• Kaiser Permanente Study Reinforces Safety of Whooping Cough Vaccine for Older Adults

    November 29, 2012
    PASADENA, Calif. – Immunizing older adults with the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis vaccine (Tdap) to prevent pertussisĀ (more commonly referred to as whooping cough) was found to be as safe as immunizing them with the tetanus and diphtheria (Td) vaccine, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers examined the electronic health recordsĀ of ...
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  • Automated Phone and Mail Notices Increase Medication Adherence

    November 26, 2012
    PASADENA, Calif. – Patients newly prescribed a cholesterol-lowering medication were more likely to pick it up from the pharmacy if they received automated phone and mail reminders, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine today. This is one of a few published studies to examine strategies for reducing primary nonadherence, which ...
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  • Kaiser Permanente Study Suggests Tests Routinely Done on Patients with Microscopic Blood in Urine can be Avoided

    January 9, 2012
    PASADENA, Calif. – The presence of microscopic hematuria – blood found in urine that can’t be seen by the naked eye – does not necessarily indicate the presence of cancer, according to a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The study suggests that tests routinely done on patients with ...
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