar Rates as Those Without These Conditions, Study Finds


Patients with Serious Mental Health Conditions Receive Preventive Care at Similar Rates as Those Without These Conditions, Study Finds

Researchers hypothesized that people with mental illnesses might receive less preventive care than people without these illnesses. However, this study, which included patients within the Kaiser Permanente system and patients who get their care from safety-net clinics, found just the opposite.

Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Welcomes 30-Year Research Veteran Lucy Savitz as New Director


Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Welcomes  30-Year Research Veteran Lucy Savitz as New Director

Lucy Savitz, PhD, MBA, a health services researcher with decades of experience translating scientific findings into clinical practice, will join the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research as its new director in May. Savitz will replace Mary Durham, PhD, who retired in November.

Early and Late Menopause Can Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes


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.

Counseling in Primary Care Clinics Helps Speed Recovery for Depressed Teens


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.

More Latinas Screened for Breast Cancer After ‘Promotora’ Visits


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.

Use of Online Health-Care Tools by Seniors Declines with Age and Differs by Race/Ethnicity


Use of Online Health-Care Tools by Seniors Declines with Age and Differs by Race/Ethnicity
Despite widespread access to online health-care tools among U.S. seniors, a new Kaiser Permanente study found that digital access and usage preferences among seniors significantly differs by race/ethnicity and age. The study was published online today in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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