Kaiser Permanente Southern California sets world record for colorectal cancer screenings
Event intended to increase public awareness
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Kaiser Permanente Southern California set a Guinness World Record for colorectal cancer screenings completed in one day at multiple sites, 7,652.
A team of more than 300 Kaiser Permanente primary care physicians, specialists, nurses and medical staff conducted 731 colonoscopies and 44 sigmoidoscopies and collected 6,877 at-home fecal immunochemical tests during the eight-hour event intended to increase public awareness about the importance of getting regular colorectal cancer screenings.
“Kaiser Permanente is committed to reducing the number of deaths from colorectal cancer,” said Dr. Edward M. Ellison, executive medical director of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group.
“Evidence shows that screening for colorectal cancer saves lives. By encouraging our members to be screened, we’re often able to identify and remove polyps from the colon before they become malignant, greatly lowering their risk of developing colorectal cancer.”
PASADENA, Calif.—Children who are overweight or obese have a significantly higher prevalence of psoriasis, and teens with psoriasis, regardless of their body weight, have higher cholesterol levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published online in the Journal of Pediatrics. The study findings suggest that higher heart disease risk for patients with psoriasis starts in childhood in the form of higher cholesterol levels.
Imagine being a 24-year-old, fresh out of college, making an hourly wage at a small business that does not offer health insurance and being sexually active.
Also, imagine being 17, 18 and even 19 years old, opting out of college, which also means also opting out of student healthcare, normally provided by colleges and universities.
PASADENA, Calif.—In commemoration of World AIDS Day, Kaiser Permanente Southern California today awarded grants totaling $357,557 to 35 nonprofit organizations to fund a variety of services for people living with HIV and AIDS, including dental care, youth education and screening programs.
Since 2000, Kaiser Permanente Southern California has awarded more than $3 million in community benefit HIV/AIDS grants.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flock to Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood Sunday evening to what organizers say is one of the world's largest Halloween celebrations.