Exercise pill: Scientists identify molecule that could help drugs replace workouts

If you could take a pill to get the benefits of exercise, would that be the end of your fitness regime? It’s a question we may be a step closer to grappling with, after researchers said they identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise. The scientists from Baylor College of Medicine … Read more

‘I’m an athlete’: Omaha woman with MS stays positive on fitness journey ahead of Lincoln race | livewell

On a recent Friday morning, Kim Freeman helps Kim Kozelichki start her day at a kitchen table. Freeman slips Kozelichki’s arm into a teal windbreaker. Kozelichki stands. She tugs on the zipper, struggling. “Can you get it, Kim?” Freeman asks. “Of course not,” Kozelichki says, matter-of-factly. Kim Kozelichki’s frame is slight. Her hair highlighted blond. … Read more

US Rep. Gaetz’s diagnosis of what’s driving insulin costs misses the root cause

At the end of March, after the House passed a bill that would cap the cost of insulin at $35 per month for insured consumers, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) tweeted about why he voted against the legislation. “Insulin price increases have more to do with increased consumer demand than the bad behavior of Big Pharma, … Read more

Study pinpoints the reasons behind racial and ethnic gaps in Medicare’s quality program

For the past 10 years, the Medicare system has tried to improve the quality of health care that millions of older Americans receive, while slowing the growth in costs to the federal budget, by encouraging health care providers to join Accountable Care Organizations. Today, ACOs coordinate the care of 11 million people, most of them … Read more

‘Exercise got me into this, exercise is going to get me out of it’: A Liberty Lake man’s recovery from a traumatic brain injury | News

“He found it in the far, right back corner behind a trash can,” Liberty Lake resident Anthony Guastella casually mentioned on the short walk from his front yard to his garage. The ‘it” Guastella is referring to is a hook which now sits almost insignificantly on a shelf in his garage. “That’s the hook,” Guastella … Read more

A third of GPs plan to quit within five years, finds survey

The survey has run approximately every two years since 1999, and so provides evidence about changes over time. The evidence it provides is used by the Department of Health and Social Care to inform their evidence to the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Pay Review Body. The survey was run for the 11th time in 2021. It … Read more

Do You Really Need to Check With a Doctor Before Starting to Exercise?

photo: Monkey Business Images (Shutterstock) I’m sure you’ve heard it everywhere: CHeck with a doctor before beginning any exercise program. This is the standard disclaimer on fitness advice of any sort, which most of us probably ignore. but should you? Not necessarily, it turns out. Why are you supposed to check with a doctor before … Read more

Billings Clinic named Top Performer in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Healthcare Equality Index | News

Press release from Billings Clinic: WASHINGTON— Billings Clinic is pleased to announce that it has received an evaluation of 85 out of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 15th anniversary edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The HEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey … Read more

‘The community motivates me to serve them’ | Education

dr Tifani I. Sanford graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Sanford is the daughter of Mark Sanford and Kathleen Foster, both of St. Louis. She is a graduate of Metro High School and Xavier University. “I chose to work in health care, along with others, to make a difference, especially in my … Read more