This weekend, two Kaiser Permanente doctors will demonstrate fun ways to get families engaged in healthy eating at Cooking for Solutions, an annual event celebrating food, cooking and sustainability held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif.
Taking control of one's health and being proactive about achieving a healthy lifestyle is essential for women of all ages. This month's Care Stories highlight women whose health was restored or enhanced by their experiences with Kaiser Permanente.
Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and their respective subsidiaries (KFH/HP) reported today a combined total operating revenue of $13.3 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2013, compared to $12.7 billion in the same period in 2012. Operating income was $545 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $507 million in the same quarter last year. Net non-operating income was $220 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to net non-operating income of $263 million in the same quarter of 2012. As a result, net income for the first quarter was $765 million, versus $770 million in the same period of 2012. First quarter results are frequently higher than subsequent quarters due to timing of revenue and expense trends.
In observance of Older Americans Month, Kaiser Permanente salutes its senior members for taking charge of their health in amazing ways, from gardening to tap dancing, even mountain climbing. They credit Kaiser Permanente physicians and nurses for the high-quality care they received.
Nearly all Kaiser Permanente hospitals have once again received an A grade for patient safety - and none lower than a B - in The Leapfrog Group's latest Hospital Safety Score report, released this week.
Breast cancer patients who say they have people with whom they have a good time, or have "positive social interactions" with, are better able to deal with pain and other physical symptoms, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published today in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.
Christine K. Cassel, MD, MACP, on the boards of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., has been named one of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives in Healthcare by Modern Physician and Modern Healthcare magazines.
In a continued effort to promote a national conversation about obesity and obesity prevention, Kaiser Permanente is sponsoring a three-part film series, The Weight of the Nation for Kids, focused on youth. The films, which premiere tonight on HBO, spotlight youth who are taking the initiative to change the food and physical activity environments in their communities as a way to combat the growing obesity epidemic.
Multiple sclerosis is more common in black women than in white women, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Neurology. The findings run contrary to the widely accepted belief that blacks are less susceptible to MS, according to the researchers.
Kaiser Permanente's more than 49,000 nurses nationwide are dedicated to providing extraordinary nursing care to the organization's 9 million members. Whether in the hospital, the clinic, or virtually; in the home, in palliative care, or in hospice, our nurses provide compassionate, patient- and family-centered, and clinically excellent care.
Michelle Konstantinovsky's article, 'Why Adult Women Suffer from Eating Disorders,' delves into the highly stigmatized world of midlife eating disorders. The article explores an often overlooked issue: middle-aged women suffering from anorexia and bulimia, debunking some of the myths that categorize these illnesses as 'a problem for teenagers.'
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health has released enhanced National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (referred to as the National CLAS Standards).
Antronette 'Toni' Yancey, MD, MPH, co-director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity and professor of health services at the UCLA School of Health, died last week. She was 55. Dr. Yancey's legacy also includes her inspired efforts to get sedentary people moving by creating 'Instant Recess' - an evidence-based approach to adding physical activity, 5-10 minutes at a time, into the workday of adults.
Patients who visited their doctor for any reason were nearly six times more likely to get screened for colon cancer compared to those who didn't visit their doctor, according to a study funded by the National Cancer Institute and published online today in the American Journal of Managed Care.
Kaiser Permanente has received a record 29 environmental excellence awards this year from Practice Greenhealth, the national membership organization for hospitals and health systems committed to environmentally responsible operations and care.
Kaiser Permanente has been ranked No. 3 on the 2013 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity(R) list and was the only health care organization to make the top 10. The annual survey, in its 14th year, measures and ranks an organization's performance in diversity management. Kaiser Permanente has maintained its leadership in the top 10 since 2009.
As the percentage of our older population increases, health care providers appreciate the need to stop disease before it starts. While chronic diseases are among the most costly of all health problems, they are also the most preventable.
Patients who do not fill their first prescription for cholesterol-lowering statins give a wide range of reasons for not doing so, including perceived concerns about the medication, a fear of side-effects and a decision to try lifestyle modifications instead of prescription medication, according to a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published in The American Journal of Managed Care.
While school-based health clinics have been around for decades, today's clinics are broadening their scope of care beyond disease treatment to care that implements key prevention strategies such as mental health services, diabetes prevention, oral health care and more.
Nearly 30 percent of women failed to pick up their bisphosphonate prescriptions, a medication that is most commonly used to treat osteoporosis and similar bone diseases, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published this week in the journal Osteoporosis International. The failure to pick up these newly prescribed medications, called primary nonadherence, can lead to an increased risk of fractures for these patients.