This year, Dr. Nadia Khan of Internal Medicine at UBC/St. Paul’s Hospital addressed the audience in a talk intitled “High blood pressure – why you need to know your numbers”. Speaking with clarity and concern, Dr. Khan outlined how people can reduce their blood pressure by making simple and subtle changes in their daily lives. For example, a short walk after supper or an exercise class at the community centre will help the aging public to become healthier and in turn, happier. She emphasized that regardless of one’s restrictions – be it the need to walk with a cane, or oxygen – there are ways to follow through with healthy changes in routine.
Dr. Khan was articulate and kind as she took time after the Public Forum to meet with patients and answer their questions.