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PrEP can prevent HIV/AIDS—if we get it to the right people

– We have a way to limit the spread of AIDS. We just need to reach people at high risk of HIV infection. GHRI researcher Dr. Leah Adams explains.

We have a way to limit the spread of AIDS. We just need to reach people at high risk of HIV infection. GHRI researcher Dr. Leah Adams explains. by Leah Adams, PhD, women’s health…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/prep-can-prevent-hivaids-if-we-get-it-right-people/

Highlighting social determinants of health—beyond the usual suspects

– At the June 27 Birnbaum Lecture and beyond, GHRI focuses on social factors that shape our communities’ well-being.

At the June 27 Birnbaum Lecture and beyond, GHRI focuses on social factors that shape our communities’ well-being. I had an amazing experience a few years ago. I helped produce t…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/highlighting-social-determinants-health-beyond-usual-suspects/

News release: Northwest doctors improve their practices—and patients’ heart health

– Healthy Hearts Northwest is part of major national effort to help small medical practices to prevent heart disease, our biggest killer.

Healthy Hearts NW is part of major national effort to help small medical practices to prevent heart disease, our biggest killer Primary-care practices in Washington, Oregon, and …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/news-release-northwest-doctors-improve-their-practices-and-patients-heart-health/

Lingering Neandertal DNA may raise risk for some diseases

– National study by eMERGE researchers—including Drs. David Carrell and Eric B. Larson—compares genetic data to electronic health records.

National study by eMERGE researchers—including Drs. David Carrell and Eric B. Larson—compares genetic data to electronic health records. Human-like Neandertals are long extinct, …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/lingering-neandertal-dna-may-raise-risk-some-diseases/

Patients power SIMBA research on breast cancer, mammograms, breast MRIs

– A new video shows how patient engagement takes center stage in Dr. Karen Wernli’s study of breast cancer imaging for women who’ve had the disease before.

SIMBA patient advisory board member Pamela Cox. A new video shows how patient engagement takes center stage in Dr. Karen Wernli’s study of breast cancer imaging for women who’ve ha…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/patients-power-simba-research-breast-cancer-mammograms-breast-mris/

Tough conversations: How can we help patients get off risky drugs?

– Dr. Sascha Dublin describes a Group Health-UW finding that benzodiazepines probably don’t cause dementia. But she cautions that they’re still bad for you.

Dr. Sascha Dublin describes a Group Health-UW finding that benzodiazepines probably don’t cause dementia. But she cautions that they’re still bad for you. By Sascha Dublin, MD, P…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/feb/tough-conversations-how-can-we-help-patients-get-risky-drugs/