If online medical searches are turning you into a hypochondriac, these doctors may have the cure for what ails you.
“Doctablet”, which was launched this week, is a series of animated, online videos hosted by respected physicians that explain basic health issues through storytelling.
Dr. Jose Taveras and Dr. Christopher Palmeiro created it as an alternative to boring pamphlets, inaccurate search engine results, and uninformed health blogs.
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Doctablet’s videos provide accurate, factual medical information in an entertaining format. They’re free of medical jargon and explain health matters in easy to understand illustrations — such as comparing diabetes to the workings of an old-fashioned locomotive or heart attacks to your car’s engine.
“I’m a jokester and I love breaking things down in a novel way,” Dr. Palmeiro said. “This method is not only more fun than, ‘here, read this pamphlet,’ it keeps with educational practices of today. How do we learn? We go online.”
They unveiled their Doctablet website with four videos to start — in addition to the ones mentioned above, there’s one about how carbohydrates and processed foods affect your body and another explaining abnormal sugar levels.
Each video features both English and Spanish language versions. They’ll be adding more in the future to address more medical issues. There’s even a countdown timer to let you know when the next video – on cholesterol – will be available.
(WATCH the video from Doctablet below and SUBSCRIBE to all their videos on YouTube) — Photo: Doctablet
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