Neurosurgery Patient Chronicles Barnes-Jewish Visits on YouTube


Neurosurgery patient Scott Carnes chronicled his recent visits to Barnes-Jewish Hospital on YouTube.

We came across this on YouTube recently and thought it would be good to share for anyone who may get diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The Rev. Scott Carnes is a neurosurgery patient who recently had a stay at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He chronicled many of his visits to our hospital through his YouTube account, scotteugene79. He even has video of staples being removed from his head. Overall, he does a great job of explaining what many neurosurgery patients want to know before they undergo surgery and we encourage you to scroll through the videos he posted about his care.

The one we’ll share here is about as ultimate an endorsement as you can get. Scott, thanks for the kind words, but thank you for taking time to share your story.

-Jason Merrill


KSDK’s Zigman Launches New YouTube Channel for Pedal the Cause


KSDK’s Leisa Zigman has a new YouTube Channel at to encourage people to sign up for Pedal the Cause, the cycling event October 1-2 in downtown St. Louis with 100% of proceeds benefiting the Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Here’s the first video from her channel:

-Jason Merrill

Top 10 Hospital Videos of 2010


Since I’m being inundated with frivolous Top 10 lists in my favorite magazines and websites, I thought I’d add to the fray by including a list of our own.

Following are the Top 10 videos on the BJH YouTube channel for 2010.  These videos received the most views, and some of them might surprise you.

Without further ado, prepare to be delighted, astounded, and informed as you browse through our best of the best in 2010!

#1 – Sudden Cardiac Death and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Young Atheletes

#2 – Overcoming Wilson’s Disease

#3 – STEMI Heart Attack

#4 – Hemorrhagic Stroke

#5 – Ventricular Assist Devices

#6 – Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

#7 – Kidney Pancreas Transplants

#8 – Dr. Justin Brown, Neurosurgeon, Nerve Injury Specialist

#9 – Atrial Fibrillation

#10 – I’ve Got  A Feeling It’s Nurses Week!


Watching your health – on YouTube


I ran across a post on CNN’s health blog recently about a survey that found one in three visitors to YouTube was looking for health information.

On the face of it, who would go to YouTube, home of dramatic chipmunks and homemade Stairway to Heaven music videos, to find out what to expect after a diabetes diagnosis?

But the more I thought about, the more  sense it made. We know that people are turning to the web more often for health information. We realize that video is one of the best ways to convey information on the web – it lets the  professionals and patients tell stories in their own words, and lets viewers actually see procedures and equipment.

As far a YouTube, there are more ways to access videos on the site than going to the homepage and putting “health” in the search bar. For instance, Barnes-Jewish posts all of its videos on YouTube. We do have a Barnes-Jewish YouTube channel, but we link the videos to our website, Facebook pages and this blog. So every time you watch a video from these places, you’re watching YouTube.

So, one out of three visitors to YouTube seeking health information? Definitely.

Here’s a link to the Barnes-Jewish YouTube channel. Watch some videos. Tell us which ones you like. Tell us what else you’d like to see.

-posted by Kathy Holleman

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