A Patient's Guide to Medical Information
For Immediate Release
(September 29, 2003)
Coming October 6th to waiting rooms of 16,500 doctors
Produced in partnership with the Canadian Pharmacists Association
Consumers today can look up health information on the Internet,
and practically all magazines have a health section. Even junk mail
and e-mail send people messages about health and medications. What
resources can consumers trust?
A Patient's Guide to Medical Information, a new Canadian
publication, fills a unique niche in the healthcare market. This
periodical explains to consumers how they can efficiently find quality
health information which is relevant to them as Canadians. It also
explains how to get the most from pharmacists, trained health professionals
who are available 24 hours a day without an appointment.
Family physicians in Canada can provide, on average, eight minutes
per patient per visit. Within this framework there is limited time
for discussion about disease prevention and how medications work.
Patients may also think of questions hours after a doctor's visit.
Many turn to the Internet for information, and current figures indicate
that up to 50% make health decisions based on the information found
on the web! A Patient's Guide to Medical Information explains how
to evaluate resources for quality and how to ask the right questions.
CONTENT AND DESIGN
Beautifully designed, A Patient's Guide to Medical Information also
features articles on anti-aging, disease prevention and treatment,
entertains with news and trivia, and provides a directory of quality
Canadian resources including information, local programs, as well
as networking and support opportunities.
The upcoming October issue features "How to take herbal medications
safely", "Looking up health information? Go Canadian!!
Here is why", "Caring for sensitive skin", "Got
headache: Tylenol, Advil or Aspirin?" and much more
A Patient's Guide to Medical Information is published by BioMed
Content Group Inc.
FOR MORE INFORMATION and TO SET UP INTERVIEWS contact:
Anna Liachenko, Publishing Director
T: 888.671.9142; F: 905.274.4142
Toronto, Ontario, , Canada Tel:
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