Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Knowledge to Improve Health

Sharing our Science in Novel Ways

In 1964, a few visionaries started a small medical research unit in the basement of Bess Kaiser Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Since then, the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research has grown to more than three hundred people in three states. As we mark our 50th anniversary, we invite you to join us in celebrating this milestone. In this brief video, you’ll learn about our rich history and our vision for the future, and you’ll meet some of the people whose lives we’ve helped to change. Read more »

If you like research and you "like" YouTube, the National Institutes of Health has a contest for you. As part of its 10-year commemoration, the NIH Common Fund asked researchers to produce short videos explaining their projects in a creative and accessible way.

50th Anniversary Video


‘Healthy Moms’ Program Helps Obese Women Limit Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Dr. Kim Vesco has seen the effects of women gaining too much weight during pregnancy. She’s delivered babies who grew too large and had to be delivered by C-section. She’s listened to moms who struggle with losing weight after their babies are born, and she’s conducted studies that show babies born to obese mothers are more likely to have their own lifelong struggles with obesity.


news icon A Better Way to Manage Chronic Pain     Watch Video »
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news icon Kids Say the Darndest Things: Now They're Talking About Colon Cancer     Watch Video »
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news icon Mailing Free Tests to Patients’ Homes Boosts Colon Cancer Screening In Underserved Patients
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news icon Simple, At-Home Test Will Detect Most Colorectal Cancers    Watch Video »
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news icon New online tool helps patients manage depression     Watch Video »
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Behavioral counseling can reduce cardiovascular risk.
Reuters | Daily Rx
Review finds there is not enough evidence for US Preventive Services Task Force to recommend routine Vitamin D screening.
Medpage | HealthDay
Simple, at-home test provides alternative way to screen for colorectal cancer.
KGW, News Channel 8
Little evidence that multivitamins protect against cancer or heart disease.
Consumer Reports | Reuters
Aspirin may prevent preeclampsia in high risk pregnant women, says evidence review.
New York Times | Reuters
Do primary care interventions reduce drug use in children?
NPR | Reuters
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