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Kaiser Permanente in the News — 2011

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12/27/11

Kaiser Permanente’s “Every Body Walk!” Rose Parade Caterpillar Leads the Way to a Healthier New Year
Van Nuys News Press

12/22/11

A Brave and Giving Heart
Gilroy Dispatch, Calif.

12/12/11

ADHD Drugs Don't Pose Heart Risks for Adults
Time

12/12/11

No Increase in Heart Attack, Stroke Risk Seen with ADHD Meds
CNN.com

12/10/11

Hayward, Calif. Hospital Removes Gang, Prison Tattoos for Free
San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

12/6/11

Sacramento-Area Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Earn National Honors
Sacramento Bee, Calif.

12/6/11

Top Hospitals Include 12 in Northern California
San Jose Mercury News, Calif.

12/5/11

Kaiser Permanente's Employees Contribute to Wholesome Wave
Wholesome Wave Blog

12/1/11

Reducing Nurses' Stress Pays Off for Kaiser Permanente Patients
KALWnews.org

11/30/11

Kaiser Permanente to Encourage New Moms to Breast-Feed
Sacramento Bee, Calif.

11/29/11

Watch Now! Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker and Dr. Bill Frist Team Up to Fight Childhood Obesity
CNN

11/29/11

Dr. Edward Ellison Promotes Breastfeeding in Fight Against Obesity
Vitals.com

11/22/11

HIV Patients at Heightened Risk for Certain Cancers
US News and World Report

11/17/11

More Medications, More Erectile Dysfunction
Time Magazine

11/16/11

SolarWorld Solar Panels Position New Kaiser Permanente Hospital for LEED Gold Status
Globalsolartechnology.com

11/16/11

Kaiser Permanente Makes $5.1M in Q3 NorCal Safety Net Grants
San Francisco Business Times

11/15/11

Taking More Medications May Raise Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
Los Angeles Times

November 2011 Issue

Putting Patients First: A conversation with Benjamin Chu, MD, the New Chair-Elect of the AHA
Hospital and Health Networks

11/11/11

Saluting the Rosies
Los Angeles Times

11/7/11

Ten-Plus Years (And as Many Analogies) in Healthcare Sustainability
Healthcaredesignmagazine.com

11/4/11

Anti-PVC Push in Health Care Grows
CNN.com

11/4/11

Women Who Stop Hormones Therapy Increase Hip-Fracture Risk
Los Angeles Times

11/4/11

Public Health Innovators On The Silver Screen
NPR.org

11/2/11

When Teens Lie About Drugs: A Guide for Parents

WebMD

10/31/11

Medicare Advantage Plans Look for Physician Buy-in on Five-Star Rating System
Amednews.com

10/28/11

For Older Men, Lowered Testosterone May Mean Muscle Loss
US News & World Report

10/27/11

Bullying Isn’t the Only Form of Peer-Inflicted Misery

Familygoesstrong.com

10/27/11

Business Journal Names Healthiest Companies Award Winners
North Bay Business Journal (Calif.)

10/25/11

Watch Now! Video Interview: Connecting Food with Health
TriplePundit.com

10/25/11

Kaiser Permanente Mobile Clinic Rolls onto to Campus Thursday for an Open House
Stanford University News (Calif.)

10/24/11

The Top Green-IT Organizations: Hard-Wired to be Green
Computerworld

10/24/11

Kaiser Permanente: Slashes Data Center Power by 7.2 Million Kilowatt-Hours
Computerworld

10/23/11

Exercise: A Little Dab Will Do, If You Want To Stay Healthy
The Seattle Times

10/23/11

Gestational Diabetes Poses Extra Risk Later on for Black Women
Los Angeles Times

10/21/11

Kaiser Permanente Celebrates Food Day with Grants
Columbian (Wash.)

10/14/11

Listen Now! Edible Radio Episode 103: Smart Food with Preston Maring
Huffington Post Food Blog

10/12/11

Hospitals, Health Groups Use Purchasing Power to Push for Greener Medical Products
The Washington Post

10/5/11

Former Mayor Patricia Mahan Credits Mammogram Screening for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Detection
Santa Clara Weekly (Calif.)

10/4/11

Walk More, Sit Less
Healthcentral.com

10/4/11

New Rankings Make Choosing Health Insurance Easier
Consumerreports.org

10/3/11

Experts Assess What Works for Weight Loss
iVillage.com

9/29/11

10 Interesting Things From HealthCamp SFBay
mdoeff.com

9/27/11

Hip Fractures Tied to Death in 60-Something Women
Wall Street Journal

9/27/11

Making a Medical Difference in Sierra Leone
SnellvillePatch.com

9/26/11

Escape from Fast Food Hell with Preston Maring, MD
Daily Clog (Calif.)

9/26/11

Asthma Can Complicate Diabetes Care in Kids
USA Today

9/26/11

Bay Area at Forefront of New Global Health Field
San Francisco Chronicle

9/22/11

Walk the Walk on Exercise: WalkingTown DC Tours and Others Make It Fun
Washington Post

9/20/11

Doctors Hail Trails as Crucial to Improving America’s Health
Rails to Trails

9/19/11

Did Poor Vaccine Response Contribute to California’s Whooping Cough Outbreak?
Wired.com

9/17/11

Health Tips For The Work Week
Union City Patch (Calif.)

9/16/11

Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Campaign Wins a 2011 GLAAD Amplifier Award
The BGA Life Blog

9/16/11

Non-profit Organization Turning Waste into Reusable Resources
KHON2.com

9/14/11

Take A Walk During ‘Every Body Walk Week’
FitPerez.com

9/6/11

Patients Receive Better Care When Doctors Use Electronic Records, Study Says
Cleveland.com

9/2/11

Planting the Seeds of Healthy Living
PetalumaPatch.com

9/1/11

Doc Connector
Health Data Management

8/31/11

Electronic Health Records Connect a Fragmented System
Lund Report

8/27/11

Volunteers Ensure Terminally Ill Don’t Die Alone
San Francisco Chronicle

8/26/11

Special: No. 1 Mega Company — Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region
Sacramento Business Journal (Calif.)

8/26/11

Wine Can Reduce The Risk of Lung Cancer For Smokers
Mesothelioma Info

8/25/11

Kaiser Permanente Colorado Chief Lynne to Help Lead Denver Education Panel
Denver Business Journal

8/24/11

Davis Doctor: African Famine is Bigger than Haiti, Japan or Katrina
Davis Patch (Calif.)

8/23/11

Robots Simulate Bleeding, Breathing and Pain in Ohio Medical Lab
Robotics Wire

8/22/11

Researchers Have Identified New Risk Factors That May Be Helpful In Identifying Women Who May Succumb to a Rare, Pregnancy-related Deterioration of Heart Function
Healthcanal.com

8/5/11

Weak Association Found Between ASD, SSRI Use in Pregnancy
Psychiatric News

8/2/11

Could the Microwave Oven Be Associated With Children's Asthma?
Time Magazine

8/1/11

Fetal Exposure to Magnetic Fields From Appliances, Power Lines May Up Kids' Asthma Risk
US News & World Report

7/25/11

Kaiser Permanente and Liverpool Set Examples on Sepsis
‘Not Running a Hospital’ Blog

7/22/11

Foundation Offers $200 Million to Help California ‘Food Deserts’
San Francisco Chronicle

7/22/11

IT Staff Sheds 1,500 Pounds
Computerworld

7/20/11

Grocery Store Financing Program to be Announced
Los Angeles Times

7/18/11

Work in Mongolia Gives Solano Doctors Clear Perspective on Life
Daily Republic, Calif.

7/15/11

DNA Study Has Details From 100,000 Kaiser Permanente Patients
Sacramento Bee, Calif.

7/6/11

New Hospital Simulation Lab Includes Six Robotic ‘Patients’
Robotics Trends

7/5/11

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Linked to Higher Risk of Autism
Time Magazine

7/5/11

Studies Examine Autism’s Link to Antidepressants, Other Factors
Wall Street Journal

June 2011 Issue

A Conversation With Michael Kanter, MD: Casting a Wider Net
Managed Care Magazine

6/29/11

Kaiser Permanente Launches Robotic Patient Simulation Lab for Training Clinicians
AZORobotics.com

6/24/11

A Cure for the Common Hospital Meal
Globe and Mail, Toronto, Ont., Canada

6/22/11

The Healing Power of Canine
Animalshop101.com

6/21/11

Patients Need to Eat Well — But Their Doctors Must Be Well Fed Too
IrishTimes.com

6/13/11

New Medical Coding System Taxes Hospital IT Resources
Computerworld

6/13/11

Health Centers in Schools Awarded Grant to Increase Oral Health Care to Students in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Fox44.com

6/11/11

How a Health 2.0 Code-A-Thon Works
OReilly.com

6/9/11

A Living Exhibit: The Walking Gallery
Jamessproject.com

5/31/11

Obese Children Have Psoriasis Risk
UPI

5/31/11

A Long-Awaited Advance in the War on Blood Pressure
Wall Street Journal

5/31/11

Man Celebrates 85 Years of Living With Diabetes
FoxNews.com

5/31/11

Medical Home Model Improves Patient Care
Honolulu Star Bulletin

5/27/11

Gestational Diabetes Predictable Before Pregnancy, Experts Say
DoctorsLounge.com

5/24/11

Kaiser Permanente Starts Big, Winnows Down, in Small Hospital Design Contest
SF Business Times

5/24/11

Losing Baby Weight Cuts Odds of Pregnancy-Linked Diabetes
MSN.com

5/20/11

Study Sees Link Between Psoriasis, Obesity in Kids
US News

5/4/11

Electronic Health Records: Green or Polluter?
NYTimes.com

5/4/11

Will Electronic Health Records Save the Planet?
CBS News

4/27/11

A Love Letter To Kaiser Permanente La Mesa’s Solar Panels
El Cajon Mama blog

4/25/11

Watch Now! Kaiser Permanente Gamification Video Feature
Gamespot.com

4/23/11

Drawn to the Sun: Drew Ford, Kaiser Permanente Detail Solar Systems
LaMesaPatch.com

4/22/11

Kaiser Permanente’s Workplace Combines Best of Fashion and Function
Denver Business Journal

4/22/11

Every Body Walk! Exhorts Couch Potatoes to Get to Steppin’
Cross Roads News (Ga.), in the ‘Wellness’ section, page A13

4/18/11

Commentary: Life Easier — and Sedentary — with Tech
North Bay Business Journal (Calif.)

4/17/11

9th Ward Pastor has Faith his Church will be Rebuilt
The Times-Picayune (La.)

4/16/11

Beauty, Bodies and Boys: Speakers Urge Girls to Find Their Own Voices
Daily News (Wash.)

4/13/11

New Kaiser Permanente Center Showcases Health Care Innovation
Smartplanet.com

4/11/11

Knitting With Love
San Mateo Daily Journal (Calif.)
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4/8/11

Washington’s Latest Attraction: Kaiser Permanente’s New Health Care IT Showroom
FierceHealthcare.com

4/6/11

Big Medical Groups Begin Patient Data-Sharing Project
New York Times

4/5/11

Kaiser Permanente Opens Clinic in Washington
New York Times

April 2011 Issue

How to Integrate Findings from Simulation Exercises to Improve Obstetrics Care in the Institution
Seminars in Perintalogy

March 2011 Issue, posted 4/6/11

Reigning in Readmissions: Out of the Box Strategies That Get Results
Today’s Hospitalist

4/5/11

Kaiser Permanente Opens Health Policy, Teaching Center in Washington, D.C.
San Francisco Business Times

4/5/11

Study: Weight Gain May Boost Survivors' Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence, Death
Time

4/5/11

Wholesome Wave Receives $600,000 Grant: Kaiser Permanente Donation for Healthy Food Choices
ThePacker.com

4/5/11

3 Companies Awarded for Policies that Promote Advancement of Women
Foxbusiness.com

3/29/11

Special Age, Special Doctor
Wall Street Journal

3/29/11

Less Stress, Better Sleep May Help You Lose Weight
U.S. News & World Report

3/29/11

For Weight Loss, Add Sleep and Relaxation to Diet and Exercise
Los Angeles Times

3/28/11

How Can You Help the Medicine Go Down?
Wall Street Journal

3/23/11

There’s Some Serious Walking Going On
Lincoln News Messenger (Calif.)

3/19/11

The ‘Patriot in Pinstripes’
Modernhealthcare.com

3/18/11

Kaiser Permanente’s New West Side Hospital and Medical Facility Tinted Green
Oregonlive.com

3/17/11

How to Avoid the Most Common Nursing Errors Affecting Patient Safety
NurseZone.com

3/15/11

Kaiser Permanente Wins Awards for Solar Initiative and Sustainability Scorecard
Justmeans.com

3/11/11

HMO Report Card Rates Kaiser Permanente ‘Excellent’
Sacramento Business Journal (Calif.)

3/7/11

An Innovative Partnership Takes on Hunger and Obesity
Forbes

3/4/11

Kaiser Permanente Ranked Tops for Diversity
Sacramento Business Journal (Calif.)

3/3/11

Hunger, Obesity and Innovation in the Emergency Food System
Huffington Post

3/2/11

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Linked to Increased Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
R&D Magazine

3/2/11

Angels Among Us: Serendipity Brings Two Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Nurses to the Side of a Heart Attack Victim
Advance for Nurses

2/28/11

Kaiser Permanente Seeks Big Ideas for Small Hospitals
California Healthline

2/22/11

Health Advocate Group Touts an Every Body Walk! Initiative
DemocratandChronicle.com

2/20/11

Can Prescription Amphetamine Use Raise Parkinson's Risk?
US News & World Report

2/18/11

Premier 100 IT Leader profile: Michael O. Brady
Computerworld

2/16/11

Women Execs Drive Winning Performance
Motley Fool

2/15/11

A Unique Kaiser Permanente Program Targets Health Disparities for Filipino Americans
Advance for Nurses

2/15/11

Common Osteoporosis Medication May Entail Uncommon Side Effect
EndocrineWeb.com

2/14/11

CU Cancer Center to Collaborate with Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Research
Denver Business Journal

2/9/11

Kaiser Permanente Awarded $89M in 2010 Community Benefit Grants
San Francisco Business Times

2/8/11

Listen Now! Daring Surgery Saves Twins With Rare Condition
ABC News

2/7/11

Kaiser Permanente Official Sees Need for Broader Resident Training
ModernHealthcare.com

2/7/11

Vallejo Resident Sims Hosting 'Baby Shower' for African American Women
Vallejo Times Herald (Calif.)

2/3/11

Kaiser Permanente Awarded More Than $3M for Diabetes Research
Los Angeles Daily News

1/31/11

Obesity a Big Barrier for Getting a Mammogram
CNN.com

1/31/11

Pain, Being Busy May Be Obstacles to Having Mammograms, a Study Finds
Los Angeles Times

1/31/11

Plastics Chemical BPA Reduces Sperm Health
NaturalNews.com

1/31/11

Stress, Snacks of Super Bowl Can Be Hard on Heart
San Francisco Chronicle

1/29/11

Lessons Learned From The Largest Civilian EHR System
InformationWeek

1/26/11

Robotic Legs Among Items Tested at Kaiser Permanente Labs
San Francisco Chronicle

1/24/11

Kaiser Permanente to Power California Facilities with Fuel Cells
JustMeans.com

1/22/11

Listen Now! ‘The Robotics Route to Medical Renewal’ and ‘Inside the Hospital of the Future’
Cnet.com

1/21/11

Up Close With Berkeley Bionics’ eLEGS: An Exoskeleton That Allows Paraplegics to Walk
Fast Company

1/20/11

Kaiser Permanente to Install 4 MW of Bloom Boxes
Environmental Leader

1/18/11

Shaping the Future: Kaiser Permanente Nurse Leader Looks at Opportunities for Nursing
Advance for Nurses

1/17/11

Listen Now! Few Opt For Vaccine To Prevent Painful Shingles
NPR

1/14/11

Kaiser Permanente Doctor Imparts How to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Fierce Healthpayer

1/14/11

Healthy Living Nets a Healthy Paycheck for Chamber of Commerce
Gazette.com

1/12/11

Adults Over 60 Should Get Shingles Vaccine, CDC Recommends
USA Today

1/11/11

Shingles Vaccine is Effective, Even in Older Patients, Study Finds
Los Angeles Times

1/11/11

Vaccine for Shingles Ailment Effective — and Seldom Used, Study Says
Miami Herald

1/10/11

Nurses Lead Movement for Environment
Nurse.com

1/9/11

Kaiser Permanente Grant Aids Latino Immigrants
Rocklin and Roseville Today (Calif.)

1/7/11

Kaiser Permanente Hospital in California’s Silicon Valley Taps Solar Power
GreenBiz.com

1/7/11

Kaiser Permanente Hospital Goes Live With Solar Power
SolarNovus.com