• Hypertensive Disorders During Pregnancy and Risk After Delivery

    February 1, 2016
    PASADENA, CA – Women who are diagnosed with hypertensive disorders while pregnant are more than twice as likely to develop high blood pressure in the first year after delivery as women who did not have any pregnancy-related hypertension, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in the Journal of Hypertension. Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are common, ...
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  • 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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