Author: Lynn Mundell

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When the North Bay Fires hit a year ago, many Kaiser Permanente employees and physicians lost homes, security, or simply a way of life. Since then, bi-monthly seminars created by employees are offering a respite to anyone for free.

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Kaiser Permanente furthers its commitment to mental health and wellness with financial support, deepening community partnerships, and a call for reducing stigma and developing resilience.

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San Leandro’s James Baldwin Academy is home to students needing special assistance for sensory processing issues. Thanks to Kaiser Permanente and employee volunteers, they just got a new room with equipment in time for the school year.

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June is LGBTQ Pride Month. Celebratory parades supported by Kaiser Permanente now take place in 7 Northern California locations, and employees are finding meaning and support when participating.

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Emotional eating can affect one’s mental and physical health. Learn what’s needed to put food back in its proper place, including recognizing triggers for overeating, “breaking up” with bad foods, and making new friendships that encourage healthier living.

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Abdominal discomfort and diarrhea or constipation are the hallmarks of this chronic condition. Learn the basics about IBS from a Kaiser Permanente gastrointestinal chief, including treatment options.

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In our ‘Where Are They Now?’ series, we check back with the 5 breast cancer survivors — 4 of whom are cared for by the same oncologist at Kaiser Permanente Antioch. The group is behind the hot pink license plates now showing up on California roads. The California Department of Motor Vehicles projects the specialty plate will be the most successful ever produced.

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Our hearing can deteriorate with time. Be kind to your ears by reducing noise and using earplugs. If you start to miss sounds, see your physician for a diagnosis and help.

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Julie Wright went from cancer diagnosis to treatment within one month at Kaiser Permanente. Today she is living a full life as a mother and environmental consultant, thanks to her physicians and Kaiser Permanente’s specialized Neuro-Oncology Pharmacy Service.

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Kaiser Permanente Northern California employees and physicians volunteered on the organization’s fourteenth Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, with a focus on homelessness.

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Brought on by experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, PTSD impacts approximately nearly 8 percent of Americans each year. Learn what it is and how it’s treated.

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