Canadian Medical Association to launch new "Doctor's Doctor" podcast series

    OTTAWA, Aug. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and
the CMA's Centre for Physician Health and Well-being announced today that they
will be launching an innovative new podcast series called Healthy Practices at
CMA's upcoming General Council. Healthy Practices will explore the challenges
and ways of overcoming the stressors affecting the personal and professional
lives of physicians.
    "We want to help doctors be healthy and enjoy their career in medicine,"
said Dr. Brian Day, CMA President. "The Healthy Practices podcast is one of
the many forward-thinking tools and services that the CMA offers physicians to
help them thrive in the ever-changing world of medicine."
    Healthy Practices is hosted by internationally respected psychiatrist,
Dr. Mamta Gautam, who is known as the "Doctor's Doctor" since physicians make
up her entire practice. "Physicians often do not consider their own health a
priority," said Dr. Gautam, "but it is the foundation for providing good
health care to their patients. I am very pleased to be part of this
progressive online program that provides practical and essential information
to help physicians better manage their own health and wellness."
    Healthy Practices features a range of health expert guests, including
physicians and people from different walks of life, all who have important and
meaningful stories that encourage and promote the importance of living a
well-balanced and healthy life.
    The two, five-episode series will be broadcast on the CMA website from
August to December 2008. The first series focuses on "Mental Health" and will
cover topics from stress to burnout, to depression and stigma. The second
series, to be launched later in the fall, will concentrate on findings from
the first-ever Canadian Physician Health Study.

For further information:

For further information: Lucie Boileau, 1-800-663-7336 x1266, (613) 
731-8610 x1266, Mobile: (613) 447-0866

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