Author: Douglas Oakley

Douglas Oakley

Doug Oakley is a writer and photographer with Kaiser Permanente. He writes and shoots photos on Kaiser Permanente’s community health initiatives, its nurses and facilities. He also covers infectious diseases, health education and pediatrics. Doug brings 30 years of experience from print journalism and communications work to his current role. Contact him at douglas.p.oakley@kp.org.

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A Northern California mental health clinic for Spanish speaking members is expanding at Kaiser Permanente. Pictured, mental health therapist Alejandra Ledezma outside her Walnut Creek office.

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Kaiser Permanente sponsored the 20th annual Kahuna Kupuna surf contest in Pacifica, California, for surfers over age 40. Pictured, Emily Flannagan performs a cross step maneuver on her long board in an early heat of the contest.

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In observance of National Youth Sports Week July 15-21, we spotlight skateboarding injury prevention and compare the injury rate to other popular youth sports.

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Hugs, a few tears and lots of inspiration were in abundance during the Celebrate Life in Full Bloom event to honor cancer survivors at the Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center June 29.

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KP Launch, the Kaiser Permanente Northern California high school and college internship program, is expanding its college cohort as part its mission to increase diversity in health care.

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With support from Kaiser Permanente, mothers visiting the Santa Clara Central Park Library now have a private place to breastfeed their children.

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When it comes to living a long life, there are a surprisingly high number of preventive measures men can take on their own — including simply visiting a doctor — to stave off deadly diseases.