Food and Society
POSTED: November 13, 2013
I recently stopped by my hospital cafeteria in search of a quick bite. Instead of the fried food, large sodas and candy bars I might have spied in the past, I was pleasantly surprised. I observed stacks of fresh fruit on the counter and colleagues munching on salads and other [...]
POSTED: October 10, 2013
Ten years ago, I started a small farmers market outside my hospital in Oakland. The idea took off and there are now more than 50 such markets at Kaiser Permanente hospitals and facilities across the country.
Please watch this beautiful slideshow from our San Francisco Medical Center’s farmers market. It shows [...]
POSTED: April 18, 2013
There are 1,300 people here for TEDMED at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The whole program is infused with innovations, many of which are on display at the Kaiser Permanente space in The Hive — the 50,000 square-foot tent which is the hub for exhibits.
POSTED: February 15, 2013
Dr. Sanford Warren is a cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente’s Santa Rosa facility. He spoke about the significant health benefits of a plant based diet at a recent Grand rounds at the KP Oakland Medical Center. Simply stated, he strongly believes that a plant based diet is recommended for [...]
POSTED: September 25, 2012
Recently I had the privilege of participating in a major employee wellness event at the Rubicon Program of the East Bay. This non-profit provides employment, housing, mental health, legal and other supportive services to thousands of low-income individuals each year in some of the East Bay’s hardest hit communities. They [...]