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:
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:
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Karen Wernli, PhD, is featured in a news video about her study probing how safe deep sedation is during colonoscopy (not safe enough):
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:
Lisa Jackson, MD, MPH, commented on a flu vaccine study by others:
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:
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:
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Michael Von Korff, ScD, helped to write the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Pain Strategy and was interviewed about it:
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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):
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As vice chair of the Task Force, David C. Grossman, MD, MPH, explained the new recommendations about screening babies for autism:
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David Arterburn, MD, MPH, discussed shared decision making:
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Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, commented on a study in the New England Journal of Medicine:
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:
Evette Ludman, PhD, commented on new recommendations to screen all adults, particularly pregnant women and new mothers:
As vice chair of the Task Force, David C. Grossman, MD, MPH, explained the new recommendations about screening mammography:
Michael L. Jackson, PhD, discussed the effectiveness of this flu season’s vaccine:
Researchers at the University of Washington and Group Health worked to quantify the effects of regular fitness conditioning on aging and health:
The Alliance of Community Health Plans featured Group Health’s care delivery for patients with chronic conditions: