Maintaining Independence with Vision Rehabilitation
Verdina Gillette-Simms was only 18 when she was diagnosed with glaucoma. Over time, the elevated eye pressure associated with the disease damaged her optic nerve and left her struggling to see clearly. Now 56, Gillette-Simms considers herself fortunate. She's been able to maintain her independence thanks to the low-vision tools and techniques she learned at the Duke Eye Center's low-vision rehabilitation program.
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.
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