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Opioids for chronic pain: Finding hope in advocacy and research

– In our first blog post by a patient, Dave Duhrkoop shares his experience with chronic pain and opioid medications—highlighting the role advocacy and research play in improving care and outcomes.

In our first blog post by a patient, Dave Duhrkoop shares his experience with chronic pain and opioid medications—highlighting the role advocacy and research play in improving care…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/opioids-chronic-pain-finding-hope-advocacy-and-research/

In ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ portrayal of sexual abuse is black and white

– Speaking with Business Insider, Dr. Amy Bonomi explains how the number-one box office hit clearly glorifies sexual violence.

Photo: Chuck Zlotnick/Universal Pictures and Focus Features, via Business Insider. Speaking with Business Insider, Dr. Amy Bonomi explains how the number-one box office hit clearly…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/fifty-shades-grey-portrayal-sexual-abuse-black-and-white/

Group Health and Dr. Mike Evans release new whiteboard video on drinking habits

– “Let’s Rethink How We Drink” takes a fun, informative approach to learning about health effects of alcohol.

Michael F. Evans, MD, associate professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, will deliver Group Health’s 16th Annual Birnbaum Endowed Lecture at 7:…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/group-health-and-dr-mike-evans-release-new-whiteboard-video-drinking-habits/

The Who was wrong: We should hope to get old

– Old age does not equal unhappiness, says Dr. Eric B. Larson in King’s Review, a magazine from University of Cambridge, UK.

Old age does not equal unhappiness, says Dr. Eric B. Larson in King’s Review, a magazine from University of Cambridge, UK Think of aging and you might think of a depressing decli…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/who-was-wrong-we-should-hope-get-old/

Measles and vaccine safety: a vaccine scientist’s view

– As parents, we worry about vaccine safety. But I believe the CDC when they say that measles is serious and the vaccine is safe. Here’s why.

  As parents, we worry about vaccine safety. But I believe the CDC when they say that measles is serious and the vaccine is safe. Here’s why. You've probably heard about the…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/measles-and-vaccine-safety-vaccine-scientists-view/

The disruptive potential of mobile health apps

– I recently took my blood pressure with my phone. Is this the future of health care?

I recently took my blood pressure with my phone. Is this the future of health care? As background for a commentary I was writing for the Journal of American Hypertension, I used …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/disruptive-potential-mobile-health-apps/

Irrational … but predictable

– Seattle—home of “Book Lust” librarian Nancy Pearl—is a city of books. Here’s a recommendation from Anne Renz.

Seattle—home of “Book Lust” librarian Nancy Pearl—is a city of books. Here’s a recommendation from Anne Renz "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions" …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/irrational-predictable/

Looking for ROI: Can big data deliver on its promise to boost value?

– Health execs want more actionable data to improve quality and reduce cost. Dr. Eric Larson reflects on a survey GHRI recently led for the IOM.

In this issue How can we streamline board certification for family physicians?  Looking for ROI: Can big data deliver on its promise to boost value? A hard year for influenza…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/02/looking-roi-can-big-data-deliver-its-promise-boost-value/