Celebrating 50 Years of Advancing Knowledge to Improve Health

In 1964, a few visionaries started a small medical research unit in the basement of Bess Kaiser Hospital in Portland, Oregon. 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 »

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Service Dogs Help Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Veterans with specially trained service dogs have fewer symptoms of Post-traumatic stress disorder, less depression, better interpersonal relationships and lower levels of substance abuse. Those are the early findings from Carla Green’s Pairing Assistance-Dogs with Soldiers or (PAWS) study, a one-year project that aims to determine if service dogs can improve the symptoms of PTSD.

Photo of Study participant George Hamilton and his dog Vanessa


news icon Not Enough Evidence to Recommend Routine Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency
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news icon Automated Reminders Improve Medication Adherence and Cholesterol Control
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news icon Lifestyle Intervention Helps People Taking Antipsychotic Medications Lose Weight and Reduce Diabetes Risk
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news icon Novel Study Helps Women Who Are Obese Limit Weight Gain During Pregnancy
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news icon A Better Way to Manage Chronic Pain     Watch Video »
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Task Force recommends ambulatory monitoring to confirm high blood pressure diagnosed in the doctor’s office.
HealthDay | MedPageToday
Veterans with PTSD benefit from having service dogs, according to early study results.
Oregonian | Salem Statesman Journal
Breast Cancer diagnosis comes late for many Latina women in Oregon.
KLCC, public radio
Task Force says there is not enough evidence to recommend routine screening for Vitamin D deficiency.
Endocrine Today | Annals video interview
Patients who receive reminders are more likely to refill blood pressure and cholesterol medications.
Portland Business Journal | EHR Intelligence
Lifestyle intervention helps people taking antipsychotics lose weight and reduce diabetes risk.
Reuters | Medscape
Kaiser Permanente