Penn State Hershey Medical Center health related YouTube channel

February 19, 2009

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is proud to unveil the Penn State Hershey YouTube channel as a resource for health care videos and information. The channel has 33 videos covering a variety of topics, including neck and back pain, stroke, arthritis and joint replacements and brain tumor treatment.

Playlists also spotlight Portraits of Caring, a collection of inspirational and personal videos featuring patients, physicians, and community members, as well as Miracle Child Stories -- inspirational stories from our Children’s Miracle Network archives.

Several videos include expert physician discussions from previously taped call-in television shows:

  • Brainstorm – A live, 30-minute television special featuring Penn State Hershey neurosurgeons speaking about brain tumors, Gamma Knife technology, and other brain disorders. The show features patient testimonials and is hosted by abc27's Alicia Richards.
  • Break the Pain – A live, 30-minute show featuring physicians from the Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute. The show focused on knee and hip replacements and treatment of osteoarthritis.
  • Stroke Smart – A live, 30-minute show dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of strokes.
  • We’ve Got Your Back – A live, 30-minute television show featuring physicians from the Penn State Hershey Spine Center and patient stories related to spine care.
  • Rhythm of Life – A live, 30-minute program highlighting the region's most advanced heart care through three engaging patient stories and commentary from experts from Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute.

"We know that video provides people with a great way to learn more about health care issues, whether it is an issue you have personally or research you are doing for a loved one," said Fred DeCock, manager of web solutions at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, "YouTube gives Penn State Hershey the ability to share our vast knowledge and research with anyone searching for health information."

As more videos are produced, the Penn State Hershey YouTube channel will be expanded. Subscribers to the YouTube channel will receive e-mail notification of the addition of new videos.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009