CHARLESTON, S.C.--()--icyou understands that finding the answers to health questions can be costly, time-consuming, and uncomfortable or embarrassing. In addition to providing users with the ability to post and search health videos, icyou now provides its users with answers to their health-related questions from a board-certified medical specialist.
“I’m really excited that icyou can now be a starting point for customized medical information”
Millions of health videos can be found online, but often the information is misleading or inaccurate. As icyou’s Medical Editor, Dr. Prerna Mona Khanna helps to ensure the quality of icyou’s information. Now, through “Ask Dr. Mona,” she is available to directly address pressing health concerns.
“I’m really excited that icyou can now be a starting point for customized medical information,” said Dr. Mona Khanna, M.D., M.P.H. “Embarrassing questions, simple questions, complex situations...send them along. We can handle them all.”
“Ask Dr. Mona” was created in response to the high volume of user-posted comments and questions on icyou’s page on YouTube. Dr. Mona now responds to these items in addition to comments and questions posted on icyou.
The content of “Ask Dr. Mona” is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational purposes only. Patients should always consult their own physician before starting a medical treatment. For more information, visit www.icyou.com/terms-service.
Prerna Mona Khanna, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Mona, a triple board-certified medical doctor and an Emmy award-winning medical journalist, serves as icyou’s Medical Editor. In this capacity, she helps assure the medical integrity of the site and that the content is accurate and comprehensive. Her college degree is from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, her medical training is from the University of Illinois' College of Medicine, and Dr. Mona completed three specialized residencies: Internal Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Her medical knowledge is one of breadth and depth, as she has also trained at renowned medical organizations including the National Institutes of Health, Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School, Betty Ford Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, and Clinica del Lavoro in Milan, Italy. She studied terrorism medicine at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, and emergency response in L'viv, Ukraine. She spent four months studying the healthcare system in Switzerland as a Rotary Professional Scholar, and has also studied infectious disease in Hong Kong, China and Vietnam, and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Kyoto, Japan.
As the only medical doctor inducted into the Medill Hall of Achievement and the only career journalist inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Dr. Mona brings a unique combination of medical and journalistic experience to icyou. Her volunteer work with national and international humanitarian agencies for 10 years has enabled her to help victims in Sri Lanka and Indonesia after the tsunami, as well as responders after the September 11 attacks and the Alaska Airlines crash. She has worked to provide emergency medical care to evacuees after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and is a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security. Her relief efforts have earned her commendations from Congress, Texas, California, the City of Dallas and the Veterans Administration. She has been honored more than 50 times for her journalism work, including winning an Emmy Award for her creative feature “The Health Benefits of Chocolate.”
As a user-generated video aggregator, icyou (intensive content for your health) is the source for health videos online. From important medical breakthroughs to the latest diets, from recipes for people with diabetes to vlogs from cancer patients – icyou is where online communities discuss healthcare. Doctors, patients, nurses, health organizations and individuals contribute to the icyou community by uploading video. In addition, icyou creates its own top-notch health videos through Benefitfocus Media™. Join us online at www.icyou.com.