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Ep. 34: What Women Need Now – to Live a Long, Healthy Life

“What do you not want to have happen in the next five years, then have that conversation, because that’s the time to do it.”


Do you wish for someone, preferably a medical professional, to cut through all the variations and recommendations about how to stay strong and live a healthy life as we age?

Join Cathleen as she chats with Dr. Vivien Brown, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP, who is an award-winning physician, best-selling author, and international speaker. Her new book, The New Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging: 8 Proven Ways to Keep You Vibrant, Happy & Strong, is the first book written by a medical authority to tackle the key challenges women face as they grow older.

Show notes:

Dr. Brown is the president of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and is the Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Dr. Brown received her medical degree at McGill University and has been practicing family medicine in Toronto since 1982. In 2018, the North American Menopause Society awarded Dr. Brown the Media Award for her work in raising awareness about women’s health issues and healthy aging through her numerous speaking engagements and books.

Dr. Brown also works to help shape health policy in Canada, through numerous advisory bodies including as past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, Immunize Canada, and the Women’s Brain Health Initiative, Medical Board of Directors, HealthChoicesFirst, Past Chair of the Consumer Education Committee of the North American Menopause Society, Member, Faculty Advisor, McGill Medical School.  She is also the VP for North America Medical Women’s International Association.


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