• Research into Shingles is Key to Prevention

    PASADENA, Calif. - Hung Fu Tseng, PhD, MPH, of the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research & Evaluation, has been on the leading edge of research into the safety and effectiveness of the shingles vaccine. The findings of the research are helping to overcome patients? reluctance to getting vaccinated against the painful disease. And the research is continuing.
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  • In Colder Months, Asthma Poses Greater Risk for Overweight and Obese Adults

    PASADENA, Calif. - Obesity is associated with an increased risk of fall and winter asthma episodes in adults with asthma, according to a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice.
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  • Women are taking more antidiabetic mediations before and during pregnancy

    The use of antidiabetic medications, such as insulin and metformin, before and during pregnancy increased from 2001 through 2007, according to a study published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Jean M. Lawrence, ScD, MPH, MSSA, of Kaiser Permanente Southern California Department of Research & Evaluation led the study.  The research team investigated 437,950 ...
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