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Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research Invites Oregonians to Free Lecture: Improve Your Health By Understanding Your Brain

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Neuroscientist and Award-Winning Author David Eagleman to Deliver Saward Lecture

October 31, 2012 -- The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research will host its annual Saward Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets are free but required. You can request tickets online at kpchr.org/saward, or by calling 503-335-2466.

Culturally Tailored Program Helps Mexican-American Women Lose Weight

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Kaiser Permanente study pilots “De Por Vida” program

April 30, 2012 —Mexican-American women who participated in a culturally tailored weight management program lost weight, reduced their fat and sugar consumption and improved their eating habits according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. At the end of the year-long De Por Vida (“For Life”) program, the women had lost an average of nearly 16 pounds.

Weight Management Program for Teenage Girls Shows Long-Term Success

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The study emphasized lifestyle changes among the girls who were considered overweight or obese

February 16, 2012 -- Teenage girls lost weight and adopted healthier long-term habits when primary care providers, peers and family members were involved in their care, according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and conducted by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, it's the first study to show long-term success from a weight management program specifically for teenage girls. The study followed 208 girls between the ages of 12 and 17 in Oregon and Washington.

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