Healthy Aging: Is 60 The New 40?

Healthy Aging  Is 60 the new 40?  Part 3 Determinants of healthy aging In my previous blog, I provided some disturbing statistics about the health of Canadians.  Diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels are alarmingly high and can contribute to heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.  But if you can modify the…

Is 60 the New 40? Healthy Aging -Part 2

We know that healthy aging is a lifelong process for preserving and improving your physical and mental well-being. The choices we make today may impact on our future health. So how healthy are Canadians?  We have good overall longevity A man who is currently 65 can expect to live another 17.4 years. A woman who…

Healthy Aging. Is 60 the new 40?

Part 1 Healthy aging is a lifelong process of optimizing opportunities for improving and preserving all aspects of your health whether it’s your physical well being, enhancing your social and mental wellness or transitioning successfully through various stages in your life. Healthy aging can delay or minimize the severity of chronic diseases and disabilities in…

Time to Rethink Hormone Therapy Options for Menopausal Women

Women’s Health Advocate Dr. Vivien Brown Advises World Menopause Day is October 18th TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 17, 2012) – World Menopause Day is a time to create awareness among perimenopausal and menopausal women about hormone therapy options and talk to their family physicians about says Dr. Vivien Brown, a family doctor and Vice-President Medical…

Flu shots are in!

The influenza vaccine or ‘flu shot’ is recommended yearly for ALL patients age 6 months and older by Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s (NACI). Infants and toddlers have an especially high burden of illness and high risk for influenza complications so children five years and younger are especially encouraged to get the vaccine. Egg…

A focus on the birth control pill

HealthChoicesFirst – Focus on the birth control pill

I am featured in some small video segments discussing the birth control pill that have been posted on the HealthChoicesFirst website. These 2 minute videos answer more specific questions about the birth control pill. Video titles include:

What are Common vs. Rare Risks with the Pill?

Non-Contraceptive Benefits of the Pill

Risk Assessments with the Pill

The Pill as a Contraceptive Choice

Today’s Risks for the Birth Control Pill

Rare Risks with Birth Control Pills

Pill Talk With Your Doc

Check out our webcast – Pill Talk With Your Doc   Pill Talk With Your Doc is one of my most recent projects that takes advantage of social media in health education. In the webinar featured on the site, I explain the most recent guidelines on the risks and benefits of oral contraceptives from the Society of…

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Dr. Vivien Brown and I am a family physician in Toronto, Ontario. As the Toronto Branch President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, I am very active in efforts to raise awareness for women’s health. As VP of Medisys Health Group Inc, I am very interested in cutting edge options for health…