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From A Woman’s Perspective with Marilyn Wetston
AM740 Zoomer Radio  Saturdays 8 am
Each week I provide insights and tips on health-related topics. I hope you listen in.

June 8th   Sarcopenia

What is Sarcopenia?  Although aging is the main cause of sarcopenia, other factors contribute to the loss of muscle mass. Including living a sedentary lifestyle: Getting little or no physical activity on a regular basis puts people at an increased risk of developing sarcopenia as they age.

June 15th  Frailty
What is your risk for fractures and how can you guard against.

June 22 Sex &  Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Sometimes you want sex, sometimes you don’t. That’s normal. Every woman has her own level of what is considered “normal” based on their own experiences and biological drive. What can you do to counteract HSDD?

June 29th Eat the Rainbow

Eating the rainbow is a fundamental healthy eating tip. (And no, not artificially colored foods like Skittles or M&Ms!) … For optimal health, we need a rainbow of nutrients and colors. In fact, the variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables have enormous healing powers.

July 6th    Brain health, reduce risk of dementia

Regular physical exercise may be a beneficial strategy to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Exercise may directly benefit brain cells by increasing blood and oxygen flow in the brain. … Current evidence suggests that heart-healthy eating may also help protect the brain.

July 13th  Sleep- How much do you need?

While sleep requirements vary slightly from person to person, most healthy adults need between 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Children and teens need even more. And despite the notion that our sleep needs decrease with age, most older people still need at least 7 hours of sleep.

July 20th  Measles & immunization

The number of patients diagnosed with measles in Canada and the United States continues to grow. It seems like there’s a new case every day, so you’re not alone if you’re worried about your little one getting measles.

I am honoured to be among the recipients of an award from #NAMS for my contribution in increasing awareness through the media to expand the knowledge and understanding of menopause.  Congratulations to all award winners for their contributions.  For a complete list of award recipients please click this link.


Honoured to be named a Catalyst by the Women’s Brain Health Initiative #womensbrains celebrating 5 Years raising awareness and
education on the importance of women’s brain health.

N THE NEWS- Dr. Brown talks about the importance of vaccinations to prevent spread of disease. and-treatment/vaccines-are-the-best-way-to-prevent-spread-of-infectious-disease

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September 11, 2017

What women can do to lead healthy lives as they age

Medical science is catching up with the physiological differences that can affect a woman’s chances of developing a range of age-related diseases. Adriana Barton breaks down five things you can do to make sure you thrive as you age.  See full article from the Globe and Mail.

Dr. Brown @medisysclinic talks about #HPV w/ Christine Bentley @whatshesaidtalk @jewell885 on breaking down the myths about HPV and why it’s on the rise

Interview about why the HPV Vaccine saves lives:

Molly Sims, Camilla Belle, Anne Heche Think Female Brains Deserve Equality
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Pleased to take part in the successful launch of The Women’ Brain Health Initiative in Los Angeles.


Dr. Vivien Brown to help raise national awareness of woman’s health issues as the newly elected President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada.

The voice of women doctors in Canada, the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, elected family physician and Vice-President Medical Affairs, Medisys Health, Dr. Vivien Brown, to a one year term as President of The Federation of Medical Women of Canada for a one year term at the Federation’s Annual General Meeting on September 25, 2015

The FMWC provides women physicians the opportunity to take part in initiatives concerning women’s health at local, national and international levels by developing leadership, education, networking, advocacy, mentoring and strategic alliances.

Dr. Brown’s focus will be on increasing the national conversation on issues affecting women’s health by advocating for a national HPV vaccine program for boys and men, encouraging women who do not have a regular family doctors to have a PAP test and working with the Canadian Cancer Society on a national wide HPV campaign.

Dr. Brown has been involved in the FMWC for years- most recently as President of the Toronto Chapter.

The FMWC has 17 local branches and is a national member of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).


Faculty Advisory Board
McGill Medical School

In the News

Women of Influence Magazine

WOI Spring 2014 Cover

Pleased to take part on a cross-Canada Health Panel Road Show for Women of Influence.  For Details see events page. For a copy of the articles on Health, Wellness, Genetic Testing and Brain Health, please feel free to contact me.

5 signs you should call in sick and stay home with your cold.
Cold season is here.  Best Health Magazine asked Dr. Brown to give her best advice about when to stay at home with a cold.

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