Case Studies/Studies

Study: Sexual Function Static or Improved After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery

A recent systematic review found that for patients who underwent pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery, pain with sex decreased and overall sexual function improved or was unchanged. The results may inform how surgeons discuss POP surgery with patients.


Research Offers New Hope for Predicting Alzheimer’s Progression

Three new studies show protein biomarkers can identify Alzheimer’s Disease years before people have symptoms.


New Research Reveals Methods to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease in Its Earliest Stages

Researchers have discovered nontraditional techniques to identify Parkinson’s disease as early as possible, offering hope for patients seeking answers during the early stages of this difficult-to-diagnose neurological condition.


That’s News

Is Screening Older Doctors Good for Business or Discriminatory?

A 2017 study in The BMJ found that older doctors had higher patient mortality rates. And a 2010 JAMA survey found that over a third of physicians didn’t report colleagues they knew to be incompetent or impaired.

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Promising Advance in the Fight Against Alcoholism

Researchers explore a new use for prazosin.


Genomic Structural Variants Discovered in Patients With Schizophrenia

A groundbreaking study reveals an ultra-rare genomic variant often presents in patients with schizophrenia, providing more information on effective treatment options for a complicated disorder.


Different Men, Different Outcomes

A new study may help men make more informed decisions about prostate cancer treatment.


Can a Genetic Signature Predict Which Prostate Cancers Spread?

A new study could lead to better tailoring of treatments to individual patients.


Healthier Lifestyles May Help Explain Long-Term Hip Fracture Decline

A new study finds that decreases in two osteoporosis risk factors — smoking and heavy alcohol use — help account for a steady drop in hip fracture rates in the U.S. over 40 years.


Business of Medicine

Vote of Confidence: Hospital Consumer Comfort in the Era of COVID-19

While COVID-19 caused many to shy away from in-person visits with a healthcare provider, a Healthgrades study published in May notes that consumer confidence is on the upswing. The COVID-19 Patient Confidence Study, a weekly...