Mary Sawyers

Counseling in Primary Care Clinics Helps Speed Recovery for Depressed Teens

Kaiser Permanente study highlights benefit of cognitive behavioral therapy for teens who decline antidepressants

PORTLAND, Ore., April 19, 2016 — Depressed teenagers who received cognitive behavioral therapy in their primary care clinic recovered faster, and were also more likely to recover, than teens who did not receive the primary care-based counseling, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published to

More Latinas Screened for Breast Cancer After ‘Promotora’ Visits

Kaiser Permanente study finds peer-to-peer community visits help to reduce disparities in breast cancer screening

PORTLAND, Ore., April 1, 2016 — Latina women were nearly twice as likely to be screened for breast cancer after they were visited in their homes by trained community health workers, known as Promotoras, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention.

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