A new Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research study finds that young girls still have a lot to learn about Gardasil, the HPV vaccine that has been recommended since 2006 for adolescent girls and is now also recommended for boys. The study found most girls do know that the vaccine prevents cervical cancer, but many don’t know that it can also prevent genital warts and abnormal pap smears. Another interesting finding, younger girls are more likely than older girls and women to report side effects from the vaccine.
Elderly Women Who Break a Hip at Increased Risk of Dying Within a Year
More than 300,000 Americans will fracture a hip this year, and about 20 percent of them will die within a year of the fracture. Elderly women are most at risk, and a new Kaiser Permanente study finds that women ages 65-69 are five times more likely to die compared to women of the same age who don't break a hip.
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research is conducting a study to help obese women maintain their weight during pregnancy. Prior studies have found that gaining too much weight during pregnancy can put mom and baby at greater risk for complications. This video tells the story of Jamie Martin, a participant who had great success in the study.
The Centers for Disease Control and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone older than six months be vaccinated against the flu each year, but it is especially important for people in high risk groups, including healthcare workers. But, as we find out in this report most healthcare workers don't get the flu shot.
Un proyecto de un año de duración para ayudar a mujeres mexicano-americanas a bajar de peso y no recuperar el peso perdido. El estudio es innovador por estar diseñado específicamente para mujeres hispanoparlantes de origen mexicano. Las participantes asisten a reuniones semanales donde aprenden sobre nutrición, opciones de alimentos, y estrategias para el control de peso, incluyendo cómo llevar un registro diario del consumo personal de alimentos y del ejercicio que realizan. Este video presenta a una participante que ha alcanzado gran éxito en el programa.
A one-year study to help Mexican-American women lose weight and keep it off. The study is unique because it is specifically designed for Spanish-speaking women of Mexican origin. Participants in the study attend group meetings where they learn about nutrition, food choices, and weight-control strategies, including keeping a food and exercise diary. This video profiles one study participant who has achieved great success in the program.
Kaiser Permanente study finds that people who slept 6–8 hours a night and reported lower stress levels lost more weight.
If you want to increase your chances of losing weight, reduce your stress level and get adequate sleep. A new Kaiser Permanente study found that people trying to lose at least 10 pounds were more likely to reach that goal if they had lower stress levels and slept more than six hours but not more than eight hours a night.
Mammograms are the best way to detect breast cancer, and reduce breast cancer deaths, but many women fail to get regular screenings. A new study finds that postcard, telephone messages and live phone call reminders can dramatically boost the number of women getting this important test. The study was conducted among Kaiser Permanente members and published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
People who kept daily diaries lost twice as much weight as those who kept no diaries. Vic Stevens, PhD co-authors a 3-year study to help participants lose weight and keep it off. Keys to success included food diaries, support groups and exercise.
A drug trial for a rare blood disorder Dr. Mark Rarick investigates a novel drug called Eltromopog to treat a rare disorder that causes bruising and bleeding.