• Shingles Vaccine Associated with Reduced Risk of Long-Term Pain Among Patients

    June 2, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif. – People who received a vaccination for shingles (also known as herpes zoster) but still contracted shingles had a lower risk of developing post-herpetic neuralgia (or PHN), a potentially long lasting and painful complication of the condition. The Kaiser Permanente study was published today in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. This study demonstrates that ...
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  • Study Finds Gestational Diabetes Associated with Greater Risk of Autism in Children

    April 14, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif. – Children whose mothers developed gestational diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy were at increased risk of developing autism later in life, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers examined the electronic health records of more than 322,000 ethnically diverse children born ...
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  • Expanding Blood Pressure Screenings Beyond Primary Care Can Improve Hypertension Detection

    March 18, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif.   – Expanding blood pressure screenings to non-primary care settings can help identify more patients with high blood pressure, commonly called  hypertension, and could contribute to better hypertension control and management, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension. Researchers examined the electronic health records of 1,076,000 Kaiser Permanente ...
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