April 13, 2018

Mayo teams up with NBC for health education show, Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic

By Karl Oestreich

by Ala Errebhi

A new medical show is making it's series premiere this Saturday morning, but it might not be the kind of show you're thinking about. There's no KTTC-10-Rochester logodrama or plot twists in the half-hour show, it's all science and medicine, focusing on lifestyle choices and how they impact your health. It's important in Rochester because Mayo Clinic is working with the NBC Network on the project.  We spoke with one of the show's hosts, former KTTC anchor Vivien Williams, as well as the show's medical director Dr. Pritish Tosh to know what Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic is all about it.

Reach:  KTTC-TV Channel 10 is the Rochester, Minnesota-based NBC affiliate.  Its website has more than 160,00 unique visitors each month.

Additional coverage:

Becker’s Hospital Review, Mayo Clinic, NBC launch show on personal health by Emily Rappleye — Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic teamed up with NBC News to air its first episode of  the weekly TV show "Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic" on April 7, the Post Bulletin reports. The show aims to provide viewers of all ages with reliable information on personal health and happiness, from nutrition to satisfaction with everyday life. Its creators told the Post Bulletin they hope the show will help debunk popular myths about health and wellness, and spur people to establish healthy habits before they get sick.


Context: Mayo Clinic experts will be featured in “Health + Happiness With Mayo Clinic,” a new weekly half-hour program that will premiere on April 7 as part of the NBC Network’s Saturday morning programming block. With the addition of “Health + Happiness With Mayo Clinic” to the three-hour educational and informational programming block, “The More You Know,” viewers will continue to experience high-quality, inspiring stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement and diversity. “Health + Happiness With Mayo Clinic,” which will be produced by Tremendous Entertainment, will showcase how simple lifestyle changes can significantly affect health, well-being and attitude. Host Joy Bauer, leading nutrition expert, influencer and “Today” nutrition and health expert for over a decade, will dish out helpful strategies on forming healthy eating habits. Joining Bauer as co-host will be Vivien Williams, who reports for Mayo Clinic News Network and has been sharing Mayo Clinic breakthroughs for nearly two decades, will bring science and innovation to the table on living a healthier and happier life. More information can be found on Mayo Clinic News Network.

Contact:  Traci Klein

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