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Exercise Is Essential to Cardiovascular Health
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Exercise Is Essential to Cardiovascular Health

Hong Kong College of Cardiology: 80 percent of cardiovascular disease patients did not exercise sufficiently.The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left most people indoors, and many find it hard to maintain their workout routines. According to a survey by the Hong Kong College of Cardiology, 80 percent of cardiovascular disease patients did not exercise sufficiently. In comparison, 30 percent of adults have reduced their exercise frequency since the pandemic. President of Hong Kong College of Cardiology, Dr. Andy Chan Wai-kwong, shared that the death rate from heart disease has increased during the pandemic. Dr. Chan called on the public to exercise more at home while staying in to improve heart health. According to the Center for Health Protection, 6,561 people died from heart disease in H...
PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies
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PCORI approves $258 million funding to support 26 new health care-related studies

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved funding awards totaling $258 million to support 26 new research studies. These studies aim to fill evidence gaps and improve health care decision making for a range of high-burden conditions among adults and children, including asthma, bone fractures, migraines, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and sinus infections. Five comparative clinical effectiveness research (CER) studies focus on improving mental health and another four CER studies focus on heart conditions, which have both continued to worsen in the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, PCORI today announced about $3.9 million for two projects that aim to promote wider, faster adoption of useful findings from completed PCOR...