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Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and GHRI study concussion effects from NFL

– GHRI's Dr. Eric B. Larson comments on our role in one Paul Allen-funded study in Bloomberg News.

  Seattle, known for the earth-shaking fervor of its “12th Man” football fans, has become ground zero in the National Football League for another reason: It’s among the leaders…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/paul-allen-foundation-and-ghri-partner-study-concussion-effects-nfl/

News release: Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs

– Latest findings from a Group Health Research Institute study finds some common over-the-counter and prescription drugs can increase a person's risk for dementia.

A large study links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, to taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects at…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/news-release-higher-dementia-risk-linked-more-use-common-drugs/

GHRI answers why it's been a hard year for influenza vaccines

– Dr. Michael Jackson addresses some of the top questions as to why this year's influenza vaccine is not as effective as hoped.

  On January 15, 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published early estimates of the 2014/15 influenza vaccine’s ability to prevent influenza (the flu),…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/ghri-answers-why-its-been-hard-year-influenza-vaccines/

News release: Group Health congratulates Dr. David Grossman on Task Force role

– U.S. Preventive Services Task Force appoints him vice chair.

  Group Health Research Institute senior investigator and Group Health pediatrician and medical director for preventive care and population strategy David C. Grossman, MD, MPH,…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/news-release-group-health-congratulates-dr-david-grossman-task-force-role/

Surgery for obesity is linked to longer survival

– JAMA study focuses mostly on male VA patients with more diseases than in prior studies.

Obese people seem likely to live longer if they have bariatric surgery (for obesity) than if they don’t—with 53 percent lower risk of dying from any cause at five to 14 years afte…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/group-health-research-news-surgery-obesity-linked-longer-survival/

Our research made news in 2014

– Here’s our list of top 10 research stories of 2014—plus links to the news reports they inspired.

  Here’s our list of top 10 research stories of 2014—plus links to the news reports they inspired.
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/our-research-made-news-2014/

Science doesn’t have to be sexy to save lives

– Prevention can save more lives from cancer than treatment does. Dr. Jennifer McClure tells how you can support such research and help stop deadly disease—before it starts.

Prevention can save more lives from cancer than treatment does. Dr. Jennifer McClure tells how you can support such research and help stop deadly disease—before it starts.
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/group-health-research-news-science-doesnt-have-be-sexy-save-lives/

Video: New research on bariatric surgery for obesity

– GHRI's Dr. David Arterburn talks about bariatric surgery research in December 2014.

  GHRI's Dr. David Arterburn discusses his bariatric surgery research in this video from December 2014. YouTube, 2:16      
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/01/new-research-bariatric-surgery-obesity/