• Tdap vaccination for pregnant women does not increase autism risk

    August 13, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. The study was published today in Pediatrics. “Infants are at the highest risk of hospitalization and death ...
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  • Reducing opioids not associated with lower patient satisfaction

    June 8, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — A Kaiser Permanente study of nearly 2,500 patients who used high doses of opioids for at least 6 months showed that reducing their opioid use did not lower their satisfaction with care. The study, “Satisfaction With Care After Reducing Opioids for Chronic Pain,” was published today in The American Journal of Managed Care. “Physicians ...
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  • Transgender youth more often diagnosed with mental health conditions

    April 16, 2018
    PASADENA, Calif. — Transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify with the gender they are assigned at birth, according to new Kaiser Permanente research published today in Pediatrics. While this subject has been analyzed in small, specialized, clinic-based studies that rely on self-reported behavior problems, ...
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