Group Health Research Institute

Group Health Research Institute (GHRI), formerly known as Group Health Center for Health Studies, is a non-proprietary, public-domain research institution within Group Health Cooperative. GHRI's mission is to improve health and health care for everyone through leading-edge research, innovation, and dissemination. Founded in 1983, GHRI employs over 300 staff, including a research faculty of 36 doctorate-level Scientific Investigators, 10 masters-level Biostaticians, and 14 Research Associates with doctorate and/or masters degrees. Most Scientific Investigators have joint academic appointments at the University of Washington.

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Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Higher dementia risk linked to more use of common drugs

A large study links a significantly increased risk for developing dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, to taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects at higher doses or for a longer time. Many older ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness meditation eases chronic low back pain

Meditation long has been practiced as a way to calm the mind, and possibly achieve enlightenment. Now, new research conducted by Group Health Research Institute shows that quieting the mind may be a non-drug alternative to ...

Health

A 'learning health system' moves from idea to action

In the United States, clinicians are struggling to provide better and more affordable health care to more people—while keeping up with new scientific developments. The idea of a "learning health system" is one proposed ...

Medications

Anticholinergic drugs linked to risk for pneumonia in elderly

Taking commonly used medications with anticholinergic effects is associated with a significantly higher risk for developing pneumonia in a study of more than 3,000 older Group Health patients living in the community—not ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Organized self-management support eases chronic depression

How to reach people with chronic or recurrent depression? In a randomized trial, they benefited from a self-management support service that included regular outreach care management and a self-care group with a combined behavioral ...

Surgery

Two spine surgeons are three times safer than one

A new team approach has improved safety—reducing rates of major complications by two thirds—for complex spinal reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity in adult Group Health patients at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle ...

Surgery

How well does bariatric surgery work?

The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weighs the evidence ...

HIV & AIDS

Providers have mixed feelings about prescribing HIV prevention

Many health care providers across the United States may be reluctant to prescribe an increasingly important prevention approach to some of their patients who are at substantial ongoing risk for HIV. The quarterly HIV Specialist ...

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