April 2018


Clinical trial of H7N9 bird flu vaccine starts at KPWHRI

Dr. Lisa Jackson leads national trial to explore improving immune responses to vaccine.


Integrative non-drug therapies treat back pain at reasonable cost

Kaiser Permanente researchers Drs. Daniel Cherkin, Karen Sherman, and Andrew Avins produced much of evidence in ICER report.

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Stand up for your health!

KPWHRI’s Dr. Dori Rosenberg shares 28 ways to be less sedentary.




Can a focus on better oral health help smokers quit?

Dr. Jennifer McClure partnered with the leading quitline provider to see what happens when smokers are counseled about oral health and tobacco.

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Improving long-standing problems of access in the digital age requires a critical look at today’s electronic health record, writes Dr. Eric B. Larson.


Study finds various treatments can reduce vaginal discomfort from sex

Dr. Katherine Newton co-wrote JAMA Internal Medicine paper comparing vaginal estrogen, moisturizer, and placebo gel.


Exercise: Your Rx to prevent depression?

Dr. Greg Simon explains how even modest physical activity can lift your mood. 




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