Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

February 29, 2008 11:32 ET

Media Advisory: 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, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - 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

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

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