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Increasing Access to Birth Control Means More Than Just “The Pill”

More than half of all pregnancies, or nearly all teen pregnancies, in the United States are unplanned and limited access to birth control has a lot to do with it. The world’s first birth control pill—Enovoid 10—was introduced by drug…

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How a Domestic Violence Survivor Strengthens Athletic Communities Against Abuse

  Gridiron Terminal hosts its’ third summit—Not on My Turf: Strengthening Athletic Communities Against Abuse—at the Center during October, domestic violence awareness month. Free to the public, the summit encouraged participation from student-athletes, coaches and parents in tackling issues dear…

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Strengthening America’s Mental Health Workforce Together

With more than 44 million Americans having a diagnosable mental health condition—56 percent of which do not receive treatment—taskforces unite from various sectors in strengthening the nation’s mental health workforce. Last month, the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy hosted…

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How can health systems intervene to prevent firearm death?

Firearm-related injuries account for tens of thousands of premature deaths of adults and children each year, significantly increasing the burden of injury and disability. Firearm injuries are also costly to the health care system, accounting for nearly $3 billion in emergency…

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Common Vision Problems To Look Out For As You Age

  As you age, it's not unusual to experience changes in vision, most often beginning around age 40, when it becomes more difficult to focus on objects up close. Known as presbyopia (or "old eye" in Greek) this condition is…

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Healthy Aging – It’s never too late to start

  It’s never too late to take your health in your hands and implement healthy practices to prevent common problems encountered as you age. Keeping in mind that the key the healthy aging is a healthy lifestyle, below are few…

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Collaboration and Innovation Hold Promise for Cardiovascular Patients

Prioritizing patient needs topped the agenda at last month’s Value in Healthcare Initiative meeting, hosted by the Center for Total Health. Launched earlier this year, the Initiative is a collaboration between the American Heart Association (AHA) and the Duke-Margolis Center…

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Climate Change – An ‘Urgent’ Human Health Issue

Kaiser Permanente was the leading health care sponsor of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, and CEO Bernard J. Tyson addressed the conference Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, during a session called, “Healthy Planet, Healthy People.”  Tyson discussed Kaiser…

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Empowering the Next Generation of Potential KP Employees

Interns with the Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic States Youth Internship Program recently closed the summer with a celebration at the Center for Total Health. While not all could attend, there were 221 interns in this year's program. Under the leadership of Tanya…

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Honoring World Hepatitis Day

Worldwide, there are over 300 million people living with viral hepatitis, of which an estimated 290 million have hepatitis B and C without knowing. Both viral hepatitis B and C are root causes of liver cancer, leading to 1.34 million…

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