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Which weight loss surgery is best?

Deciding to have weight-loss surgery is tough enough, but then you have to choose between several procedures -- each with different risks and potential weight loss.

Deciding to have weight-loss surgery is tough enough, but then you have to choose between several procedures — each with different risks and potential weight loss.

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Study examines how ethnicity affects breast-cancer treatment

When women are diagnosed with breast cancer, several factors can impact how they're treated.

In a large, local study researchers with Kaiser Permanente took a closer look at how a woman's ethnicity may play a role in her treatment.

When women are diagnosed with breast cancer, several factors can impact how they’re treated.

In a large, local study researchers with Kaiser Permanente took a closer look at how a woman’s ethnicity may play a role in her treatment.

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Mom’s diabetes could influence whether her child develops ADHD

After previously finding strong associations between a mother’s diabetes and her child’s risk of developing autism, Anny Xiang, PhD, a researcher with the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation, decided to expand her work and look at other neurological development disorders.

In a research article released today in Diabetes Care, she targeted attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, commonly known as ADHD. She discovered that the severity of a mother’s diabetes during pregnancy was associated with the risk of her child developing ADHD.

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Five questions for Reina Haque

Reina Haque, PhD, MPH, focuses on cancer epidemiology and survivorship at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation. Her latest study, published recently  in Ethnicity & Disease examined the risk of breast cancer recurrence in a diverse group of women who received care at Kaiser Permanente.

Reina Haque, PhD, MPH, focuses on cancer epidemiology and survivorship at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation. Her latest study, published recently  in Ethnicity & Disease examined the risk of breast cancer recurrence in a diverse group of women who received care at Kaiser Permanente.

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A career devoted to research for women and children

Jean M. Lawrence, ScD, MPH, MSSA, was a co-author on research that published Tuesday in JAMA that found that mothers with elevated blood glucose during pregnancy – even if not high enough to meet the traditional definition of gestational diabetes – were significantly more likely to have developed type 2 diabetes a decade after pregnancy than their counterparts without high blood glucose.

 

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Researcher studies why it can be hard to get moving

Deborah Rohm Young, PhD, MBA, is director of Behavioral Research, Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation. Her research focuses on physical activity, including the associations between sedentary time and cardiovascular health. Her most recent research, which looked at the access to parks and young women’s physical activity, was published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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Study highlights serious risks for intensive blood pressure control

PASADENA, Calif. — Kaiser Permanente research published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found if patients with hypertension taking prescribed medications experience unusually low blood pressures — systolic blood pressure under 110mmHg — they are twice as likely to experience a fall or faint as patients whose treated blood pressure remains 110mmHg and above.

This research is timely because late last year the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology lowered its definition of high blood pressure from a systolic blood pressure of at least 140 to a systolic of at least 130,

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