July 2017

Ecuador-therapy-dogs-ap-1col.jpgTherapy-dog visits for kids with cancer: A safe way to induce smiles?

Being in the hospital is stressful. A new KPWHRI study will see if visits from therapy dogs make the experience easier for pediatric cancer patients.


Carol-cahill-SailingHome-1col.jpgBike helmets & cycling paths: Reflections from an American in Holland

What makes the Netherlands bicycle friendly? Carol Cahill reports after a cycling vacation through the country.


englightened-aging-background-reversed-book-1col.jpgProactive boomers will ‘choose their own adventure’ in growing old

In an excerpt from his new book Enlightened Aging, Dr. Eric B. Larson encourages his generation to build reserves for a long life ahead.


rob-penfold-dad-beach-1col.JPGHow can we make advance care planning easier for patients and families?

Dr. Robert Penfold talks about how his father’s death inspired him to work on advance care planning for people with mild cognitive impairment.


learning-health-system-1col-border.jpgLearning Health System initiative weaves research into care delivery at KP Washington

Our aligned researchers & practitioners can make bold progress for members & patients, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson.


Wernli-poster-clare-project-1col.JPGWhat young adults with advanced cancer are telling The Clare Project

Patients, families, caregivers, and providers are talking to researchers about care decisions and social media communities.