People can go online to get information about nearly anything, from cleaning tips to etiquette to general questions about their personal lives. Why not health care?
As one of 11 original programs on UHC TV, Ask the Experts offers that option by engaging health care consumers and encouraging them to submit questions about important health topics.
UHC TV went live in November 2011 as an online television network that delivers valuable, helpful content to people while allowing them to view and keep track of videos using their preferred method desktop computer, tablet, smartphone or Internet-enabled TV.
From the Expert Alley channel on UHC TV, viewers can watch short clips of the latest information or select an expert from the panel of credentialed professionals and submit their own questions. Should their question get selected, viewers can choose to be notified when the information is available.
Current programs and their related experts include:
Joyful Cooking with Maggie Gilbert
No-Nonsense Nutrition with Kathleen Zelman, R.D.
Seeing Clearly with Dr. Linda Chous
Healthy Kids with Dr. Catherine Palmier
Dental Focus with Dr. John Luther, D.D.S.
Chiropractic Q&A with Dr. Michael Krejci, D.C.
Focus on Prevention with Dr. Jackie Stiff
Medications and You with Dr. Susan Maddux, Pharm.D.
Fitness for Life with Fitness Expert Meredith Rudh
Emotional Fitness with Arleen Fitzgerald, LICSW
Love Your Body, Live Your Life with Alternative Health Expert Dr. Elson Haas
Men's Health with Dr. Arthur Puff
New video responses are posted weekly, and viewers can sign up to receive email updates sent every Thursday to a designated email address by entering their information in the Subscribe box in the lower right corner of the site.
All content is open to the public and all original content includes a way for users to embed the video on their blog, Facebook® page, Twitter® stream, or via another social media service. This enables UnitedHealthcare to engage with all Americans, not just those who have a UnitedHealthcare benefit plan.
By presenting relevant, focused, educational and entertaining video programs about good health and living well, UHC TV may help people get inspired to grow healthy and live better, supporting the mission to help people live healthier lives.