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CKD Focus of New Partnership Between Priority Health, pulseData
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CKD Focus of New Partnership Between Priority Health, pulseData

Through its new partnership with pulseData, Priority Health is striving to improve the health of persons living with chronic kidney disease (CKD)Grand Rapids, Michigan — Chronic kidney disease, or CKD, is estimated to affect up to 37 million Americans, and through its new partnership with pulseData, Priority Health is striving to improve the health of persons living with this disease, as well as with other chronic diseases.pulseData's artificial intelligence capabilities will gather patient data that it will then analyze and Priority Health will use to suggest CKD-related care management options. The primary end goal is to reach patients living with the disease in a more timely manner to optimize their care interventions, such as testing, medication reminders, and healthy food suggestio...
Chronic ‘Exercise Deficiency’ Linked to HFpEF
Fitness

Chronic ‘Exercise Deficiency’ Linked to HFpEF

Chronic lack of exercise — dubbed "exercise deficiency" — is associated with cardiac atrophy, reduced cardiac output and chamber size, and diminished cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in a subgroup of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), researchers say. Increasing the physical activity levels of these sedentary individuals could be an effective preventive strategy, particularly for those who are younger and middle-aged, they suggest. Thinking of HFpEF as an exercise deficiency syndrome leading to a small heart "flies in the face of decades of cardiovascular teaching, because traditionally, we've thought of heart failure as the big floppy heart," Andre La Gerche, MBBS, PhD, of the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbour...