We’re proud to share our own Tony Whatley, founder of Fit After Fifty, featured in an inspirational blog: “Inspire Me Today”. You can check out the full post here:
Fit After Fifty reviewed a PBS documentary that aired this week, “Money and Medicine”, asking why U.S. health care costs is so expensive. In an interview, producer and director Robert Weisberg discusses the factors driving up health care costs, often with mediocre medical results, while contributing to our national financial crisis.
“ . . . I think there are a lot of drivers. There’s the aging of our population. There’s technologic innovation and explosion. But I think the biggest single driver is our fee-for-service system that rewards volume instead of value and quantity of medical services instead of quality. And as a result, we end up doing a lot of things that cause more harm than benefit for patients.”
As we’re getting ready to release the multimedia book, Inspire Your FitBehavior, we’d like to extend a big thank you out to all the individuals who have contributed and collaborated towards its production. So many of you have played an integral role in its development. We hope you’re excited as we are to share the final product!
How Healthcare Networks Help
Many of you have asked how you can participate in further promoting the Fit After Fifty message and movement. Our response: your healthcare networks. Read more
“Telling and listening to stories is the way we make sense of our lives,” said Dr. Thomas K. Houston, lead author of the study and a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester and the Veterans Affairs medical center in Bedford, Mass. “That natural tendency may have the potential to alter behavior and improve health.” More from this NYT article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/health/views/10chen.html
As we get ready to publish the Fit After Fifty multimedia eBook, we’re curious to hear your thoughts regarding this concept. And, do you think we might be on the right track toward implementing it?
If you work in some facet of the healthcare industry–physician, administrator, physical therapist, etc.–we’ve created a special survey for you: HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL SURVEY.
Thanks for your continued support and interest! (Military-specific survey coming soon!!)
- Dr. Rachel Fischer, Occupational Health M.D.