Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial in the July 5 Annals of Internal Medicine. The first study to compare structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage, the trial found that both types of massage worked well, with few side effects.
GHRI’s Center for Community Health and Evaluation welcomes its new director, Allen Cheadle, PhD, and thanks founding director Bill Beery, MPH. Dr. Cheadle's plans include increasing collaborations with the Institute’s scientific researchers.
On May 11, Canadian economist Robert G. Evans, PhD, praised Group Health for our idea-driven success. But then he asked: “If Group Health has a better mousetrap, why isn’t the world beating a path to your door?”
Patients in Veterans Affairs study were older and higher risk.
In January 2011, Group Health introduced a new "value-based" medical plan for its mid-large group market. The groundbreaking product addressed a top priority for health care purchasers: finding cost savings that don't compromise health or quality of care.
A key provision in 2009's economic stimulus legislation propelled health information technology (IT) into national health care policy debates.
Deliberations over health care’s future continue to be divisive. The U.S. Senate “super committee”—deadlocked over deficits linked largely to health care spending—has thrown in the towel. The Affordable Care Act is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Our Seattle offices sit on the occupied land of the Duwamish and by the shared waters of the Coast Salish people, who have been here thousands of years and remain. Learn about practicing land acknowledgment.