Are you having back pain with any of the following?
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.
Genes, Environment and Health
May 20, 2011
The Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH) is developing important genetic data for scientific research. The RPGEH is designed to help researchers study genetic and environmental influences on common health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, asthma, and mental health disorders.
The goal of the program is to improve the health of Kaiser Permanente’s members and the general public through increased knowledge about the influence of genes and other factors on health, disease, and aging.
The building blocks of the RPGEH are:
- Genetic information from blood or saliva samples provided by study participants in Northern California.
- Data collected from participants through self-reported health surveys.
- Historical and ongoing clinical data on study participants from the Kaiser Permanente electronic health record.
- New environmental databases that will allow researchers to study the health effects of environmental factors such as air pollution and water quality, as well as neighborhood characteristics, such as proximity to parks, grocery stores, and healthy foods.
For more information about the ongoing research and to learn how to participate, visit the RPGEH website.
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