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Big Data: Past, present, and future perspectives from an integrated delivery system

– Dr. Eric Larson prepared these reflections on Big Data and Group Health for the Association of Health Care Journalists conference in Santa Clara, Calif., on April 24, 2015.

View Dr. Larson's AHCJ conference slides. (PDF, 608 KB) Dr. Eric Larson prepared these reflections on Big Data and Group Health for the Association of Health Care Journalists con…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/big-data-past-present-and-future-perspectives-integrated-delivery-system/

Is obesity an environmental issue?

– Ecology, as well as politics, economics, and culture contribute to obesity, according to this review of Julie Guthman's book Weighing In.

Ecology, as well as politics, economics, and culture contribute to obesity, according to this review of Julie Guthman's book Weighing In. Weighing In: Obesity, Food Justice, and …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/obesity-environmental-issue/

Mexican meds: Tempting but potentially toxic

– A GHRI researcher worries about easy access to prescription meds after seeing for herself how common they are across the border.

Susan Brandzel and friend traveling in Mexico. A GHRI researcher worries about easy access to prescription meds after seeing for herself how common they are across the border I’v…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/mexican-meds-tempting-potentially-toxic/

Is your child a vaper? Should you care?

– A new report shows e-cigarette use rising among teens. With vaping on the rise, should parents be concerned?

A new report shows e-cigarette use rising among teens. With vaping on the rise, should parents be concerned?  Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, are inc…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/your-child-vaper-should-you-care/

Diabetes workshops in underserved communities set to launch this year

– Dr. Katherine Newton reports that three Washington community health organizations will offer peer-led, diabetes self-management workshops.

From Group Health Living Well workshops Read about the program offered to Group Health members in Western Washington.   A Spanish-language version of this article is a…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/diabetes-workshops-underserved-communities-set-launch-year/

Se ofrecen talleres de diabetes en las comunidades marginadas este año

– Dr. Katherine Newton informa que tres organizaciones de salud de la comunidad de Washington ofrecerán, talleres de auto-control de la diabetes dirigidos por compañeros.

From Group Health Living Well workshops Read about the program offered to Group Health members in Western Washington.   Dr. Katherine Newton informa que tres organizacio…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/se-ofrecen-talleres-de-diabetes-en-las-comunidades-marginadas-este-ano/

Treating the body and the mind after cancer diagnosis

– Mental health care, especially for depression, could dramatically improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors.

Mental health care, especially for depression, could dramatically improve the lives of cancer patients and survivors When I tell people I study depression and cancer, I often get…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/treating-body-and-mind-after-cancer-diagnosis/

Standing up for my health

– What it was like for a Group Health patient to participate in a study that coached him to sit less.

Gerald Alexander What it was like for a Group Health patient to participate in a study that coached him to sit less By Gerald Alexander, a retired social service worker, Group He…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/standing-my-health/

News release: Providers have mixed feelings about prescribing HIV prevention

– National survey finds providers’ perspectives lag behind PrEP guidelines.

National survey finds providers’ perspectives lag behind PrEP guidelines People who are at substantial ongoing risk for HIV have a prevention option in addition to practicing saf…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/news-release-providers-have-mixed-feelings-about-prescribing-hiv-prevention/

Specialty referral: A doctors’ duet

– In the first Healthy Findings post from a Group Health physician, Dr. Travis Abbott tells how a project to improve referral is changing his practice.

Drs. Travis Abbott and Robert Reid are working with other Group Health physicians to design the peer-to-peer coaching project. Travis A. Abbott, MD, is a physician at the Group …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2015/04/specialty-referral-doctors-duet/