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Some racial/ethnic groups have greater chance of developing high blood pressure regardless of weight or where they live

PASADENA, Calif. — People who are African-American, American Indian/native Alaskan, Asian, or native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders have a significantly greater chance of developing hypertension than people who are white or Hispanic who are in the same weight category or live in neighborhoods with similar education levels.

The Kaiser Permanente study, which included more than 4 million people across the United States, was published today in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

“This research shines new light on how pervasive the racial/ethnic disparities are in hypertension,

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Research shows importance of second pediatric blood pressure screening

PASADENA, Calif. — Nearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive range, but less than half of those readings could be confirmed after the blood pressure was repeated, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study released today in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. The research shows the importance of taking a second blood pressure reading for those ages 3 to 17 years when the first reading is elevated.

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Reducing antibiotic prescriptions through physician education and intervention

PASADENA, Calif. — Physicians at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California reduced the odds of prescribing an antibiotic for sinusitis by 22 percent using computer alerts to inform doctors when antibiotics may not be the best course of treatment. The research was published today in the American Journal of Managed Care.

The work is a continuation of research to better understand what drives over-prescription of antibiotics and determine best approaches to improving physician prescribing practices,

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May and June Publications

In May and June, Kaiser Permanente Southern California researchers published 74 scholarly articles, 21 of which had KPSC first authors. Kaiser Permanente authors from all regions are noted in bold.

Articles with a date only and no volume number may be epubs ahead of print or online-only publications.

Did we miss one of your studies? Please contact Steven.E.Kirk@kp.org.

 

In May and June, Kaiser Permanente Southern California researchers published 74 scholarly articles, 21 of which had KPSC first authors. Kaiser Permanente authors from all regions are noted in bold.

Articles with a date only and no volume number may be epubs ahead of print or online-only publications.

Did we miss one of your studies? Please contact Steven.E.Kirk@kp.org.

 

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Welcome to Our Summer Interns

Ting Chow, Aiyu Chen, Erin Van Hoy, Kerresa Robinson, Fariha Mahmud

A summer of learning is just beginning for the next cohort of the R&E summer internship program. The 5 interns will work on several studies to gain real-world experience that will benefit them as they advance in their educational paths and careers.

A summer of learning is just beginning for the next cohort of the R&E summer internship program. The 5 interns will work on several studies to gain real-world experience that will benefit them as they advance in their educational paths and careers.

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Tips and Tools

Looking for ways to make your work life easier or to share your pride about working for Kaiser Permanente? Here are a few helpful tips. Learn about sending PHI through Outlook, getting help with Office 365, and signing up for Proud to #BeKP.

Looking for ways to make your work life easier or to share your pride about working for Kaiser Permanente? Here are a few helpful tips. Learn about sending PHI through Outlook, getting help with Office 365, and signing up for Proud to #BeKP.

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New Grant Supports Study of the Incidence of Type 1 Diabetes Among Young Adults

With a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cooperative agreement, KPSC researchers will study the incidence of type 1 diabetes among adults between the ages of 20 and 45 years.

Type 1 diabetes is the third most common chronic disease of childhood in the United States. The disease requires daily management to decrease risks of the acute and chronic complications associated with it.

The incidence and prevalence of the disease is increasing as well.

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Research Reveals Steady Decline in Heart Attacks in KPSC

Kaiser Permanente Southern California members are being hospitalized less frequently for heart attacks, new research shows. The declines were seen across sex, race/ethnicity, and age groups.

Kaiser Permanente Southern California members are being hospitalized less frequently for heart attacks, new research shows. The declines were seen across sex, race/ethnicity, and age groups.

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