Cleveland Clinic Offering Free Online Videos To Encourage Health and Wellness

CLEVELAND, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continued effort to promote health and wellness, Cleveland Clinic is offering free educational online videos through a specially developed page on the world's most popular video sharing service, YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/clevelandclinic). The regularly updated videos are intended to educate, motivate and inspire healthy lifestyle choices.

The first series of videos featured on the new Cleveland Clinic YouTube page is associated with the Walk for Good Campaign developed by Cleveland Clinic with Google. Following an introductory video, there are weekly videos that offer tips to help participants make the most out of making a daily walk part of a healthy lifestyle. In addition, there are videos featuring Cleveland Clinic health and wellness experts discussing a broad range of useful subjects designed to promote healthy choices and educate anyone interested in maintaining and enhancing health through smart decisions and positive wellness-oriented activities.

"Cleveland Clinic is committed to offering patients the most up-to-date information available, and the advent of video sharing sites makes this even more possible," said C. Martin Harris, M.D., Chief Information Officer, Cleveland Clinic. "Internet users can view videos 24 hours a day, and they have the opportunity to share these videos with their friends and family."

Cleveland Clinic's online videos can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/clevelandclinic, or by browsing the popular video sharing site, YouTube and searching for the key words, Cleveland Clinic.

About the Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation's best hospitals in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" survey. Approximately 1,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers at Cleveland Clinic and Cleveland Clinic Florida represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2007, there were 3.5 million outpatient visits to Cleveland Clinic and 50,455 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries. Cleveland Clinic's Web site address is www.clevelandclinic.org

SOURCE Cleveland Clinic



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