Fitness Trackers, Virtual Coaching Helps Patients Stay Fit After Cardiac Rehab
Heart patients typically do well during cardiac rehab programs but tend to lose momentum once the formal gym-based regimens end. Duke Health researchers wanted to know if something could be done to change that result. Their small study found a follow-up program that uses wearable fitness trackers and virtual sessions with a health coach helped heart patients sustain lifestyle improvements after their cardiac rehab program ended.
New Apple Feature Gives You Mobile Access to Your Health Records
A new feature on the Apple Health app for iPhones lets you securely download parts of your medical records right to your mobile device. Duke Health is among the first health systems in the U.S. to offer this new Health Records feature. It will be available to patients with Duke MyChart accounts.
Toddler Thrives after Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery
When an observant pediatrician told April Longmire and Mike Stone of Louisburg, NC that there were some irregularities in their infant’s skull, they were instantly worried. Today, their toddler is happy and healthy following minimally invasive craniosynostosis surgery performed by Duke pediatric neurosurgeon Carrie Muh, MD.
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