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Health/Fitness Research Guide: Streaming Videos

Free streaming health videos

The following streaming videos are offered free-of-charge by various government organizations, universities, private companies, and hospitals.

Anatomy Videos - A series of videos on body systems and disorders, sponsored by MedlinePlus.

CDC-TV - "CDC-TV videos cover a variety of health, safety and preparedness topics as part of CDC′s goal of achieving true improvements in people′s lives by accelerating health impact and reducing health disparities."

eMedTV - Informational videos designed to help patients plan healthcare decisions with their physician.

Mayo Clinic - The official YouTube channel of the Mayo Clinic. Features a variety of videos on medical and public health topics.

MIT Video Health Channel - Videotaped lectures on health topics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering - These videos show the latest technological advances in diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Stanford Health Video Library - Videotaped lectures of experts discussing the latest developments in medicine.

Videos of Surgical Procedures - Another series of medical videos provided by MedlinePlus.

Films on Demand

Films on Demand offers over 40,000 high-quality academic videos in most academic disciplines, including over 1,000 about Personal Health & Wellness. The video embedded below, titled The truth about getting fit at home, is a BBC production and just one example of the high-quality videos available in the collection.


Free streaming exercise videos - Over 100 yoga videos, featuring trained practitioners.

Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults - A variety of videos related to senior health. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability - Tips for health promotion and obesity management for people with disabilities.

Physical Activity for Everyone - Tips on proper muscle strengthening techniques provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.