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Is the secret to reducing suicide coded in The Runaway Bunny?

– Dr. Greg Simon sees similarities between a beloved children’s book and a study on persistent outreach to people at risk for suicide.

Dr. Greg Simon sees similarities between a beloved children’s book and a study on persistent outreach to people at risk for suicide. by Greg Simon, MD, MPH, Group Health psychiat…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/secret-reducing-suicide-coded-runaway-bunny/

Continuous medical care is crucial for people with dementia

– Dr. Larson discusses how continuity of care for dementia patients may lower costs, emergency visits, and hospital stays.

Dr. Larson discusses how continuity of care for dementia patients may lower costs, emergency visits, and hospital stays. by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, executive director of Group H…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/continuous-medical-care-crucial-people-dementia/

Bariatric surgery may have ‘legacy effect’ on diabetes complications

– Dr. Arterburn linked even short-term diabetes remission to less risk for microvascular kidney, eye, and limb diseases

A close-up view of an eye with diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Arterburn linked even short-term diabetes remission to less risk for microvascular kidney, eye, and limb diseases by Davi…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/bariatric-surgery-may-have-legacy-effect-diabetes-complications/

How a physician-scientist studying blood pressure became a patient too

– Dr. Beverly Green, PCORI-funded BP-CHECK leader, reflects on her professional interest in hypertension getting up close and personal

Dr. Beverly Green, PCORI-funded BP-CHECK leader, reflects on her professional interest in hypertension getting up close and personal by Beverly B. Green, MD, MPH, a Group Health …
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/how-physician-scientist-studying-blood-pressure-became-patient-too/

Gun violence is a public health crisis: How should we respond?

– Reflecting on the Florida mass shooting, Dr. Eric B. Larson asks if we’re ready to make changes around guns and gun-related research.

Reflecting on the Florida mass shooting, Dr. Eric B. Larson asks if we’re ready to make changes around guns and gun-related research. by Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, Group Health Res…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/gun-violence-public-health-crisis-how-should-we-respond/

High-quality care: The importance of being human

– Susan Brandzel reflects on what patients really need from providers. Clinical competence is essential, but so is being engaging, compassionate and real.

Susan Brandzel reflects on what patients really need from providers. Clinical competence is essential, but so is being engaging, compassionate and real. by Susan Brandzel, MPH, G…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/high-quality-care-importance-being-human/

TBI linked to Parkinson’s and Parkinson-related brain defects

– Dr. Eric B. Larson relates research to Muhammad Ali—and how we can prevent late-life injuries and falls for our families and ourselves.

Drs. Larson and Crane co-lead Group Health-University of Washington collaboration learning how to promote healthy aging. Dr. Eric B. Larson relates research to Muhammad Ali—and h…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/tbi-linked-parkinsons-and-parkinson-related-brain-defects/

CCHE mourns the passing of founding director Bill Beery

– Members of the Center for Community Health and Evaluation at GHRI remember Bill’s leadership, mentoring, and humor. Bill passed away on July 5.

Bill Beery, MPH, founding director of Group Health Research Institute’s Center for Community Health and Evaluation In this issue  Behavioral health team wins 2016 Birnbaum award…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/bill-beery/

Big data plus real-world context equals community health improvements

– Carly Levitz, GHRI research associate and data geek, tells her secret for getting the full story of a community health program.

Carly Levitz, GHRI research associate and data geek, tells her secret for getting the full story of a community health program. by Carly Levitz, research associate, Center for Co…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/big-data-plus-real-world-context-equals-community-health-improvements/

Don’t wait: Dr. Leana Wen urges public health action now

– Dr. Paula Lozano shares inspirational moments from Dr. Leana Wen’s visit to Group Health. See short videos of Dr. Wen, with her full talk to come.

Drs. Leana Wen and Eric B. Larson at Group Health Research Institute, June 27, 2016. Dr. Paula Lozano shares inspirational moments from Dr. Leana Wen’s visit to Group Health. See s…
https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/blog/2016/july/dont-wait-dr-leana-wen-urges-public-health-action-now/