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Health Research Institute

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


Feature story

Volunteering for health research: To join or not to join?

How KPWHRI and its Institutional Review Board help potential study participants make informed decisions.

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News release

Fewer heart attacks, strokes, and deaths after weight-loss surgery

Obese people with diabetes had fewer deaths in 5 years after bariatric surgery vs. usual care, in large, long-term study.

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Health Tip


Aching back? Massage can ease your low-back pain.


Our Research

Our research

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.