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Young Mom Talks About Raising Kids and Fighting Cancer

Posted by in Excellent Care, Featured on 27. Feb, 2015 | 1 Comment

Colon health can be a hard subject to talk about, especially when we feel embarrassed about our symptoms. But seeking help at the first signs of a health issue can save lives. For months, psychologist Kay Gorsuch had been dealing with what she assumed were hemorrhoids when she made an appointment with her primary care doctor at Kaiser Permanente. The … more

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Seeking Help at the First Signs of Heart Attack Leads June Auld to a Quick Recovery

Posted by in Excellent Care, Featured on 23. Feb, 2015 | 0 Comments

San Rafael native June Auld leads a very full life with her husband, Glenn. Aside from her day job as a mental health professional, June and Glenn can be found cooking for the homeless, providing foster care to guide dogs, or taking walks around their neighborhood. It was during one of those full days that June began experiencing extreme discomfort … more

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Kaiser Permanente Care Team Saves Maureen Nass From a Near-Fatal Heart Condition

Posted by in Excellent Care, Featured on 17. Feb, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sixty-six year-old Maureen Nass was unaware of her heart condition until a bout of dizziness landed her in the cardiac care unit of Kaiser Permanente. The last thing that Maureen remembers is getting dressed in her home. But when she woke up, her Kaiser Permanente care team had inserted a stent into one of her arteries. “I couldn’t have gotten … more

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A Generous Donor Gives Bob Maggiore a New Heart – and a New Life

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care on 09. Feb, 2015 | 2 Comments

Golf had always been a favorite pastime for Bob Maggiore. And it was following a casual round on the links with friends when – without any warning – his life changed forever. “Right after I finished, I was in the locker room cleaning up and suddenly had cold sweats, nausea…I knew something was wrong.” He had the presence of mind … more

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Kaiser Permanente Member’s Heart Attack Sheds Light on Lesser-Known Symptoms

Posted by in Excellent Care, Featured on 02. Feb, 2015 | 3 Comments

Forty-one year-old Michelle Melvin was celebrating Mother’s Day with her family when pain shot through her jaw and up into her temples. Then her arms went numb. At first, Michelle ignored the sensation and proceeded to fill her children’s plates with food. It wasn’t until the pain and numbness returned multiple times that she told her husband that something was … more

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Kaiser Permanente’s Focus on Prevention Helped Detect Geborah Goldberger’s Early Stage Breast Cancer

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 22. Dec, 2014 | 0 Comments

Geborah Golberger, PhD, is family therapist, a mom of 10 and a Medicare member at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. And thanks to Kaiser Permanente’s persistence and its focus on prevention through regular screenings, Geborah is a breast cancer survivor. In the process of signing up for Kaiser Permanente, Geborah was asked to complete a series of screenings, and she … more

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In Person as well as Virtually, Mental Health Services Help Sherry Pasedag Get Back on Track

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured on 08. Dec, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a management change caused a drastic shift in Sherry Pasedag’s work life, the Georgia native was overcome by feelings of nervousness and anxiety. Under the new management, she dealt daily with the fear of losing her job. The stress weighing on her mental health had physical side effects, too. “I would wake up shaking in the middle of the … more

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Living with HIV for 31 Years, Jules Mastro Thanks His Kaiser Permanente Doctor

Posted by in Compassion, Excellent Care on 01. Dec, 2014 | 2 Comments

Julio (Jules) Mastro is a native of Fresno, Calif. and long-time Kaiser Permanente member. On the day before his birthday in 1981, he found out he had anal-rectal cancer and was HIV-positive. In search of comfort after his brother passed away of AIDS the following year, Jules threw himself into nonprofit work, advocating for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, … more

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Justine and Mike Miller: Steady Together Despite Bumps in Road

Posted by in Excellent Care, Featured, Uncategorized on 24. Nov, 2014 | 3 Comments

Married for nearly 50 years, Justine and Mike Miller have supported each other through many bumps in the road. Justine, who recently battled breast cancer, says she’s surviving to care for her husband, who has Parkinson’s disease. “I have to be strong to be able to give him his care — he deserves it.” As Mike’s tremors began to affect his quality … more

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Kaiser Permanente Helped Diana Parret Navigate Health Care Enrollment, Cancer Diagnosis and Surgery in One Month

Posted by in Compassion, Ease and Convenience, Excellent Care, Featured, Prevention on 17. Nov, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Every day I knew when I got up, I knew I had a problem but I didn’t know what to do.” In December 2013, Diana Parret, 59, had began experiencing some concerning symptoms. But her hands were tied; she had just been notified that she was losing her job, and therefore, her health insurance. She had heard about Covered California in … more