What We’re Reading: Health Videos Online

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You are probably familiar with YouTube, the popular Web site that allows people to post videos online. But it’s not only individuals who post. Health-care companies have gotten into the act as well, setting up their own "channels" and providing videos on diabetes and other health topics.

Just recently, the pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis launched a YouTube channel called GoInsulin. The videos on GoInsulin highlight personal stories of people with Type 2 diabetes who have found success using insulin. Johnson & Johnson also has its own YouTube channel, with over a hundred videos on a wide range of health topics.

Over at DiabetesMine, Amy Tenderich is not sure how she feels about the recent trend, fearing that when health-care companies and social media mix, it can blur the line between health information and marketing. Read her comments here. What do you think?

This blog was written by Assistant Editor David Golann.

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