Dietitian Ricia Taylor, RD, from Atlanta, GA shares tips on how to pack a balanced lunch for your kids, including treats they'll actually enjoy.

Back to School Healthy School Lunch Tips | Kaiser Permanente Care Stories
Keep cut-up veggies in a clear container in the fridge. Make sure they're front and center so it's easy to choose healthy when a snack attack strikes. Share your healthy snacks with us using #RiseAndThrive!
Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center receives Magnet® Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The honor was bestowed on the Orange County facility in recognition of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superior patient care. [ Link ]

Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center Achieves Magnet® Recognition

Watch what happens when Kaiser Permanente Irvine Medical Center finds out they’re being honored for excellence. #MagnetRecognition

From our Food for Health blog: An interview with Benjamin Ha, MD, on the benefits of a plant-based diet.

The Power of Plants: Why I Eat a Plant-Based Diet
Goal for today: take a moment to enjoy your lunch.
It's not too soon to prepare ourselves for record-breaking heat this upcoming summer. Our own Reginald Mason, MD of from Georgia gives us his tips in Reader's Digest.

Beat the Summer Heat with These Cool Down Tips | Reader's Digest
At 13 weeks of pregnancy, the fetus is the size of a plum and their tiny hands can now make a fist. Learn more about the baby's growth during the second trimester.

Your Pregnancy 2nd Trimester | Kaiser Permanente Maternity
Cultural misconceptions about mental illness can mean that those affected are delaying or avoiding getting help. See how Kaiser Permanente physicians are working to help end these stigmas.

Overcoming Cultural Obstacles to Mental Illness Treatment | Kaiser Permanente
Salmon is a great source of protein and is packed with omega-3 fatty acids, which are associated with a healthy heart and brain function. Look for wild salmon to get the biggest health boost!
New federal food and beverage marketing guidelines for schools work to steer students toward healthier eating

Promoting Healthy Foods in Schools | Thriving Schools
Andy Felcher, MD, physician lead for evidence-based guidelines at Kaiser Permanente Northwest helped design a program to decrease unnecessary vitamin D deficiency screening, and to educate his fellow physicians about who should be screened

Reducing Unnecessary Screening for Vitamin D Deficiency - Kaiser Permanente Share
Green grub is the perfect way to celebrate #StPatricksDay, and these four veggies are not just festive - they're packed with iron!
Physician assistant and EMT Casey Gernon noticed a life-threatening hematoma on a little boy’s head, possibly saving his life.

Quick Action May Have Saved Young Boy's Life - Kaiser Permanente Share
T.R. Levin, MD, talks about how Kaiser Permanente is using the fecal immunochemical test, or FIT test, to help make at-home screening for colorectal cancer easier.

Healthy Chat: The Importance of Colon Cancer Screenings | Kaiser Permanente
Looking to add some greens to your meal for #StPatricksDay? Try this green soup from our Food for Health blog!

Greeting Spring with Green Soup
Rethink what it means to eat for two and check out these five pregnancy powerfoods: [ Link ]
Ten-year-old cancer survivor Christopher Formaker and his Kaiser Permanente physicians, nurses and child life specialists stole the show during a recent Sacramento Kings game!

Young Cancer Survivor Takes Center Court - Kaiser Permanente Share
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition. The latest Food for Health blog debunks 4 common myths.

Confused About Nutrition? Four Nutrition Myths Debunked
Kaiser Permanente is proud to bring back the Health Lab@LightCity after its successful and popular debut last year. We will bring together local and national thought leaders to join engaged citizens in conversations about eliminating health disparities and encouraging wellness in mind, body, and spirit. Join us for this important conversation.

Light City Baltimore 2016 | A Festival of Light and Ideas
#MultipleSclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system and affects about 2.1 million people worldwide. Learn more about MS: [ Link ]