• CT scan processing innovations could one day prevent broken bones

    Ordering CT scans is part of Dr. Shireen Fatemi’s daily job. As an endocrinologist at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City, she frequently orders the computed tomography scans to determine the cause of severe stomach aches, back pain, diverticulitis, or other ailments. New technology, though, may soon give those old CT scans a new life. It could one ...
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  • Taking a “drug holiday” to avoid bone injuries

    Annette L. Adams, PhD, MPH, is committed to helping women avoid bone injuries that limit their mobility, and in some cases, end their lives. During her eight years as a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation, in Pasadena, California, Dr. Adams’s interest in osteoporosis has led her to investigate many aspects ...
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  • Kaiser Permanente study finds a more effective way to test for HPV

    A study of more than 850 women demonstrated it is effective to conduct a human papillomavirus test in the same preservative fluid as a Pap test. This has the potential to increase efficiency and decrease waste. The findings were published this month in the Journal of Clinical Pathology. As a result of the findings, organizations such ...
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