SOURCE: Sharecare

Sharecare

April 25, 2011 12:11 ET

Sharecare.com Adds Leading Healthcare Thought Partners to Health and Wellness Question and Answer Platform

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Apr 25, 2011) - Sharecare.com, an interactive question and answer (QA) website that allows industry experts to answer health and wellness questions, today announced the expansion of their expert content network to include the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and LIVESTRONG. These "best in class" health organizations offer an additional network of more than 250,000 experts to tap into to answer consumers' health questions.

Sharecare.com allows consumers to quickly search for answers to their health and wellness questions among the collective wisdom of the nation's most trusted and respected individuals, institutions, associations, non-profits, and professional societies in the healthcare field. For content partners, the platform provides each expert content partner the ability to further their respective missions by engaging in meaningful and transparent conversations about health with the general public.

Sharecare's new content partners, who also include the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Dietetic Association and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) join a long list of prestigious healthcare institutions ranging from the American Red Cross to the American Heart Association to the International Honor Society of Nursing.

"The addition of these trusted experts enables Sharecare to advance our mission of providing the best health and wellness information online," said Jeff Arnold, Chairman and Chief Architect of Sharecare. "We are now able to augment our already rich catalogue of answers with critical information on such topics as cancer, oral health and vision care, to name a few, empowering patients to proactively manage their health and wellness."

New organizations joining the expert Sharecare network include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Endocrine Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Dan Marino Foundation
  • Dole Nutrition Institute
  • Health Science Channel
  • LIVESTRONG
  • MDLiveCare
  • Mother Nature Network
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Ovie Mughelli Foundation
  • PhRMA
  • RealAge
  • Tamia & Grant Hill Foundation
  • The Best Life
  • UCLA Medical School
  • University of Nevada, Reno Medical School

About Sharecare

Founded in 2009 and based in Atlanta, GA, Sharecare's mission is to greatly simplify the search for high-quality healthcare information and answer the world's questions of health. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Studios, HSW International, Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications, the Sharecare interactive social Q & A platform allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness. The company's innovative approach provides a wide array of expert answers to each question ranging from hospitals to MDs to non-profits to healthcare companies to active health consumers, ultimately creating a community where healthcare knowledge is built, shared and put into practice.

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