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Laugh and Learn While Waiting to See Your Doctor

Patients Get Engaged by Humorous Health Tips Broadcast into Busy Waiting Rooms

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Lyceum Health and HUTV have partnered to bring humorous and engaging health tips to hospital and medical office waiting rooms across Alberta. HUTV began presenting health tips from the MyHealthTips.com video series earlier today starting with the Top Ten Tips for Managing Type 2 Diabetes. Additional videos available for presentation include health tips related to high blood pressure, weight control, smoking cessation, and asthma.

Historically, waiting to see your doctor has been a dry, boring, and sometimes stressful experience. Lyceum Health looks to liven up that experience by presenting fresh, humorous video messages that catch the attention of waiting room audiences and help them take the right steps towards changing their health behaviours.

Each health tip is based on rock-solid evidence and has been reviewed by Alberta Health Services for compliance. Dr. Robert Buckman and Monty Python alum Terry Jones serve as the hosts of each segment - bringing their irrepressible charm and wit to what is typically uninspiring and sometimes intimidating material.

"Given the increasing burdens on our health care system, it's critical to engage and motivate individuals with chronic health conditions to take a more active role in managing their health and thus improve outcomes," says George Thompson, CEO of Lyceum Health.

"We're extremely excited with the opportunity to combine leading health research, top tier entertainers and innovative technology to create a patient-centric solution that can be delivered at a time and location where individuals are highly motivated to take action."

Patients who are interested in viewing the complete series of health tips can visit www.myhealthtips.com and purchase the series DVD which includes access to an innovative online health management program.

About MyHealthTips.com

MyHealthTips.com helps individuals, particularly men, manage chronic health conditions and live healthier lives through innovative and entertaining health programs. They recognize the leadership role that many women play as the family's chief health officer and their frustration in finding effective ways to encourage and motivate the men in their lives to take better care of their health. MyHealthTips.com designs and creates innovative solutions that address these important health challenges. MyHealthTips.com is owned and operated by Lyceum Health.

About Lyceum Health

Lyceum Health is a team of world-class, support program facilitators, health educators, medical copywriters and editors, designers, medical illustrators, and technology experts who have researched and developed over 1,500 patient and family education programs over the last 15 years. Their experience has shown time and again how complicated, confusing, and difficult it can be to understand health-related information.

About Health Unlimited Television Network

Health Unlimited Television (HUTV), in partnership with Alberta Health Services, utilizes leading edge technology to deliver customized, broadcast quality health and wellness programs to waiting room screens and health facilities across Alberta. HUTV produces and delivers high quality health information programming that inspires patients and the public to take an active interest in their personal health.

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