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Active Design: A Prescription to Move

What is active design? The term refers to an approach to designing new facilities or improving existing buildings with the goal of boosting users’ physical activity levels.

A Provider and Payor’s Perspective on Drug Pricing

On January 23rd, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) held the Affordable Drugs Stakeholder Meeting.

Kaiser Permanente takes on Medical and Health Issues with the National...

Oakland, CA – As part of its longstanding relationship with the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), Kaiser Permanente has announced...

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...

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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.