Why Your Butt Looks the Same No Matter How Many Squats You Do

You’re going after a peach harder than Amy Schumer goes after body-shamers. You squat, and squat, and squat, and still… no glute gains. What gives? For one, you can’t really selectively train one body part. “Squats don’t just work the glutes,” says physical therapist Grayson Wickham, D.P.T., C.S.C.S., founder of Movement Vault, a mobility and movement company. “They also …

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

The Friday Breeze Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend. Happy Friday! I think women huddled in blankets across the nation felt vindicated by a new study that found those gender-based battles over the thermostat that …

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Women In Health Care Industry Routinely Overlooked For Promotions Due To Gender

The survey comes amid a broader push among the industry to get more women into leadership roles. More health systems are appointing chief diversity officers tasked, in part, with ensuring gender diversity. Time’s Up Healthcare also recently launched to address similar disparities and injustices. But shifting from how things have always been done in health …

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House Committee Leaders Target Medicare Part D With Draft Legislation To Lower Drug Costs

“Already this Congress, our committees have held several hearings with patients and experts from across the political spectrum to discuss options to lower prescription drug prices,” the bipartisan group of House lawmakers said. “Universally these witnesses agreed that Medicare Part D can and should be improved to cap out-of-pocket spending, and lower costs both for …

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White House Forges Ahead With Public Charge Rules Following Complaints DHS Was Slow-Walking Process

The Trump administration has sought to impose tougher requirements on legal immigrants using public assistance programs, a move that advocates say will have a chilling factor on vulnerable migrants — and potentially their sponsors — who would otherwise seek health care and food aid.

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USC Gynecologist Still Wasn’t Fired After Experts Told School He May Be Preying On Asian Students And Showing Signs Of ‘Psychopathy’

University of Southern California administrators hired a team of medical experts after it received complaints against longtime campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. Despite the subsequent damning report, he wasn’t fired. Instead, USC’s lawyers arranged a secret deal with Tyndall that allowed him to leave his post with a substantial financial payout and a pristine professional …

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New York Considers Eyes New Rules For Hospitals To Prevent Rapid Spread Of Deadly Drug-Resistant Fungus

Screening requirements for hospitals and nursing homes can be costly and time-consuming, but state officials say they are determined to stop Candida auris, a fungus of mysterious origin that has been quietly spreading around the world since it was first identified in 2009. In other public health news: cancer, autism, superbugs, genital cutting, black lung, …

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Nation’s Eyes Swivel To Oklahoma As High-Stakes Opioid Trial Against Drugmakers Kicks Off Next Week

The hearing is the first public trial to emerge from roughly 2,000 U.S. lawsuits aimed at holding drug companies accountable for their alleged role in the nation’s raging opioid crisis. “I expect a very spirited trial,” said local attorney and author Bob Burke. In other news on the epidemic: JPMorgan cuts ties with Purdue Pharma, …

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Use Of Buprenorphine To Treat Opioid Addiction Proliferates In California

Buprenorphine, a relative newcomer in the treatment of opioid addiction, is growing in popularity among California doctors as regulatory changes, physician training and other initiatives make the medication more widely accessible. The rate of Medi-Cal enrollees who received buprenorphine nearly quadrupled from the end of 2014 to the third quarter of 2018, according to data …

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Analysis: A Health Care Overhaul Could Kill 2 Million Jobs, And That’s OK

As calls for radical health reform grow louder, many on the right, in the center and in the health care industry are arguing that proposals like “Medicare for All” would cause economic ruin, decimating a sector that represents nearly 20% of our economy. While exploring a presidential run, former Starbucks chief Howard Schultz called Medicare …

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