Media Alert - Canada's Doctors Make a House Call on Parliament Hill



    MPs, Senators and journalists invited to come get a pre-campaign health
    check-up

    OTTAWA, Feb. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is
making a house call on Canada's Parliamentarians. As part of its "More
Doctors. More Care." campaign to draw attention to this country's growing
doctor shortage, the CMA is holding a health clinic at the House of Commons on
March 4, 2008.
    The clinic will provide MPs, Senators and journalists with an instant
cardiovascular and diabetes risk assessment. There will also be an online
health and wellness tool available with information on sleep, alcohol,
nutrition, mental health and smoking. The clinic is being conducted by
Clinemetrica, an independent research and corporate health organization. CMA
physicians from across the country will be on-site to assist in the
assessment.

    
           WHEN:       Tuesday, March 4, 2008
                       08:00 to 17:00

           WHERE:      Room 602, Centre Block
                       House of Commons
                       Ottawa

           SPEAKER:    CMA President Dr. Brian Day
                       will welcome MPs, Senators and
                       journalists to the clinic at 08:25
    

    "With an election possibly right around the corner, every federal
politician and reporter should take advantage of this pre-campaign health
check-up," said CMA President Brian Day. "They may be one of the roughly
5-million Canadians who don't have a family doctor. They may be one of the
5-million reasons the CMA launched its "More Doctors. More Care." Campaign."
    Information on the "More Doctors. More Care." campaign can be found at
moredoctors.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, (613) 731-8610, 1-800-663-7336
ext. 1266, Cell.: (613) 447-0866, lucie.boileau@cma.ca


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