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GHRI in the Media

 

News media often cover Group Health research.
Here are selected mentions.

 

KIRO 7's Angela Russell (left) interviews GHRI's Paula Lozano, MD, MPH, in our Seattle offices.

2016

April 1–30

Mindfulness meditation eases chronic low back pain

Read news release and watch video.

Extensive coverage continued for a randomized clinical trial led by Dan Cherkin, PhD. Compared to usual care, mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy lessened chronic low back pain and improved functioning in Group Health patients:


U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends low-dose aspirin for heart attacks, stroke, and colon cancer for middle-aged people at cardiovascular risk

Jessica Chubak, PhD, was the first author of an evidence review from the Kaiser Permanente Research Affiliates Evidence-based Practice Center, summarized in an article in the Annals of Internal Medicine, about aspirin and cancer risk, which informed a Task Force recommendation:


Deep sedation raises risk of complications from colonoscopy

Read blog post.

Karen Wernli, PhD, is featured in a news video about her study probing how safe deep sedation is during colonoscopy (not safe enough):


Child and adolescent health

David C. Grossman, MD, MPH, wrote an editorial in Pediatrics commenting on a study showing that children from rural areas had more complex and expensive hospital stays, as well as a higher incidence of chronic conditions than did children from cities and suburbs:


Vaccines & infectious diseases

Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, commented on a flu vaccine study by others:


March 1–29

Mindfulness meditation eases chronic low back pain

Read news release and watch video.

More than 100 news outlets covered a randomized clinical trial led by Dan Cherkin, PhD.

Compared to usual care, mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy lessened chronic low back pain and improved functioning in Group Health patients. The American Pain Society named the JAMA publication a "paper of the week," and it was shared hundreds of times on social media:


Health information technology

Beverly Green, MD, MPH, was quoted about a mobile app by others that was supposed to measure blood pressure but gave many patients with hypertension false assurance:


Opioid-prescribing safety: Finding real-world solutions for a nationwide epidemic

Read feature story.

Michael Von Korff, ScD, helped to write the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Pain Strategy and was interviewed about it:


February 1–29

Lingering Neanderthal DNA may raise risk for some diseases

Read blog post.

Through the Electronic Medical Records and Genomics (eMERGE) Network, thousands of Group Health members were included in a study showing that Neanderthal DNA influences human disease risk. David Carrell, PhD, is a study coauthor, and Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, is the principal investigator of the eMERGE award to GHRI and the University of Washington (UW):


U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says evidence is insufficient to assess autism screening in all young children

Read recommendation summary.

As vice chair of the Task Force, David C. Grossman, MD, MPH, explained the new recommendations about screening babies for autism:


Training physicians to diagnose patient preferences

Read blog post.

David Arterburn, MD, MPH, discussed shared decision making:


The good news about the global epidemic of dementia

Read news release.

Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, commented on a study in the New England Journal of Medicine:


Health services & economics

Jessica Chubak, PhD, was interviewed about a study of time to follow-up colonoscopy after stool tests for colon cancer:

Nora Henrikson, PhD, pilot-tested an online tool for Group Health oncologists listing prices for the 50 most commonly prescribed cancer treatment regimens:


January 1–31

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends depression screening for all adults

Evette Ludman, PhD, commented on new recommendations to screen all adults, particularly pregnant women and new mothers:


U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issues new recommendations on breast cancer screening

As vice chair of the Task Force, David C. Grossman, MD, MPH, explained the new recommendations about screening mammography:


Prepping to fight the next flu pandemic

Read story.

Michael L. Jackson, PhD, discussed the effectiveness of this flu season’s vaccine:


ACT study: Long-running study of aging examines changes in Group Health patients over time

Read story.

Researchers at the University of Washington and Group Health worked to quantify the effects of regular fitness conditioning on aging and health:


Chronic illness care

The Alliance of Community Health Plans featured Group Health’s care delivery for patients with chronic conditions:


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