Kaiser Permanente News Center Podcasts — 2008
Kaiser Permanente podcasts present the latest health and health research news in MP3 format, suitable for playing on your computer or downloading to your portable music device. Previous topics have included Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect®, Kaiser Permanente’s electronic health record; childhood obesity; colon cancer; health care reform, and Kaiser Permanente’s farmers’ market program.
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|10/27/08||Podcast Outlines Kaiser Permanente’s Best Practices for Buying Environmentally Friendly Products
Dean Edwards, Kaiser Permanente’s chief procurement officer, discussed Kaiser Permanente's power of environmentally friendly purchasing during an interview with an international radio station, “A World of Possibilities.” The program, syndicated by the WFMT Radio Network, seeks to spark global conversations about essential issues by examining a specific issue in-depth with leading analysts from around the world. Edwards was part of a one-hour program that also featured speakers from the City and County of San Francisco, Health Care Without Harm, and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.
|10/7/08||Kaiser Permanente’s Sponsorship of International Walk to School Day
Loel Solomon, Kaiser Permanente’s national director of Community Health Initiatives and Evaluation, talks about why walking and biking to school specifically – and increasing daily activity in general – are critical health improvement strategies.
|10/7/08||Kaiser Permanente Colorado Pediatrician Offers Tips for Families Who Want to Walk More
Sandy Stenmark, MD, Kaiser Permanente Colorado's director of pediatric wellness, talks about the health, environmental, and social benefits of walking or biking to school, and offers tips for families about how to make it work.
|09/05/08||Podcast Details Next Phase of Groundbreaking Kaiser Permanente Genetic Research Program
In this next phase of the Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health, scientists will use assemble tens of thousands of DNA samples into a vast databank and study how lifestyle, environment, and genes all work together to affect health. Catherine Schaefer, PhD, executive director of the study for Kaiser Permanente’s Division of Research, talks about the RPGEH in this podcast. A strong social network of family and friends is associated with a lower risk of dementia, says a Kaiser Permanente study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Public Health. This is the latest in a series of studies that Kaiser Permanente is conducting on the causes and prevention of dementia. Dr. Valerie Crooks, a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation in Pasadena, Calif., was the study's lead researcher.
|07/06/08||Social Networks Prevent Dementia in Women, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
A strong social network of family and friends is associated with a lower risk of dementia, says a Kaiser Permanente study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Public Health. This is the latest in a series of studies that Kaiser Permanente is conducting on the causes and prevention of dementia. Dr. Valerie Crooks, a research scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation in Pasadena, Calif., was the study's lead researcher.
|04/01/08||Kaiser Permanente Colorado Doctor Details Palliative Care Research in Podcast
Hospital-based palliative care programs result in higher patient satisfaction, improved communications, and fewer Intensive Care Unit admissions, according to a Kaiser Permanente study released March 21. Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s chief of palliative care, Dan Johnson, MD, discussed the study and his specialty in this podcast.
|02/26/08||Postpartum Sleep Deprivation, Weight Gain Discussed in Podcast
Mothers who reported sleeping five hours or less per day when their babies were six months old had a threefold higher risk of substantial weight retention, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente and Harvard Medical School. Erica Gunderson, MD, a Kaiser Permanente research epidemiologist, talked about the study and the topic in this podcast.
|01/29/08||Organic Farmers Fill Kaiser Permanente Patients’ Plates
Kaiser Permanente’s relationships with small farms are growing as the organization works to fill thousands of patient meals with fresh, locally grown produce. For organic food pioneers within Kaiser Permanente such as Preston Maring, MD, and nutrition services Director Jan Sanders, that means talking directly to farmers about their operations and the roles Kaiser Permanente can play in supporting sustainable agriculture. That work recently took Sanders and Dr. Maring to the Capay Valley region of Northern California, where dozens of organic farmers have concentrated and taken root.