Tag Archives: Surgery

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 »

Family by the Ton Exclusive: Watch Ed Barnes Prep for Weight-Loss Surgery

TLC’s Family by the Ton doesn’t shy away from the most painful moments in people’s journeys to weight loss. The spinoff of the popular My 600-lb Life, airing Wednesday nights, follows a number of families struggling with obesity issues. In this exclusive clip from this week’s episodes, which TLC provided to Men’s Health, star Ed… Read More »

8-year-old African child who was flown to the U.S. for surgery by NBA star Dikembe Mutombo has died

(Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for UNICEF) Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo is mourning the death of the 8-year-old African boy that he flew to the United States earlier this month for surgery to remove a tumor. The child, Matadi Sela Petit of Kinshasa, Congo, died after suffering a “rare and unpredictable genetic reaction to… Read More »