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Respecting Choices National Share the Experience Summit

More than 200 people from 30 states and three countries attended the inaugural Respecting Choices® National Share the Experience Summit. A diverse assemblage of physicians...

A Call to Action: Health Care Delivery Systems Must Address Food...

Roger hasn’t been taking his blood pressure medication, even though he agrees with his doctor that it will reduce his risk of a stroke. Josephine, usually...

Research Round Up: New Findings Challenge Current View on Maternal and...

The obesity epidemic continues to threaten the health and well-being of millions of adults and youth in the United States. This month’s Research Roundup highlights...

Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy Names 2016-2017 Health Journalism Fellows

Journalists play a critical role bringing stories about important health issues to the attention of the public and policymakers. This week, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (KPIHP) named...

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Exactly As Prescribed: Kaiser Permanente Researchers Shed Light on Medication Adherence

For people living with chronic diseases, prescription medications can increase longevity and improve quality of life. Yet, in the United States, more than half of adults 40 and older with chronic conditions report at least one episode of non-adherence to their prescriptions.

Palliative Care Promotes Quality of Life for those with Advanced Illness

Advancements in medicine allow people with chronic and complex conditions to live longer than ever before. But longer life for people who are sick may bring challenges, such as pain, stress, and other symptoms that accompany serious illness.