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Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Classes And Coaching

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Interactive Programs

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Personal Logs And Diaries

Track your health or progress with these logs, questionnaires and action plans.

Podcasts

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Classes And Coaching

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Exercise and Fitness As a Kaiser Permanente member, you have access to many services at a discount: chiropractic care, acupuncture, fitness club memberships and more. ChooseHealthy
Exercise and Fitness Find a walking group, walking maps and other resources to support walking for exercise. Kaiser Permanente's Everybody Walk
General Health Ready to shed some excess pounds but unsure how to get started? Kaiser Permanente offers one-on-one support and motivation to help you develop a weight management plan that fits your needs and lifestyle. In-Person Coaching Sessions
General Health Learn how wellness coaches can help you create a plan for reaching your health goals. Wellness Coaching
Healthy Living Search our database to find convenient, comprehensive health and wellness classes, individual counseling and support group resources, self-help kits and our healthy living stores. Classes
Senior Health Search to find a local class for fall prevention and improving your balance. Search for 'fall' classes in your local area
Weight Loss Healthy Weight online class schedule including registration information. 2013 Healthy Weight Online Class Schedule
Weight Loss Medical Weight Management Program

Interactive Programs

Topic Tools
Asthma Learn about the importance of an asthma action plan to manage your chronic condition and how to keep your doctor informed of your asthma management. Provides a printable action plan. (10 minutes) Asthma Action Plans (Emmi)
Asthma Learn how to use a dry powder inhaler controller medication. Covers detailed instructions and care of your inhaler. (5 minutes) Asthma Dry Powder Disc Inhaler (DPI) for Adults (Emmi)
Asthma Learn how to help your child use a dry powder inhaler controller medication. Covers detailed instructions and care of your inhaler. (5 minutes) Asthma Dry Powder Disc Inhaler (DPI) for Children (Emmi)
Asthma Learn how to use a metered dose inhaler also called MDI, controller or rescue medication. Covers proper technique and how to care for your inhaler. (5 minutes) Asthma Metered Dose Inhaler for Adults (Emmi)
Asthma Learn how to help your child use a metered dose inhaler also called MDI, controller or rescue medication. Covers proper technique and how to care for your inhaler. (8 minutes) Asthma Metered Dose Inhaler for Children (Emmi)
Asthma Learn how to use a nebulizer to turn your liquid asthma medication into a mist so you can breathe it in. Covers nebulizer parts, proper technique and cleaning. (8 minutes) Asthma Nebulizer for Adults (Emmi)
Asthma Learn how to use a nebulizer to turn your child’s liquid asthma medication into a mist so your child can breathe it in. Covers nebulizer parts, proper technique and cleaning. (8 minutes). Asthma Nebulizer for Children (Emmi)
Asthma Learn what asthma is, how it affects your airways and what asthma triggers are. Learn about asthma and allergies, medications and what you can do to manage this condition. Covers the asthma diary, asthma action plan and when to call the doctor or 911. Asthma Overview (Emmi)
Asthma Learn how to use a peak flow meter, what the meter measures and how to read and understand the numbers. Covers the asthma diary and the asthma action plan. (8 minutes) Asthma Peak Flow Meter (Emmi)
Asthma Learn about how to exercise when you have asthma and how to use a quick relief inhaler to manage asthma. Covers weight management and healthy eating. (10 minutes) Asthma and Exercise (Emmi)
Asthma Learn about dust, dander, bacteria and mold found in and around the home. Learn how to properly clean bedding and floors to reduce the risk of a flare up. Covers cleaning techniques. (8 minutes) Asthma and House Dust (Emmi)
Asthma Learn about pet allergies that may cause breathing problems and how to manage pet allergens. Provides a checklist for pet care in your home. (5 minutes) Asthma and Pets (Emmi)
Asthma Learn about how smoke affects your airways and how to create smoke free zones at home. Covers tips for quitting smoking and how to use an asthma action plan. (8 minutes) Asthma and Smoke (Emmi)
Asthma Learn about how strong smells like perfume and cleaning products can trigger asthma flare-ups, and how to choose unscented products. Covers the asthma diary and how to make small changes for improvement. (5 minutes) Asthma and Strong Smells (Emmi)
Asthma Learn how to protect yourself during the cold and flu season. Covers tips for staying healthy during cold and flu season and when to call your doctor. (6 min) Asthma in the Cold and Flu Season (Emmi)
Back Care Quick video tips and exercises to get better faster. Make changes in daily routines to reduce the chance of back pain returning. Managing Your Back Pain
Breast Cancer - Surgery Reviews what breast cancer is, treatment options such as surgery, radiation, and medical therapies, as well as how care is coordinated with your care team. Also view a patient story. Understanding Breast Cancer
Breastfeeding Covers breastfeeding fundamentals, including benefits, getting started, and proper positions; also addresses commonly asked questions. (20 minutes) Breastfeeding (Emmi)
Cancer Learn about clinical services available for cancer patients at Santa Clara Medical Center; includes clinical trials and support group information. Santa Clara Medical Center Cancer Care
Chronic Conditions Your ongoing health condition can be managed with various self-management tools. Manage chronic conditions with Care™ for Your Health
Cold and Flu This Cold and Flu site was created to provide you helpful tips, tools and information to help get you through the season in good health. Cold, Flu and Cough
Depression Gain greater control over your depression and work toward feeling better. Manage depression with Overcoming™ Depression
Diabetes Care™ for Diabetes is customized specifically for you. The program will assess your daily routine and general health, then give you ways to manage diabetes more effectively. Manage diabetes with Care™ for Diabetes
Ergonomics Does your back ache or do you have eye strain, tendonitis, or other symptoms of repetitive stress injury? Our unique program will show you how to set up your workstation, home office, or laptop to prevent injury. Smartmoves: Computer & Laptop Setup, Stretching (Ergonomics)
Exercise and Fitness Join this program to track your walking progress and increase motivation. 10,000 Steps
Exercise and Fitness Health Coach is an online, interactive, behavioral change program designed to improve your health. It includes 3 modules: Let's Get Physical, S.M.A.R.T. Eating and Stress Less. Health Coach: Let's Get Physical
Exercise and Fitness Physician Health Talk: Learn about the health benefits of exercise, the recommended types of exercise, and how to get started. (54 minutes) Taking the First Steps to Regular Exercise
Foot Care Understand what causes heel pain, what you can do to ease the pain, and how to keep it from returning. Managing Your Heel Pain
General Health These interactive programs generate a customized action plan that show you successful ways to make healthy changes or manage ongoing conditions. Healthy Lifestyles Programs
General Health Follow our physician experts on Twitter for helpful tips and inspiration to help keep you and your family healthy throughout the stages of your life. KP Physicians on Twitter
General Health Comprehensive website with up-to-date research on genetics as it affects health. Kaiser Permanente Genetics - Northern California
HIV Treatment Understand what your choices are so that you can talk to your doctor about them. When should I start to take Antiretroviral Medications for HIV?
Headaches The Managing Your Headaches program will help you learn more about types of headaches, what causes them, common symptoms, and your specific headache triggers. The program provides options to help you manage your headaches through good self-care and lifestyle changes, as well as medication. Managing Your Headaches
Healthy Living Learn how to apply the new science of happiness to improve your life satisfaction and health. Healthy Pleasures Resources
Healthy Living Health Coach is an online, interactive, behavioral change program designed to improve your health. It includes 3 modules: Let's Get Physical, S.M.A.R.T. Eating and Stress Less. Online Health Coach
Healthy Living The Succeed™ program will help you examine what's affecting your overall health—from how often you exercise to what you eat in the morning. Take a total health assessment and get a customized action plan for a healthier lifestyle. Take a total health assessment with Succeed™
Healthy Living This interactive tool asks you questions to help determine which health screenings you need. Which Health Screenings Do You Need?
Healthy Living Learn about Kaiser Permanente resources available for young adults. Young Adult Health Website
Heart - Cardiovascular Cardiovascular disease is America's #1 killer. But at Kaiser Permanente our cardiovascular care is saving lives every day. Keep Your Heart Healthy
Kaiser Permanente Resources Get health information and view doctor's professional as well as personal background. Find a Doctor's Home Page
Kaiser Permanente Resources View your preventive services to ensure you are up-to-date on your preventive screenings and immunizations. Preventive Health Reminders
Kaiser Permanente Resources You may be offered a Video Visit with your doctor. You can join your appointment from a computer at your home or office. Video Visits
Knee Care Understand what causes knee pain, what you can do to ease the pain, and how to keep it from returning. Managing Your Knee Pain
Nosebleeds These questions help you decide whether to get medical care for your nosebleeds. Nosebleeds: Check Your Symptoms
Nutrition Interactive program to create a nutrition plan that’s custom-made for your lifestyle, with personalized strategies for making smart, satisfying food choices that can improve your health and well-being. Eat healthy with Nourish™
Nutrition and Weight Use this Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator to quickly learn if you are at a healthy weight for your height. BMI Calculator
Nutrition and Weight Health Coach is an online, interactive, behavioral change program designed to improve your health. It includes 3 modules: Let's Get Physical, S.M.A.R.T. Eating and Stress Less. Health Coach: S.M.A.R.T. Eating
Pain Management Examine how chronic pain affects your life and learn ways to manage it. Manage pain with Care™ for Pain
Parenting Physician Health Talk: Understand dangers that exist for kids using the Internet; learn what to look for and when to get involved. (46 minutes) Parenting in the Age of the Internet
Pregnancy As you begin your pregnancy, learn about prenatal care for all pregnant women, and optional tests for birth defects. This program helps you understand and think about which prenatal testing, if any, is right for you. Prenatal Testing Understanding Your Options
Pregnancy Learn about causes, tests, and treatments for female and male infertility. Understanding Infertility
Shoulder Care Understand what causes shoulder pain, what you can do to ease the pain, and how to keep it from returning. Managing Your Shoulder Pain
Sleep You can manage your insomnia by teaching yourself to sleep better. Get a good night's sleep with Overcoming™ Insomnia
Smoking - Tobacco Did you know there are medicines that can help you quit tobacco? We offer many options, including nicotine replacement medicines, non-nicotine medicines, and combination medicines. Our animated online program will help you learn more about which medication might be right for you, how to manage withdrawal symptoms, and how to succeed in quitting tobacco for good. Quit Tobacco Medications
Smoking - Tobacco HealthMedia® Breathe™ is an online program that helps give you a complete look at why it's hard to quit smoking and supports your motivation to give up the habit. Quit smoking with Breathe™
Stress Health Coach is an online, interactive, behavioral change program designed to improve your health. It includes 3 modules: Let's Get Physical, S.M.A.R.T. Eating and Stress Less. Health Coach: Stress Less
Stress This interactive questionnaire generates a customized action plan that shows you successful ways to reduce stress. Reduce stress with Relax™
Stress Physician Health Talk: Learn about the new science of happiness and how to measurably improve your life satisfaction and health. (58 minutes) The New Science of Happiness
Stress This tool will help you determine your stress level based on the number of life changes you have had recently. What is Your Stress Level?

Newsletters

Topic Tools
Children's Health Healthy Babies Online Newsletter
Children's Health Healthy Kids Online Newsletter
Pregnancy Healthy Beginnings Pregnancy Online Newsletter
Teen Health Healthy Teens Online Newsletter

Personal Logs And Diaries

Topic Tools
Asthma Keep track of your symptoms and medication usage with this diary. Asthma Self-Management Plan for Adults
Diabetes Use this log to keep track of your blood sugar. (1 page) Diabetes Blood Sugar Log
Diabetes - Espanol Use this log to keep track of your blood sugar. (1 page) Diabetes Blood Sugar Log (Spanish)
Exercise and Fitness Track your daily activity in 5-minute increments Physical Activity Log
Headaches Keeping a headache diary can help you and your physician understand your personal triggers. This headache diary will help you track your personal headache patterns. Headache Diary
Heart - Cardiovascular Use this log to track your blood pressure readings. (1 page) Blood Pressure Log
Heart - Cardiovascular Use this log to track your blood pressure readings. (1 page) Blood Pressure Log (Spanish)
Heart - Cardiovascular Check yourself to see if your heart failure symptoms have changed, and record them on this daily heart failure self-care log. Self-Care for Heart Failure Your Daily Log
Heart - Cardiovascular Check yourself to see if your heart failure symptoms have changed, and record them on this daily heart failure self-care log. Self-Care for Heart Failure Your Daily Log (Spanish)
Kidneys Use this log to identify and plan for healthy changes to manage chronic kidney disease. (3 pages) Action Plan for My Chronic Kidney Disease
Nutrition Track what you eat, including any servings of fruit, vegetables, dairy and their fat and caloric content. Seven Day Food Diary
Nutrition and Weight Download and print this sheet for kids to help set goals for healthy eating and activity. (2 pages) Healthy Goal Setting for Kids
Nutrition and Weight Download and print this sheet for parents to help set goals for healthy eating and activity. (2 pages) Healthy Goal Setting for Parents
Nutrition and Weight - Espanol Download and print this sheet for kids to help set goals for healthy eating and activity. (2 pages) Healthy Goal Setting for Kids (Spanish)
Nutrition and Weight - Espanol Download and print this sheet for parents to help set goals for healthy eating and activity. (2 pages) Healthy Goal Setting for Parents (Spanish)
Surgery Track your use of spirometer and any exercise and toothbrushing you do to prevent hospital pneumonia. Activities to Help Prevent Pneumonia Log
Women's Health Checklist for women's health maintenance in the childbearing years. Maybe Baby? Healthy Choices for Women in their Childbearing Years
Women's Health Keep a record of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes associated with your menstrual cycle. Menstrual Diary
Women's Health Keeping track of when you urinate, have a leaking accident, and how much you drink can help you improve your bladder control. (1 page) Urinary Diary

Podcasts

Topic Tools
Allergies Kaiser Permanente allergist Dr. Kelvin Lee helps you learn how to prevent and treat your allergy symptoms so that you can enjoy life no matter what the season. Allergies can be caused by things like pollen, dust mites, and mold. Which ones bother you? Listen to our podcast to learn how to manage your allergies. (10 minutes) Managing Allergies
Allergies This guided imagery program helps you gain better control of allergic reactions and reduce symptoms, such as a runny nose, rashes, or upset stomach. (3 Tracks) Relieve allergies
Anger Learn to put your anger aside by relaxing your body and calming your mind. Anger and forgiveness
Anxiety This podcast includes guided relaxation and imagery exercises designed to help reduce or eliminate panic attacks. (6 Tracks) Panic Attacks and Anxiety
Cancer - Prevention This guided imagery program helps listeners strengthen motivation and mobilize their energy to successfully fight cancer. It combines images of tumors shrinking and fighter cells battling and triumphing over cancer cells. Empowering music broadcasts strength, support, safety and hope. (3 Tracks) Fight Cancer
Cancer - Treatment Designed to help people undergoing chemotherapy, this guided imagery audio provides a gentle but powerful way to encourage healing. Using an image of a fountain of healing liquid that cleanses and clears the body, it supports the body’s natural defense system and helps reduce any side effects. (3 Tracks) Chemotherapy
Cancer - Treatment Using the image of a powerful beam of light that knows exactly how to heal you, this program is designed to help you relax, feel stronger, and get the most out of your radiation therapy. Research shows that listening to guided imagery can help speed healing, soothe nerves, restore energy, and relieve pain. Try to listen once or twice a day before or after your treatments, but remember any time is a good time to use guided imagery. (3 Tracks) Radiation Therapy
Cold and Flu Learn how to prevent colds and flu, how to recover as quickly as possible if you do get them, and when to call Kaiser Permanente. (15 minutes) Cold and Flu
Exercise and Fitness Struggling to fit exercise into your daily routine? This podcast provides quick tips for busy people on starting and maintaining a regular exercise program. (8 minutes) Exercise Lite
Exercise and Fitness Preventing workout-related injuries is the focus of this podcast. We’ll talk about how you can prevent and treat common injuries while staying active and maintaining your motivation to exercise. (17 minutes) Exercise Smart
Exercise and Fitness This podcast discusses the benefits of walking. You can feel more energetic and help maintain a healthy weight just by incorporating this simple activity into your life. (19 minutes) Walking For Health
Headaches This guided imagery program offers tips for relieving headaches and has affirmations that you can use again and again. (4 tracks) Relieve headaches
Headaches Dr. Rahul Parikh, a physician at Kaiser Permanente, discusses tension headaches in this podcast. He describes what they are, what to do when you have one, and how you can decrease your chances of getting tension headaches. (13:03) Tension Headaches
Healthy Living Browse guided imagery programs focused on specific conditions. Guided Imagery Audio Programs
Healthy Living This “Healthy Living to Go” podcast describes the Healthy Living Resources of Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Patricia Conolly, Associate Executive Director of the Permanente Medical Group, will tell you about the valuable resources that are available to you as a Kaiser Permanente member. (6 minutes) Healthy Living Resources
Healthy Living Discover how everyday healthy pleasures can promote health and happiness in a 17 minute audio program. Healthy Pleasures
Healthy Living Use this program to strengthen and balance your immune system. Healthy immune system
Hearing This podcast discusses how long term excessive use of iPods can cause hearing loss. Listen to Dr. Keith Matsuoka explain how. Hearing Loss and iPods
Heart - Cardiovascular Reduce stress and cultivate a sense of peace and gratitude. Healthy Heart
Heart - Cardiovascular Listen as Dr. Eleanor Levin counters common myths about women and heart disease, and shares how women can reduce their risk. (7 minutes) Women and Heart Disease
Menopause The Mastering Menopause program provides support for menopause as a naturally powerful transition in a woman’s life. The imagery helps to harness liberated energy and creativity; balance mood; reinforce self-esteem and confidence; encourage restful sleep; and redefine notions of beauty and aging. This audio program is a helpful tool for coping with the natural ups and downs of menopause. (3 Tracks) Mastering Menopause
Menopause These podcasts support you in getting healthy through exercise and physical activity, losing weight, quitting smoking, managing stress, and indulging in healthy pleasures. Choose a podcast that interests you. Menopause Podcast Gallery
Mental Health Take a journey to your hurting heart and see that what you have lost is still alive inside of you. Ease grief
Mental Health Need help reducing stress during the holidays? This podcast explores how holidays stress can sometimes trigger depression. Find ways to manage stress, stay healthy, and enjoy the holidays. (13 minutes) Holiday Depression
Mental Health Boost your self-confidence and sense of mastery by taking a guided imagery journey. Self Confidence
Nutrition and Weight Let Carole Bartolotto, a Kaiser Permanente Registered Dietician, guide you through your kitchen to identify unhealthy foods and find ways to include healthier alternatives. (4 Tracks) In The Kitchen With Carole
Nutrition and Weight Healthy eating tips, including cutting calories by putting more fruits and vegetables on your plate. Nutrition Mini-Series
Nutrition and Weight Why breakfast is the most important meal of the day and quick tips on how to eat healthy on the run. Nutrition Mini-Series: Breakfast
Nutrition and Weight Kaiser Permanente dietician answers common questions about nutrition and the value of physical activity. Nutrition Mini-series: Exercise and Empty Calories
Nutrition and Weight Why adding color and fiber to your plate improves your health; how to add more fruits and vegetables to snacks and meals. Nutrition Mini-series: Fruits and Vegetables
Nutrition and Weight To be successful at reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, it helps to honestly assess how ready you are to make changes. This podcast helps you explore this important issue. (10 minutes) Ready to Lose Weight
Nutrition and Weight This audio program encourages a sense of wonder and appreciation for the body, heightens serotonin to reduce appetite, and envisions the biochemical conversion of fat into focused energy and muscle. Empowering and confidence-building, this program was shown to double weight loss in a placebo-controlled pilot study. While not a substitute for eating less or exercising more, the program can reinforce your efforts to reach a healthy weight. (3 Tracks) Weight Loss
Nutrition and Weight - Espanol ¿Quiere comer mejor? Deje que María le guíe a usted por su cocina para identificar los alimentos poco saludables y las alternativas más saludables. (4 pistas) En la cocina con María (Spanish)
Pain Management This guided imagery program is designed for people who want help in managing pain. By encouraging relaxation when you are in physical or emotional pain, refocusing the mind, and marshalling brain chemicals that elevate mood, this audio program helps minimize or even transform pain. (3 Tracks) Ease Pain
Pain Management Use this guided imagery program to get better sleep, reduce pain and fatigue. Fibromyalgia and fatigue
Parenting For parents or anyone who cares for children, Childhood Matters provides expert advice. You can subscribe, download, or listen to radio shows hosted by Rona Renner, RN. Rona is a highly accomplished parent educator who offers advice and interviews with expert guests on discipline, single parenting, school stress and more. Childhood Matters
Parenting Interactive Parenting Media informa e inspira a los padres de familia y a todos a quienes les importan los niños, para que todo niño sea feliz, sano, y pueda prosperar. Ellos ofrecen un foro público inclusivo y respetuoso a través de sus programas de radio interactivos-Childhood Matters y Nuestros Niños-y otros medios de comunicación en inglés y español. Nuestros Niños (Spanish)
Pregnancy Part 1 of our series on pregnancy and childbirth, this program inspires confidence and gratitude for the body and encourages feelings of safety, relaxation, protection and support. It offers guided visualization exercises to help offset pregnancy symptoms and have a safe and healthy pregnancy. (3 Tracks) Healthy Pregnancy
Pregnancy Giving your baby the best start in life starts before you get pregnant. Learn more about the dangers of second-hand smoke, how to quit smoking, and techniques for managing stress. Pre-Pregnancy Health Podcasts
Pregnancy Part 2 of our guided imagery programs on pregnancy and childbirth, this childbirth program sets the stage for labor and connection with the baby. It helps inspire confidence and gratitude for the body as well as easing discomfort, focusing breathing, and increasing trust in the body’s wisdom and the miraculous birth process. (3 Tracks) Successful Childbirth
Pregnancy - Labor and Delivery This program inspires confidence and gratitude for the body and encourages feelings of safety, relaxation, protection and support. It offers guided visualization exercises to help offset pregnancy symptoms, as well as easing discomfort of childbirth. It focuses on breathing, and increasing trust in the body's wisdom and the miraculous birth process (6 tracks). Healthy Pregnancy and Successful Childbirth
Skin Health Dr. William Lide, Dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente discusses how to protect your skin from the sun, while enjoying the great outdoors. (9 minutes) Sun Protection
Sleep This guided imagery program creates an atmosphere of protection and safety using images that are evocative enough to successfully replace the brain chatter that keeps us awake. Recorded music draws mind, body and spirit down into deep, restful sleep. (3 Tracks) Healthful Sleep
Sleep Learn about sleep hygiene, how to prepare yourself for a restful night's sleep, and when to seek medical help for sleep issues. (6 minutes) Healthy Sleep Habits
Smoking - Tobacco Quitting tobacco and staying smoke-free is one of the best things you can do for your health. This podcast talks about how to begin the process of becoming smoke-free and how it will benefit your health. (15 minutes) Quitting Smoking
Smoking - Tobacco Do you know how other people’s smoke might be affecting you and your health? Learn how to protect yourself from the health effects of second-hand smoke. (7 minutes) Second-Hand Smoke
Stress When you are feeling stressed, this program can help you relax and bring about a feeling of calm. Relaxation and wellness
Stress This guided imagery program uses 4 exercises to help you master stress and relieve anxiety. The exercises are designed to encourage feelings of love, safety and protection. The program includes a soothing, walking meditation as well as affirmations to use any time. It integrates simple breathing techniques along with the images. (4 Tracks) Relieve Stress
Stress Kaiser Permanente surgeon Dr. Todd Dray discusses ways to identify stress and how it affects your daily life, and then outlines steps you can take today to reduce stress. (12 minutes) Stress Management
Stress Using a combination of relaxation techniques, guided imagery, and music, this program helps you manage stress and other symptoms due to chronic pain or other chronic conditions. (5 part series) Stress Management for Medical Conditions
Surgery Listen to Guided Imagery to reduce anxiety before surgery and assist in healing. (5 Tracks) Successful Surgery
Surgery Listen to Guided Imagery with relaxation exercises to help reduce stress and lessen anxiety before and during surgery. (5 tracks) Successful Surgery (Spanish)
Teen Health Chuck Wibbelsman, MD, a Kaiser Permanente specialist in Adolescent Medicine talks with teens about contraceptive options and pregnancy prevention. They discuss questions like what do you think the best form of birth control is for adolescents? Listen in on what teens have to say. (15 minutes) Birth Control
Teen Health This podcast helps teens evaluate whether they are ready to have sex. Kaiser Permanente’s Adolescent Medicine specialist Chuck Wibbelsman, MD, talks with teens about sexual activity and how they made choices to engage or abstain. (12 minutes) Sexual Activity
Teen Health Chuck Wibbelsman, MD, a specialist in Adolescent Medicine at Kaiser Permanente, talks about sexual orientation with local teens. Based on their own experiences, they answer questions like, “In your school do you have any friends or fellow students who are gay, lesbian, or bisexual?” Listen in on what teens have to say. (10 minutes) Sexual Orientation
Teen Health Teens discuss their concerns about common Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and treatment options with Chuck Wibbelsman, MD, a Kaiser Permanente physician who specializes in Adolescent Medicine. (15 minutes) Sexually Transmitted Infections

Prepare For Your Procedure

Topic Tools
Anesthesia What to expect when getting anesthesia for pain during a surgery; covers general, spinal and epidural anesthesia; explains moderate sedation. (20 minutes) Anesthesia for an Adult (Emmi)
Anticoagulation What to expect when taking Warfarin (Coumadin), a medication to prevent blood clots. How to manage and monitor your medication and what can affect your dosage level. (25 mins) Taking Warfarin (Coumadin®) (Emmi)
Back - Spine Surgery What to expect before, during and after orthopedic surgery to the neck. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (Emmi)
Back - Spine Surgery What to expect before, during and after this lower spine surgery. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (35 minutes) Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Posterior or Transforaminal (Emmi)
Back - Spine Surgery What to expect before, during and after this lower spine surgery. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Lumbar Laminectomy (Emmi)
Back - Spine Surgery What to expect before, during and after this lower spine surgery. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Lumbar Microdiscectomy (Emmi)
Back - Spine Surgery What to expect before, during and after your child’s procedure to correct their spinal curvature. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Spinal Fusion for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (Emmi)
Birth Control What to expect before, during and after surgery to block the fallopian tubes for permanent birth control. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Permanent Birth Control: Micro-Inserts (Emmi)
Birth Control What to expect before, during and after surgery to cut the fallopian tubes for permanent birth control. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Tubal Ligation, Interval (Emmi)
Birth Control What to expect before, during and after a procedure providing permanent birth control for men. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Vasectomy (Emmi)
Breast Biopsy What to expect before, during and after this procedure to take a sample of breast tissue for testing. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Breast Biopsy (Emmi)
Breast Cancer - Surgery Overview of options for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, including using your own tissue or implants. Covers risk and benefits of options. (20 minutes) Breast Reconstruction (Emmi)
Breast Cancer - Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to treat breast cancer by removing the cancerous growth. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Lumpectomy (Emmi)
Breast Cancer - Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove breast tissue. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Mastectomy (Emmi)
Cancer - Treatment Covers the basics of getting chemotherapy to treat cancer, including life during treatment, side effects, and common concerns. (25 minutes) Chemotherapy (Emmi)
Cancer - Treatment What to expect before, during and after this procedure to make it easier to get medicine into your body. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Jugular Access Port (Emmi)
Cancer - Treatment Covers the basics of getting external-beam radiation therapy, including life during treatment and side effects. (25 minutes) Radiation Therapy (Emmi)
Cancer - Treatment What to expect before, during and after surgery to implant a small entry point near the collarbone for putting medicine into your bloodstream. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Subclavian Venous Access Port (Emmi)
Children's Health - Surgery Ways to keep your child safe before, during, and after your visit to the hospital or surgery center. Covers what to expect during your child's stay. (10 minutes) Patient Safety for Your Child (Emmi)
Children's Health - Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove tissue from the back of a child's throat. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Tonsillectomy with Possible Adenoidectomy (Emmi)
Colon Exam What to expect before, during and after a procedure to examine the inside of the colon and remove small polyps, if necessary. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Colonoscopy (Emmi)
Colon Exam What to expect, before during and after your child’s procedure to examine the inside of the colon and remove small polyps, if necessary. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Pediatric Colonoscopy (Emmi)
Colon Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove some or all of the large intestine (colon). Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Colectomy (Emmi)
Ear Surgery What to expect before, during and after this surgery on the eardrum. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Myringotomy (Emmi)
Eye Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove a cataract and place a lens implant in the eye. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Cataract Surgery (Emmi)
Eye Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove a cataract and place a lens implant in the eye. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Cataract Surgery with IOL Options (Emmi)
Eye Surgery What to expect before, during and after this vision correction surgery. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Lasik (Emmi)
Foot Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove a bunion from the outside of your toe and straighten out the toe, if necessary. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Bunionectomy with Possible Osteotomy (Emmi)
Gallbladder Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the gallbladder through small incisions. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic (Emmi)
Hand Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to relieve pressure on the wrist nerve. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Carpal Tunnel Release (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Understanding treatment options for irregular heart beat. Covers risks and benefits of medication and surgery. (20 minutes) Atrial Fibrillation (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular What to expect before, during and after surgery to implant a pacemaker device to the heart. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Cardiac Pacemaker (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular What to expect before, during and after this procedure to place a CRT-D defibrillator in the chest. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Defib (Cardiac Resynchroniziation Therapy Defibrillator) (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular What to expect before, during and after this procedure to place an ICD defibrillator in the chest. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Defib (Implantable Cardioverter) (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after a procedure to discover if blood vessels to the heart are blocked or narrowed and to possibly treat any blockages. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Angiogram with Possible Angioplasty (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to replace a valve to the heart. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Aortic Valve Replacement (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to treat irregular heartbeat. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Catheter Ablation for AFib (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to treat a racing heartbeat. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Catheter Ablation for SVT (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to treat a heartbeat problem causing low blood pressure. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Catheter Ablation for VT (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after this surgery to improve blood flow to the heart. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Coronary Bypass Surgery (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to repair or replace a heart valve. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery (30 minutes) Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after your child’s procedure to treat a racing or irregular heartbeat. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Pediatric Cardiac Catheter Ablation (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after your child’s procedure to diagnose and treat a heart problem. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization (ASD/PDA) (Emmi)
Heart - Cardiovascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after your child’s procedure to diagnose and treat a heart problem. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization (Stenosis) (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to repair a hole or weak area in the abdominal wall that occured on the site of an old incision. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Incisional Hernia (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to repair a hole or weak area in the abdominal wall. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Inguinal Hernia (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before, during and after your child’s procedure to repair an opening in the abdominal wall. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Pediatric Hernia Repair for Girls (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before during and after your child’s surgery to repair a hole, or weak area in the abdominal wall or collection of fluid around the testicles. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Pediatric Inguinal Hernia or Hydrocele Repair (Male) (Emmi)
Hernia Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to repair a gap in the abdominal wall near the navel. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Umbilical Hernia (Emmi)
Hip Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to place a hip implant. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Total Hip Replacement (Emmi)
Intestinal Exam What to expect before, during and after surgery to clear a blocked bile duct or pancreatic duct. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) ERCP (Emmi)
Intestinal Exam What to expect, before during and after your child’s procedure that uses a small tube to look for and possibly treat problems in the upper digestive system. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (29 minutes) Pediatric Upper GI Endoscopy (Emmi)
Intestinal Exam What to expect before, during and after a procedure that uses a small tube to look for, and possibly treat, problems in your upper digestive system. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Upper GI Endoscopy (Emmi)
Kidneys What to expect before, during and after donating a kidney. Covers common questions, the evaluation process, and risks and benefits. (15 minutes) Kidney - Becoming A Donor (Emmi)
Kidneys What to expect before, during and after a deceased donor kidney transplant. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Kidney Transplant (Deceased Donor) (Emmi)
Kidneys What to expect before, during and after a living donor kidney transplant. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Kidney Transplant (Living Donor) (Emmi)
Kidneys Covers adjusting to life after a kidney transplant, including what to expect after you get home and what you need to know about your immune system. (15 minutes) Kidney Transplant - Living with a New Kidney (Emmi)
Knee Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to replace a torn knee ligament with healthy tissue. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) ACL Reconstruction (Emmi)
Knee Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to look inside and treat the knee. Includes risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Knee Arthroscopy (Emmi)
Knee Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to place a knee implant. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Total Knee Replacement (Emmi)
Organ Transplants The basics of organ transplantation, including evaluation for getting an organ, the national waiting list, and how to prepare for the procedure. (25 minutes) Organ Transplant Overview (Emmi)
Parathyroid Surgery What to expect before, during and after this surgery to remove your parathyroid gland(s). Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Parathyroidectomy (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Breast What to expect before, during and after surgery to augment breast size with saline implants. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Breast Augmentation with Saline-Filled Implants (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Breast What to expect before, during and after surgery to augment breast size with gel implants. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Breast Augmentation with Silicone Gel-Filled Implants (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Breast What to expect before, during and after surgery to reduce breast size. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Breast Reduction (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Eyelid What to expect before, during and after this eyelid surgery. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Blepharoplasty (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Facelift What to expect before, during and after surgery to tighten sagging skin on your lower face and neck. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Facelift (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Liposuction What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove unwanted fat. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (15 minutes) Liposuction (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Nose What to expect before, during and after nose surgery. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Rhinoplasty or Septorhinoplasty (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Nose What to expect before, during and after nose surgery to straighten the nasal septum. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Septoplasty (Emmi)
Plastic Surgery - Tummy Tuck What to expect before, during and after tummy tuck surgery. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Abdominoplasty (Emmi)
Pregnancy - Cesarean Section What to expect before, during and after surgery to deliver a baby through cuts that are made in the belly and uterus. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) C-Section (Emmi)
Pregnancy - Labor and Delivery What to expect during labor and delivery. Explains common interventions such as medication to induce labor and pain medication such as epidural. (35 minutes) Childbirth (Emmi)
Pregnancy - Labor and Delivery Explains epidurals, spinal blocks, and other medications to ease pain during labor and delivery. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Pain Relief for Childbirth (Emmi)
Pregnancy - Labor and Delivery What to expect before, during and after a vaginal birth following a previous C-section. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Vaginal Birth After C-Section (VBAC) (Emmi)
Prostate Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the entire prostate gland. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 mins) Radical Prostatectomy (Emmi)
Prostate Surgery What to expect before, during and after robot-assisted surgery to remove the entire prostate gland. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy (Emmi)
Prostate Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to treat an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatitic hyperplasia, or BPH). Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Transurethral Resection or Ablation of the Prostate (Emmi)
Shoulder Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to look inside and treat the shoulder. Includes risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Shoulder Arthroscopy (Emmi)
Shoulder Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to replace your shoulder joint with an implant. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Shoulder Replacement (Emmi)
Sinus Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to open up your sinuses. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (Emmi)
Sleep Explains obstructive sleep apnea, testing for this condition, and treatment options that exist. (20 minutes) Sleep Apnea (Emmi)
Sleep Overview of how and why sleep studies are done in a lab. Also covers getting ready for a sleep study and what to expect after. (15 min) Sleep Study in Lab (Emmi)
Sleep Getting started with a nighttime breathing device for sleep apnea; finding the right mask for you and getting adjusted to it. Covers benefits, alternatives, and troubleshooting. (20 minutes) Using a CPAP for Sleep Apnea (Emmi)
Surgery Covers ways you can keep yourself safe before, during and after your visit to the hospital or clinic. (15 minutes) Patient Safety (Emmi)
Surgery What to expect before, during and after your child’s procedure to treat or fix the location of the penis opening. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Pediatric Hypospadias Repair (Emmi)
Surgery What to expect before, during and after your child’s procedure to repair an undescended testicle. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Pediatric Orchiopexy (Emmi)
Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to treat urinary incontinence in women. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Urethral Sling (Emmi)
Surgery Information about staying in the hospital. Covers good communication, medications, and pain management. (10 minutes) What to Expect During Your Hospital Stay (Emmi)
Tests, Procedures and Surgery Emmi is an interactive program that can help you prepare for surgery. Emmi can assist you and your family to make medical decisions, and understand what will happen before, during, and after medical procedures. (about 30 minutes) Wavefront Lasik (Emmi)
Throat and Lung Exam What to expect before, during and after a procedure to look inside your lungs with a small camera and possibly treat any condition that is found. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Bronchoscopy (Emmi)
Thyroid Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the thyroid gland. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Thyroidectomy (Emmi)
Uterine Fibroid Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove a fibroid from the uterus. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery.(30 minutes) Abdominal Myomectomy (Emmi)
Vascular Surgery What to expect before, during, and after a procedure to repair an abnormal bulge in the abdominal aorta (major artery in the belly). Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. This surgery is also known as AAA EVAR. (30 minutes) Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Endovascular Repair (Emmi)
Vascular Surgery What to expect before, during and after a surgery to unblock arteries in the neck. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Carotid Endarterectomy (Emmi)
Weight Loss - Bariatric Surgery What to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery that uses a ring or belt to reduce the size of the stomach. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Gastric Banding (Adjustable) (Emmi)
Weight Loss - Bariatric Surgery What to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery to reduce the size of the stomach and bypass a part of the small intestine. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (35 minutes) Gastric Bypass (Laparoscopic) (Emmi)
Weight Loss - Bariatric Surgery What to expect before, during and after weight loss surgery that reduces the size of the stomach. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Sleeve Gastrectomy (Emmi)
Women's Health What to expect before, during and after this surgery to correct bladder prolapse in women. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Cystocele Repair (Emmi)
Women's Health What to expect before, during, and after this procedure to examine the inside of the uterus with a scope device. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Diagnostic Hysteroscopy (Emmi)
Women's Health - Abdominal Surgery What to expect before, during and after surgery to look inside the abdomen. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Laparoscopy (Emmi)
Women's Health - Cervical Biopsy What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove abnormal tissue from the cervix. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (30 minutes) Leep (Emmi)
Women's Health - Cervical Exam What to expect before, during and after this procedure to examine the cervix. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (15 minutes) Colposcopy (Emmi)
Women's Health - Hysterectomy What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the uterus through an abdominal cut. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Abdominal Hysterectomy (Emmi)
Women's Health - Hysterectomy Covers what to expect after a hysterectomy, including preparing for recovery and medical changes after the procedure. Also addresses common questions. (20 minutes) Hysterectomy Recovery (Emmi)
Women's Health - Hysterectomy Step-by-step overview of estrogen therapy after a hysterectomy. Covers what estrogen can do for you, how hormones affect your body, and alternatives. (15 minutes) Hysterectomy Recovery Estrogen Therapy (Emmi)
Women's Health - Hysterectomy What to expect before, during and after this surgery to remove the uterus. Includes risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (20 minutes) Laparoscopic Hysterectomy (Emmi)
Women's Health - Hysterectomy What to expect before, during and after surgery to remove the uterus through the vagina. Covers risks and benefits, and tips on recovery. (25 minutes) Vaginal Hysterectomy (Emmi)

Videos

Topic Tools
Anger Learn about healthier approaches to anger management and Kaiser Permanente programs which are available to you, including classes and counseling. Anger Management: Choose to Make the Journey
Anxiety Understand anxiety better, what triggers it, and treatment options. (7 segments) Understanding Anxiety
Asthma Understand your condition and how to manage your symptoms. (7 segments) Adult Asthma
Asthma Este video le ayudará a comprender su enfermedad y a aprender a controlar sus síntomas. (7 pistas) Asma (Spanish)
Asthma Learn about child asthma triggers, how to manage asthma, and how to help your child take asthma medications. (11 Tracks) Understanding Your Child's Asthma
Asthma - Espanol Si su hijo tiene asma, es importante que vigile sus síntomas y tome medidas para prevenir los ataques. Estos videos le ayudarán a obtener más información sobre los factores que desencadenan el asma, cómo controlar la enfermedad y cómo ayudar a su hijo a tomar medicamentos para el asma. (12 pistas) El asma y el cuidado de su niño (Spanish)
Back - Spine Care Strong core (or “deep”) muscles help stabilize the body and improve posture. These exercises will strengthen your back and core muscles to improve stabilization. (14 Chapters) Exercises: Back Muscle Strengthening
Back - Spine Care Body mechanics awareness helps you use proper posture and body movements to prevent pain and injury. (12 Chapters) Exercises: Body Mechanics
Back - Spine Care The following group of exercises can help ease back pain by decreasing the load or pressure on your spine. (6 Chapters) Exercises: Positions to Help Ease Back Pain
Back - Spine Care Learn exercises that will help increase flexibility in your trunk and legs. (12 Chapters) Exercises: Stretching for Flexibility
Back - Spine Care Listen in as Kaiser Permanente experts discuss the importance of taking care of your back. (4 Segments) Introduction to Back Care
Back - Spine Care Ivan Matsui, Physical Therapist discusses the importance of holding and moving your body correctly to promote healing and prevent future injury. (1 Minute) Introduction to Finding A Neutral Spine
Back - Spine Care Ivan Matsui, Physical Therapist discusses the benefits of physical activity and reviews general exertion guidelines. (1 Minute) Introduction to Physical Activity
Back - Spine Care Ivan Matsui, Physical Therapist introduces key points that will help you perform your exercises successfully. (1 Minute) Introduction to Spine Care Exercises
Back - Spine Care Bill Firtch, MD, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation welcomes you to Kaiser Permanente’s low back series. Dr. Firtch discusses the importance of performing a variety of back exercises correctly. (2 Minutes) Starting Your Back Exercise Program
Breast Cancer - Screening La Dra. Janet Wiese describe porqué las pruebas de detección de cáncer de seno son importantes para conservar la salud. Conozca qué sucede durante un mamograma. Las mamografías salvan vidas (Spanish)
Breast Cancer - Screening Dr. Tracy Flanagan describes why breast cancer screening is an important part of maintaining your health. Learn about what to expect during your mammogram. (2 minutes) Mammograms Save Lives
Cancer In-depth discussion of the genetics of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC). Online Class: Genetics of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
Children's Health Signs and symptoms of ADHD, common questions you may have, and tips for maintaining a positive relationship with your child. (6 minutes) ADHD: Parenting Your Child with ADHD
Children's Health Video for parents who may be concerned when their child has a fever. (12 minutes) Fever in Children
Children's Health Get to Know Dr. Chynna Bantug
Children's Health Comprehensive overview of tics and Tourette's Syndrome in children; includes discussion of medications and when to seek help. Tics in Children: Online Class
Children's Health - Vaccines How vaccines work, how they're made, and vaccine safety. Adapted with permission from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Vaccine Awareness. (12 Tracks) Immunizations: Separating Fears from Facts
Children's Health - Vaccines Frequently asked questions about infant immunizations. Vaccines and Your Baby
Chronic Conditions Get to Know Dr. Daniel Klein
Cold and Flu Get to Know Dr. Stephen Parodi
Colon Cancer Screening Learn how to screen for this cancer from the comfort and privacy of your home. Screen for Colon Cancer with FIT
Colon Cancer Screening Learn how to screen for this cancer from the comfort and privacy of your home. Screen for Colon Cancer with FIT (Cantonese)
Colon Cancer Screening Aprenda a realizar una prueba de detección para este tipo de cáncer desde la comodidad y privacidad de su hogar. Screen for Colon Cancer with FIT (Spanish)
Colon Cancer Screening How to prepare for your flexible sigmoidoscopy and what to expect during your procedure. Watch as a patient prepares for his flexible sigmoidoscopy and meets with his physician to have the procedure. (11 minutes) What You Need to Know About Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Diabetes These videos focus on five important health topics that speak to the unique health care needs of the Latino community as well as two of the greatest health risks to Latinos today: diabetes and obesity. (5 Tracks) Choose Health
Diabetes How Kaiser Permanente member Rosemary learned how to inject herself with needles to control her diabetes. How I Overcame My Fear of Insulin Injections
Diabetes How to inject insulin to keep healthy and prevent diabetes complications. Insulin for Diabetes
Diabetes - Espanol Estos vídeos se enfocan en cinco temas importantes sobre las necesidades únicas de la salud en la comunidad latina, así como dos de los mayores riesgos de la salud para los latinos hoy en día: la diabetes y la obesidad. (5 vídeos) Escoge La Salud (Spanish)
Diabetes - Espanol Cómo usar la insulina puede ayudar a mantenerse sano y prevenir problemas de los riñones, pies, y oculares. Muchas personas se sorprenden al descubrir que la inyección de insulina es fácil y casi sin dolor. Entérese más sobre el uso de insulina para controlar sus niveles de azúcar en la sangre. (4 temas) Insulina para la diabetes (Spanish)
Diabetes - Espanol Los vídeos de diabetes durante el embarazo muestran cómo planificar comidas sanas, cómo leer etiquetas de los alimentos, consejos para comidas fuera de casa, el ejercicio, y consejos para después de su embarazo. (10 vídeos) La diabetes durante el embarazo (Spanish)
Exercise and Fitness Doing these exercises will strengthen your muscles, improve your balance and coordination to prevent non-contact ACL (knee ligament) injuries. ACL Injury Prevention
Exercise and Fitness Kaiser Permanente's Dr. Robert Sallis and others will inspire you to get moving to achieve better health and wellness. (4 minutes) Exercise for Life
Eye Care View videos about common eye conditions and available treatments. Common Eye Conditions
Eye Care View short videos about eyeglass options including bifocal, progressive and single vision lenses plus information about a variety of contact lenses. Eyeglass and Contact Lens Options
Eye Care View short videos about nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. Nearsightedness and Other Common Vision Problems
Eye Surgery What cataracts are, how they can be treated by surgery, the types of lenses that can be implanted, the risks of surgery, and what to expect afterwards. (14 minutes) Cataract Surgery
Eye Surgery View short videos explaining refractive surgery using laser techniques such as Lasik and PRK. Understanding Laser Vision Correction Surgery
General Health Physician Health Talk: Strategies for creating and maintaining better health habits. (40 minutes) Create Healthy Habits
General Health Get to Know Dr. Gary Heit
General Health Get to Know Dr. Jerome Minkoff
General Health Get to Know Dr. Kevin Walsh
Healthy Living Dive deep into pleasures that enhance happiness and health with 5 comprehensive videos. New Science of Happiness
Heart - Cardiovascular The benefits of controlling your blood pressure; reviews the most important changes to lower your blood pressure and improve your health. Get Serious About Controlling Your Blood Pressure
Heart - Cardiovascular Get to Know Dr. David Berman
Heart - Cardiovascular Get to Know Dr. Maria Ansari
Heart - Cardiovascular Get to Know Drs. Dlott, Jaffe, Taylor and Young
Heart - Cardiovascular Important lab tests necessary to monitor medications and reduce risk for stroke and heart attack; includes lifestyle changes to reduce your risk. Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention
Heart - Cardiovascular Learn to control high blood pressure through diet, physical exercise and lifestyle changes; instructions on using a home blood pressure monitor. Hypertension
Heart - Cardiovascular La hipertensión, también conocida como presión arterial alta, puede contribuir a problemas de salud serios. Aprenda cómo reducir sus riesgos con cambios saludables en su estilo de vida y con medicamentos. Reduzca su presión arterial
Infant Care Tips on how to care for and soothe your newborn baby. (9 segments) Newborn Care
Infant Care Common questions about circumcision of newborn boys, including how it's done, risks and benefits, and caring for your baby's penis. (3 segments) Newborn Circumcision
Infant Care Learn about the test that checks a newborn baby's hearing. (7 minutes) Newborn Hearing Screening
Infant Care Learn to take the temperature of your newborn baby. Taking Your Baby's Temperature
Infant Care - Espanol Durante las primeras semanas en casa, los padres de familia necesitan apoyo mientras cuidan al bebé y se van conociendo. Estos vídeos muestran técnicas en cómo alimentar, cuidar de, y calmar al recién nacido. El cuidado de su recién nacido (Spanish)
Kidneys If you've been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a combination of making lifestyle changes and taking certain medicines can help you slow down kidney disease and make you feel better. Our Taking Care of Your Kidneys video will help you learn about basic kidney function, kidney disease and its causes, treatment options, and nutrition therapy. (51 minutes) Taking Care of Your Kidneys
Mental Health Causes of depression, symptoms, and treatment options. (8 Tracks) Understanding Depression
Nutrition and Weight Physician Health Talk: Myths about weight loss and how small changes can make a big difference in losing weight. (58 minutes) Diet Myths
Nutrition and Weight How healthy pleasures can help you maintain or lose weight (55 minute audio and slide program) Healthy Pleasures to Maintain Your Weight
Nutrition and Weight Learn simple and easy recipes from main courses to desserts. (6 segments) Healthy Recipes from Dr. Maring
Nutrition and Weight Created for busy parents striving to provide healthy meals for their families, these three videos offer practical tips for shopping, cooking and preparing snacks. (3 videos) Healthy Tips for Families: Shopping, Cooking and Snacking
Nutrition and Weight Physician Health Talk: How to train your mind and body to make healthy habits stick. (39 minutes) Making New Year's Resolutions Stick
Nutrition and Weight Physician Health Talk: Prevent disease and stay healthy by making good food choices. (58 miuntes) Nurture Your Body
Nutrition and Weight Learn shortcuts for preparing fruits and vegetables. (15 segments) Quick Kitchen Tips from Dr. Maring
Organ Transplants Get to Know Dr. Douglas Holsclaw
Pregnancy Healthy meal planning, reading food labels, tips for eating out, safely exercising, and what to do after your pregnancy. (10 Tracks) Diabetes During Pregnancy
Pregnancy Get to Know Dr. Cheryl Padin
Pregnancy Get to Know Dr. Nancy Goler
Recovery and Rehabilitation Get to Know Dr. Jerry Schlegel
Senior Health Las personas mayores que sufren caídas, raramente vuelven a recuperar su movilidad e independencia. Averigüe cómo prevenir las caídas y hacer que su hogar sea más seguro. Cómo Prevenir las Caídas (Preventing Falls)
Senior Health Find out how to prevent falls and how to make your home safer. Preventing Falls
Sinus This brief video shows you how to use the Sinus Flush Kit. Rinsing your nose with warm water, salt and baking soda relieves symptoms caused by allergies, colds, cough and sinus infections. The kit is available over-the-counter at all KP Pharmacies. (2 Minutes) Sinus Rinse
Skilled Nursing Care Learn more about rehabilitation and long term care at a skilled nursing facility (SNF). (11 minutes) Skilled Nursing Facilty - Taking the Next Step in Recovery
Skin Health Get to Know Dr. Elizabeth Kass and Dr. Ellen Crowley
Skin Health There are many kinds of skin growths that are benign (not cancerous) and it’s important to know how to treat them. These videos can help you learn more about the different types of benign skin lesions, treatment options, and home care. (8 Tracks) Treating Common Skin Growths
Skin Health Dr. Sandhya Yadav, a staff Dermatologist at Kaiser Permanente helps you recognize warts, provides guidance on home care and explains the treatment options. (5 minutes) Warts
Stress Physician Health Talk: Learn how stress affects your body and what you can do to counter it. (60 minutes) De-Stress Your Body
Stress Physician Health Talk: How pets enhance your quality of life and improve your overall health. (30 minutes) How Pets Can Help You Thrive
Surgery Step-by-step instructions on using this tool to exercise your lungs during or prior to your hospital stay. Learn to Use an Incentive Spirometer
Surgery Prepare yourself for a hospital stay after hip or knee replacement surgery; learn to move safely in your home after surgery. (8 segments) Your Total Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery
Women's Health Learn how to control your bladder. Leaking urine is common but most women get better with one or more of these treatments and lifestyle modifications. (6 Tracks) Bladder Control for Women
Women's Health Physician Health Talk: Common questions women may be embarrassed to ask their gynecologist. (40 minutes) Embarrassing Gynecological Questions Answered
Women's Health Get to Know Dr. Katherine Brubaker
Women's Health - Pap Test Dr. Tracy Flanagan describes why cervical cancer screening is an important part of maintaining your health. Learn about what to expect during your Pap test appointment. (2 minutes) Cervical Cancer Screening Saves Lives
Women's Health - Pap Test La Dra. Janet Wiese describe porqué las pruebas de detección de cáncer de cuello de útero son importantes para conservar la salud. Conozca qué sucede durante la cita para la prueba de Papanicolaou. La detección del cancer de cuello del útero salva vidas (Spanish)