Courtney Humphries

Research Gems

Its nine million members make Kaiser Permanente a giant of American health care. They also put the health maintenance organization in a position to create one of the nation’s most expansive biological resources for medical research. Kaiser’s Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health houses one of the largest repositories of DNA samples in the […]

Shared Decision Making: On the Same Page

It takes only a few hours to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) placed in your chest. During the procedure, which may be performed under local anesthesia and a sedative, the programmable, shock-generating device is tucked near your collarbone with electrical leads snaked through a vein to reach your heart’s right ventricle. An ICD can […]