Category: Research Your Resolution

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Research Your Resolution: Use Evidence Based Resources to Quit Smoking in 2018

Nancy Rigotti, MD, is the Director of the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center (TRTC) at Massachusetts General Hospital.  The Center provides services to help inpatients, outpatients, employees, and community members quit smoking. The Center also conducts research to identify effective smoking cessation treatments for smokers who are seen in a variety of health care settings.  […]

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Research Your Resolution: Reduce Your Stress and Anxiety with Meditation

If you want to reduce your level of stress and anxiety in 2018, our imaging studies have shown that the regular practice of meditation can change how the brain works.

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Research Your Resolution: Maintain an Exercise Routine for Health Benefits Beyond Weight Loss

Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, FAAP, FACP, FTOS, is an Obesity Medicine Physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Weight Center, an Associate at the Mass General Disparities Solution Center, and Associated Faculty at the Mass General Mongan Institute for Health Policy. Her research and clinical practice take a holistic approach to both treat and advocate for […]

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Research Your Resolution: Focus on Your Mental Health, Especially As You Age

Jennifer Gatchel MD, PhD, is a geriatric psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital and an investigator in the Department of Psychiatry at Mass General. She works with adults ages 60 and over to help them cope with life’s transitions. Read more about her research. Although dementia is on the rise, it is not […]

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Research Your Resolution: Consider Heart Health Before Going Gluten-Free

In a large study which tracked the dietary habits of more than 100,000 men and women over the last several decades, we did not find any evidence that a low gluten diet was associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

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Research Your Resolution: Take a Slow and Steady Approach to Losing Weight

Emily Feig, PhD, is a clinical research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Feig recently published the results of a study she conducted as a doctoral student at Drexel University showing that individuals who maintained a steady rate of losing weight during the first few months of a behavioral weight […]

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Research Your Resolution: Boost Your Brain Health With Social Connections

Joel Salinas, MD, is a behavioral neurologist, neuropsychiatrist, and social epidemiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute for Brain Health. To learn more about his research, please visit his lab website. When we make social connections with other people, we live better and have healthier brains for longer. This might mean re-connecting with old friends, […]

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Research Your Resolution: Reduce Your Risk of A Heart Attack

Do you have goals for improving your health in the New Year? This month, investigators from the Mass General Research Institute are discussing the science behind some common New Year’s resolutions, and offering tips and advice based on their research into exercise, diet, healthy aging, heart health, and much more. Sek Kathiresan, MD, is Director […]

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Research Your Resolution: Use Food Placement to Set Yourself Up for Weight Loss Success

Do you have goals for improving your health in the New Year? This month, investigators from the Mass General Research Institute are discussing the science behind some common New Year’s resolutions, and offering tips and advice based on their research into exercise, diet, healthy aging, heart health, and much more. Anne Thorndike, MD, MPH, is […]

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