Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
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.
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.
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.