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Making Exercise Appealing for Young Couch Potatoes

Yes, there’s a television in Steinbeck’s Scottsdale, Ariz., home. But the family’s television room also boasts an exercise bicycle, mini trampoline, and several large exercise balls.

Her two children are just as interested in the tube as any other red-blooded American kids, but Steinbeck sees to it that if they’re tuned in, they’re exercising at the same time.

Everyone in the family uses the equipment as we watch television, the author of the best-selling Fat Free cookbook series explains. That way, the kids are hardly ever sitting and they’re in constant motion. It’s one way to make viewing more than a passive activity. Read more…

Newfoundland set to vote for next CMA president

It's a new year, so that must mean it's time to elect a new Canadian Medical Association president.

This year it's Newfoundland and Labrador's turn to choose a nominee for the national organization's top job for the 2011-12 term, to follow the current president, Saskatchewan's Anne Doig, and then the current president-elect, Ontario's Jeffrey Turnbull.

There are four candidates in the running.

Dr John Haggie, surgeon
Born in England, Dr Haggie moved to Newfoundland in 1996. He was president of the NLMA from '02-'03, when the province's physicians engaged in their only strike ever. He's since worked with the CMA extensively.

Dr Lydia Hatcher, family physician
Dr Hatcher is a professor of family medicine and pediatrics at Memorial University. She was also a president of the NLMA and has also served in multiple CMA board roles.


Dr Susan King, family physician
Another former NLMA president, Dr King was chair of the association's board during the 2002 doctors' strike. She's served in other NLMA positions as well and is now on the CMA's board of directors. Plus, she's now a black belt in tae kwon do.

Dr Brendan Lewis, orthopedic surgeon
Former president of multiple surgery societies, Dr Lewis is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon and now an assistant prof of surgery at Memorial. He helped introduce clerkships and residencies to the rural western part of Newfoundland.

More information about the candidates is available on the main election website.

Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association members will get their voting info mailed out to them this week, and will have until February 25 to submit their ballot. The winner will be announced on February 26.

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2 comments:

  1. sharon14 January, 2010 8:31 AM

    I wonder what the status is of the 99 year lease signed between U.S.A and Canada which involved the establishment of a highly populated U.S military base in Newfoundland in 1944?

    There was a great influx in the population and impact on medical services.

    Considering the potential/?permission for their return Newfoundland should select the man with the strongest political clout at the top of the criteria list.

    Yes I said "man"............

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