TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ - Ontario's doctors are pleased to announce their
partnership with CBC's Live Right Now movement which aims to encourage Canadians to make healthier choices
and live healthier lives.
"Ontario's doctors are long-time advocates for healthy living. On a
daily basis, we see patients who are struggling with the effects of
obesity and chronic diseases, many of which are preventable," said Dr.
Mark MacLeod, President of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). "The Live Right Now initiative provides an exciting opportunity to reach more of our
patients with the message that they can make incremental changes to
their lifestyle to benefit their health."
Ontario's doctors have championed health promotion issues in the
province and have advocated for the health and well-being of patients
on a variety of issues including:
Educating consumers to better understand calorie intake as it impacts
obesity and chronic diseases;
Reducing tobacco dependence and eliminating exposure to second-hand
Increasing the public's awareness of food allergies in an effort to
protect our children.
Physicians from across the province will share their perspective and
provide helpful tips on how people can improve their health. The
"Doctor's Office" features a blog that will appear weekly as part of
the Live Right Now programming and will cover a wide range of health topics that will be
of interest to many people looking to make healthier choices.
"The Live Right Now movement is about building communities of support to
help Canadians achieve their health goals, and we could not make it a
success without the support of all of our great partners like Ontario's
doctors," said Kirstine Stewart, Executive Vice-President, English
Services, CBC. "That's why we've been so gratified and energized by the
OMA's recognition of our efforts, because doctors as community leaders
and health promoters are such an important part of what we are trying
To find out more go to http://www.cbc.ca/liverightnow/the-doctors-office.html
SOURCE Ontario Medical Association
For further information:
OMA Media Relations 416-340-2862 or 1-800-268-7215 ext 2862