Case Studies/Studies

Higher Rates of Serrated Polyp Detection Linked to Reduced Risk of Postcolonoscopy Colorectal Cancer

A recent study reveals that improved detection of clinically significant serrated polyps and traditional serrated adenomas is associated with lower rates of colorectal cancer.


Why Aren’t More Surgeons Using Minimally Invasive Techniques for Emergent Colorectal Surgery?

A recent study concluded that minimally invasive techniques are associated with better outcomes for patients who undergo emergent colorectal surgery. The study also identified factors that may account for the disparity in the use of these techniques for emergent operations compared with elective surgeries.


Lack of Sleep Leads to Visceral Fat Creep

A new study finds sleep deprivation leads to increased caloric intake and visceral fat accumulation, which was only identified via CT scan.


Bariatric Surgery Offers Cardiovascular Benefits to People Over 65

New research finds bariatric surgery after age 65 offers substantial cardiovascular health protection and reduces all-cause mortality.


Exploring the Connection Between Sleep and Weight Management

A recent sleep study indicates people who sleep more eat less. Research findings indicate that sufficient sleep could benefit overweight and obese patients.


Behaving Well: Healthy Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Practicing at least four of five key healthy lifestyle behaviors can reduce women’s risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by more than 30%, according to a new study.


Movement for Memory: Study Finds Cognitive Improvement in Tai Chi Participants

Tai chi is linked to global cognitive function with more improvements than those gained with conventional exercise.


Study Sheds Light on Diabetes Duration’s Effect on Cancer Risk

A Harvard-led study found that Type 2 diabetes was associated with a higher risk for several types of cancer, with risk peaking less than a decade after diagnosis.


Can the Development of Pediatric Asthma Be Prevented?

A new study led by researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital aims to determine whether monoclonal antibody Xolair (omalizumab) can stop or lessen the progression of asthma in high-risk children.


The Housing and Health Connection

As the affordable housing crisis worsens across the country, research shows that ensuring housing stability has a big impact on health outcomes.