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We discover ways to prevent illness and improve treatment.
We're making health and health care better for everyone.


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Phentermine seems safe, effective for long-term weight loss

David Arterburn, MD, MPH, discusses reassuring news from his PCORnet study of most the widely used anti-obesity drug in the United States.

Read about it in Healthy Findings

innovating care

Effort to increase colon cancer screening offers alternative to colonoscopy

Research informs care as Kaiser Permanente Washington, exceeding 80 percent screening rate, launches home-based 'FIT First' pilot.

Read about it in News and Events.

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Washington state members begin joining the KP research biobank

KPWHRI will be launching a phone-based recruitment pilot project in May that aims to achieve higher recruitment of people of color.

 Read more in Recent News.


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We study health and health care as it happens in everyday settings by everyday people, producing results that are built to work in the real world. We share our results in the public domain to benefit people everywhere.