• Shingles Vaccine Helps Protect Older Patients with End-stage Renal Disease

    December 15, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif. – Elderly patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who received the shingles vaccine were half as likely to develop shingles compared to those who were not vaccinated. The new study from Kaiser Permanente, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases, also found the best protection against shingles was achieved when patients received the vaccination shortly ...
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  • Higher Quality Screening Colonoscopies Associated With Lower Lifetime Risk of Colorectal Cancer and Death

    June 16, 2015
    PASADENA, Calif. – Improving colonoscopy quality through higher detection rates for a particular type of polyp may be associated with as much as a 60 percent lower lifetime risk of colorectal cancer incidence and death without increasing overall care costs, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association ...
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  • 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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