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Division of Research Spotlight

The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research conducts, publishes, and disseminates epidemiologic and health services research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and society at large. We seek to understand the determinants of illness and well-being, and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Currently, DOR’s 550-plus staff is working on more than 350 epidemiological and health services research projects.

Depressed pregnant women more likely to eat poorer diets, Kaiser Permanente analysis finds

Pregnant women with depression were more likely to eat poor diets with a higher intake of empty calories and lower intake of greens, beans, and fruit, according to an analysis of 1,160 adult pregnant women who were treated at Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
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New Guidelines for Perinatal Depression are Important, but Barriers Remain

New recommendations suggest that clinicians should provide or refer pregnant and postpartum women who are at increased risk of perinatal depression to counseling interventions. These recommendations are “an important step forward” wrote research scientists and doctors at Kaiser Permanente, in a JAMA Pediatrics editorial.
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New Research Does Not Find Elevated Risk of Serious Cardiovascular Events Associated with Use of ADHD Medications in Young and Middle-aged Adults

In a recently published study, Division researchers found little evidence of increased risk of heart attack, sudden cardiac death or stroke associated with use of medications used primarily used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The population-based study included more than…

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