A team led by Kaiser Permanente researchers has developed and validated a practical tool for identifying diabetes patients who are at the highest risk for being admitted to an emergency department or hospital due to severe hypoglycemia, or very low blood sugar.
A column by Nicola Klein, MD, director of the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center, details the value of childhood vaccinations. Klein is also a research scientist for Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research.
A separate CDC report focusing on deaths found the nation's overall death rate fell last year after an unusual and worrisome increase in 2015. Stephen Sidney, MD, a researcher with the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research, is quoted.
The risk of colorectal cancer increased significantly when colonoscopy was delayed by more than nine months following a positive fecal screening test, according to a large Kaiser Permanente study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.