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New Patient-Centered Research Agenda for Personalized Medicine Outlines 45 Questions Across Nine Areas With Emphasis on Improving Education, Access

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Following two years of discussions with more than 120 health care stakeholders comprised predominantly of patients, caregivers and representatives from patient advocacy organizations, the Personalized Medicine Coalition is pleased to release a new patient-centered research agenda for personalized medicine that defines 45 research questions for the field across nine areas of special concern for patients themselves. By aligning the focus of future research in the field with questions defined by patients and their representatives, the report, titled Moving Beyond Population Averages: A Patient-Centered Research Agenda Advancing Personalized Medicine, may guide health systems toward a new era of patient-centered personalized medicine.

Reflecting on their encounters with the health care system and their perspectives on personalized medicine, the participants in the project focused largely on their desire for research that could improve the quality and quantity of interactions between patients and providers of health

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Tips on Improving Fitness Levels

You can increase your fitness level in a variety of ways. Whether you want to improve your cardiovascular endurance or increase your strength, flexibility and power, there are many exercises that will help you do these things. Some of your options include cardio activities, such as running, swimming or cycling or resistance activities such as weightlifting and body-weight circuits. You may train by yourself or with a group, work out inside or outside, join instructor-led classes or work one-on-one with a coach.

Having a workout buddy can help keep you motivated and challenged.

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Get Regular

Training frequency is the most important aspect of improving your fitness. Whatever your goals are, you need to be working out on a regular basis to see any improvement. For most people, three to five exercise sessions per week is effective. Each workout should last between 30 to 60 minutes.

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