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CBS This Morning host Norah O'Donnell recovering after having emergency surgery to remove appendix

CBS This Morning host Norah O’Donnell, 45, urges fans to listen to their bodies after having her appendix removed in emergency surgery while on vacation Norah O’Donnell, 45, was rushed to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston with severe abdominal pain  She was on spring break vacation with her husband, chef Geoff Tracy, at… Read More »

Managing pain after surgery

Surgery and pain pills used to go hand in hand. After all, you need a strong prescription pain medication to ensure you aren’t in pain after a procedure, right? Turns out not only is prescription pain medication not always needed, but often not advisable after surgery, because it can raise the risk of opioid addiction.… Read More »

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 »