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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50th Anniversary Video


Why Pregnant Women Don’t Need to Eat for Two

More than half of pregnant women in the United States gain more than the recommended amount of weight, and that extra weight can lead to complications for mothers and babies. Too often, providers don’t talk to pregnant women about how much weight they should gain, and women don’t know how much is too much. A CHR researcher and OB/GYN has launched a new educational program to try and change that.

Photo of Study participant George Hamilton and his dog Vanessa


news icon Twelve-Year Study Suggests Procedures to Prevent Cervical Cancer Do Not Affect Fertility
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news icon Service Dogs Help Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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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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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