Grassroots Mission Launched to Improve Canadian Health

    TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - The Ripple Effect Wellness Organization (TREWO)
was launched today for Canadians to take control of their health through
education and empowerment. TREWO will also update Canadians on the latest in
medical news and will be providing details of the landmark ONTARGET trial to
be released soon at the American College of Cardiology conference in Chicago.
    Founded by Order of Canada recipient Dr. Sudi Devanesen and Ravi S.
Juneja, its goal is to bridge the care gap between physicians and patients
though open dialogue in as many languages and platforms as possible.
    "With diabetes, obesity and other preventable illnesses reaching epidemic
proportions, the time is now for all Canadians to take control of their
lives," Dr. Devanesen said.
    "As a practicing physician for more than three decades I have treated and
counseled thousands of patients on the many ways they can lead healthier and
happier lives. Often, small changes in behavior and diet can go a long way in
helping people live longer and better."

    About TREWO

    TREWO is a registered charity dedicated to educating and empowering
Canadians to lead healthy lives through proactive decision making.
    Given the enormity of the Canadian health landscape, TREWO is committed

    -   Acting as a one-stop health resource
    -   Initiating empowerment through interactivity
    -   Promoting physician/patient dialogue on the web through a novel
        Doctor-on-Call initiative
    -   Providing a community-based perspective on healthcare support

    Caring For Communities

    Given Canada's diversity, TREWO recognizes that Canadians require
customized care at the community level and that specific cultural communities
at risk for certain diseases require specialized care, such as South Asians
and Afro-Canadians for diabetes and high cholesterol and Caucasians for
multiple sclerosis.
    Through TREWO I want to reach out and interact with Canadians to make
sure we can live the healthiest lives we can lead. The onus of health must
shift where it can from governments, hospitals and physicians to every
household and individual in Canada."

For further information:

For further information: on TREWO, please visit; Contact:
Melissa Cohen, (416) 663-1500 x226 or Julie Kroll, (416) 663-1500 x229

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