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Health forum draws a crowd

Wade Paterson

Black Press

About 60 people packed into a University of B.C. lecture hall Saturday to take part in the first of several planned health forums put on by Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick.

Letnick said it’s his goal to bring health topics of interest to local residents.

This weekend’s forum focused on issues affecting men’s and women’s health, including prostate cancer, proper dieting, importance of exercise and the impact of smoking and second-hand smoke.

“It’s a continuation of my consultation with people in the Central Okanagan about health care. As the chair of the Standing Committee on Health for the province of B.C., I’ve had a unique opportunity to see where our health care system is going and the challenges that it faces,” said Letnick.

The panel of experts included Dr. Marjorie Docherty, Canada’s 2011 Family Physician of the Year, Dr. Joan Bottorff and Dr. Larry Goldenberg.

Letnick said he aims to continue the forums on a monthly basis for as long as he can continue to convince speakers to donate their time and as long as the public continues to show interest.

“Everything from cardiac care and prevention, heart disease care and prevention, death and dying, the future of health care in Canada.”

 

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