Preventing disease and keeping patients well
We believe there is great opportunity to prevent disease and improve health and well-being for patients and families through research in primary care environments. Patients checking in for preventive visits, well-child exams and routine checkups can benefit from research efforts to improve health, experience and the cost of care. Our research teams are studying the health of moms and children, vaccine safety and effectiveness, hypertension, obesity prevention, improving the health of the elderly and much more.
Can vitamin D reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes?
We are investigating if a vitamin D supplement helps prevent or delay type 2 diabetes. The study involves adults who have prediabetes and are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Through this multicenter study funded by the National Institutes of Health, we will help evaluate vitamin D’s impact. Evidence is important, as the supplement’s use as a preventive measure has risen in recent years.