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KPWHRI in the Media

 

News media often cover Kaiser Permanente Washington research.
Here are selected mentions.

 

2022


March 1-31

Social risks: Do patients want health systems to help?

SONNET (Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation) study led by KPWHRI’s Leah Tuzzio, MPH, looks at patients’ unmet social risks and their desire for assistance.

Read the news story.


Senior Investigator David Arterburn, MD, MPH, comments on story on safer weight loss surgeries

Read Dr. Arterburn’s bio.


Implementing virtual care during the COVID-19 pandemic

Read the paper and report.

A report led by the Center for Community Health and Evaluation (CCHE), part of KPWHRI, assesses changes in safety net health centers’ capacity to implement virtual care and the experience of health care staff in delivering telehealth during the pandemic.


Is blood pressure reading more accurate at home or clinic?

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Home blood pressure monitoring demonstrated to be an excellent alternative for making new diagnoses of hypertension.


Senior Investigator Jessica Chubak, PhD, comments on study that found canine affection may help reduce pain

Read Dr. Chubak’s bio.


Senior Investigator Jessica Chubak, PhD, comments on study that found canine affection may help reduce pain

Read Dr. Chubak’s bio.


Effect of offering care management or online dialectical behavior therapy skills training vs usual care on self-harm among adult outpatients with suicidal ideation: A randomized clinical trial

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Research compared 2 low-intensity outreach programs with usual care for prevention of suicidal behavior among outpatients who report recent frequent suicidal thoughts.


February 1-28

Effect of offering care management or online dialectical behavior therapy skills training vs. usual care on self-harm among adult outpatients with suicidal ideation: A randomized clinical trial

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Research compared 2 low-intensity outreach programs with usual care for prevention of suicidal behavior among outpatients who report recent frequent suicidal thoughts.


Recent studies on breast cancer screening

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Researcher Ellen O’Meara, PhD, and affiliate investigator Diana Miglioretti, PhD, estimate that 15% of screen-detected breast cancers, about 1 in 7, are overdiagnosed in those who screen every other year.


ACT Study/Alzheimer’s research

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Kaiser Permanente, University of Washington School of Medicine, and University of California San Diego join to lead the next phase of aging brain study.


Use of recombinant zoster vaccine associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome in older adults 

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Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, and Jennifer C. Nelson, PhD, comment that while a recent study found that the recombinant zoster vaccine was linked to a small increase in Guillain-Barré syndrome, on balance, benefits outweigh safety concerns for the vaccine for adults.


January 1–31

Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk

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Research based on KPWHRI’s ACT Study led by Eric Larson, MD, MPH, finds that cataract surgery is associated with 30% lower risk of dementia in aging population.


Patient-reported firearm access prior to suicide death

Read the JAMA Network Open research letter.

Julie Richards, PhD, MPH, explores the question: When people who died by suicide were asked about gun access before their death, how did they answer?


Trial confirms mix-and-match COVID-19 vaccine boosters are safe, produce immune response

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Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, explains results support boosting with Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.


New study from Vaccine Safety Datalink organizations supports the safety of COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy

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Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, is a co-author in a CDC study showing that pregnant women who get the COVID-19 vaccine are at no greater risk of delivering early or delivering unusually small babies.


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