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The iPod: Loaded with valuable information

One of the most talked about media devices in the entertainment industry can also keep patients informed about their health. Just ask Indianapolis-based Clarian Health, whose bariatric patients now benefit from the technology through the facility's healthPod program. Patients who commit to weight-loss surgery at Clarian have the option of getting a free video iPod loaded with podcasts that feature segments about the hospital's bariatrics program, such as » a question-and-answer session with the department's medical director » testimonials from people who have had the weight-loss surgery at the hospital » a video tour of the hospital where the surgery will take place » information about the importance of family support before and after the surgery