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Health Tips & More from Kaiser Permanente

March 13, 2023
Care Excellence
Mental health days for kids? It’s complicated.
What do you think about mental health days for kids? Asha Patton-Smith, MD, a child and adolescent psychiatrist with Kaiser Permanente in Virginia, says it's complicated. Learn why in her recent interview with WJLA.
In The Community
Working to expand gun violence prevention and education in the DMV
Firearms are the leading cause of injury and death among children and young adults. David Grossman, VP of Social Health and Equity, explained on 7 News DC how our Center for Gun Violence Research and Education aims to address the urgent public health crisis.⁠ 
Commitment to Community Health
Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States proudly commits $355,000 to support programs and resources for critical community organizations, allowing them to expand the impact of social services in Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. Learn more.
Health Tips
What you need to know about colon cancer screenings
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. And while colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, when caught early it can often be cured. That’s why colorectal cancer screening is a priority at Kaiser Permanente. Learn why testing is important for anyone over the age of 45.
It's not too late to get your flu shot.
Flu season can continue well into May, so late is better than never when it comes to getting vaccinated. Learn why it’s essential to get vaccinated. 
Our Doctors & Facilities
3 Ways the Pandemic Changed How Cardiologists Treat Patients
Cardiologist Ameya Kulkarni, MD, recently spoke with Washingtonian Magazine about the effects of the pandemic on remote monitoring. The pandemic created an environment where we could demonstrate remote-monitoring devices as a trustworthy tool. Read the article here.