November 2014

smoking_cessation_webquit_app_male_cafe_1col.jpgFrom Mad Men to smartphone apps: 50 years of tobacco control  

For the Great American Smokeout, Dr. Jennifer McClure reflects on progress to cut tobacco use and our impact on these lifesaving efforts. Still, there’s work ahead.

IMG_1226_5_1col.jpgHeart(rate) on your sleeve: Activity trackers aid health research

Group Health researchers are asking: Can fitness trackers change health as well as activity?


computer_doctor_1col.jpgOpenNotes opens doors for patient engagement 

Group Health’s November 4 launch of OpenNotes gives patients easy access to clinicians’ notes on MyGroupHealth.


Dr_Paula_Lozano_Kiro_1col.jpgKIRO TV special featured Group Health doctors

Drs. Paula Lozano and Eric B. Larson were among six Group Health experts interviewed by Angela Russell in a 30-minute special on new ways people are building a healthier future.


Dave-Arterburn_GHRI_1col.jpgBypass vs. banding bariatric surgery: What are the tradeoffs?

Dr. David Arterburn and colleagues found that bypass resulted in greater weight loss and fewer do-overs than banding, but it had more complications.

LatinoBoyWithDoc_1col.jpgReport features MacColl Center’s work for vulnerable populations 

A special issue of Medical Care highlights the Safety Net Medical Home Initiative—the largest effort ever to spread the model to those in need nationwide.

Radiologist_1col.jpgHow can radiologists detect breast cancer more accurately?

Having radiologists do diagnostic workups of their own recalled cases improves performance, according to research from GHRI and collaborators.






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