KPWHRI in the Media


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



January 1–31

Your brain is a reservoir: Replenish it with these 10 healthy habits

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Commenting on a study linking sleep problems to cognitive decline and dementia, Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, cautioned against overreacting with anxiety, because just because a person struggles with sleep, it doesn’t mean they’re destined to have cognitive problems:

5 ways to prevent or delay dementia

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“Super-agers”—people who age in an unusually healthy way—tend to proactively build a lot of positive, healthy, social activity into their daily lives, according to Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH:

Accountable Communities of Health have made strides

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KPWHRI’s Center for Community Health and Evaluation found that Washington state’s Accountable Communities of Health (ACH) have evolved into robust, regional organizations that are integral to advancing the state’s health system transformation efforts:

Integrative non-drug therapies treat back pain at reasonable cost

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Dan Cherkin, PhD, is interviewed about the issues surrounding back pain, including its causes, treatments and costs:

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About Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) improves the health and health care of Kaiser Permanente members and the public. The Institute has conducted nonproprietary public-interest research on preventing, diagnosing, and treating major health problems since 1983. Government and private research grants provide our main funding. Follow KPWHRI research on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, or YouTube. For more information, go to: www.kpwashingtonresearch.org.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.