Tag Archives: Activity

Activity monitors measure step counts for surgery patients

Patients wearing Fitbit devices were able to measure step count after major surgery, improving clinical assessment of daily ambulation and helping to predict their length of hospital stay. A prospective cohort study of 100 patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, published in JAMA Network Open, found that for every 100 steps taken by post-operative participants they… Read More »

Global M&A Slips Despite Record Private Equity Activity

By Elizabeth Lim Intensifying trade tensions, political instability, and increased regulatory scrutiny took their toll on global M&A activity in 2018, according to Mergermarket’s Global Trend Report. The number of deals struck over the year fell slightly for the first time since 2010 to 19,232 after steadily rising for close to a decade. The transactions… Read More »

Emphasis Of The New Physical Activity Guidelines Is To Move More And Sit Less

The 2nd edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provides advice and information on the amounts and types of physical activity for improving the health of various population groups. The emphasis of the recommendations is that moving more and sitting less will benefit just about everyone.[1] Recommendations: Preschool children aged 3 to 5 years… Read More »