About “Future of Health”
WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information, announced the premiere of “WebMD’s Future of Health with Robin Roberts,” developed in collaboration with “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and her independent production company, Rock’n Robin Productions. Each “Future of Health” episode presents stories about cutting-edge medical breakthroughs, inspiring individuals working to improve people’s lives, and the people that are benefiting from their efforts. The five-part digital video series and related programming, which include feature stories, slideshows, quizzes and a host of video extras, are available at http://webmd.com/futureofhealth
“The pace of health care advances is remarkable, and their impact on people’s lives cannot be overestimated,” Dr. Steven Zatz, president at WebMD, said. “We want to create experiences that engage, inspire and motivate people, and we believe that working with great storytellers like Robin Roberts, and producing powerful video content like ‘Future of Health,’ will enable us to do just that.”
WebMD and Roberts bring viewers on a journey through cutting-edge research labs, playgrounds, classrooms and people’s homes as they explore the innovative use of 3-D printing for prosthetics and organ transplantation; a new obesity treatment that offers a much-needed alternative to highly invasive gastric surgery; transformative new technology that restores vision to the blind; a highly experimental procedure enabling women without a womb to carry and deliver babies of their own; and advances in wireless medicine that turn smartphones into life-saving devices.
“Collaborating with the WebMD team on the ‘Future of Health’ has been a thrill,” said Roberts. “What’s on the medical horizon is incredible, and I hope this is just the first of many series that we will work on together.”