Empowerment is the new super power. What could be more powerful than being armed with the health info you need to live a happier healthier life-starting today? That’s our goal here at Sharecare, where we deliver expert answers to all manner of health questions, from Is apple juice safe? to What are the most important things I can do to live longer?
This new way of empowering you started when Jeff Arnold the founder of WebMD, met Dr. Mehmet Oz. Jeff says: “I was inspired by his passion, knowledge and commitment to make the world a healthier place. But as we were talking we realized that in spite of so many online advancements in how people can access health information and ground-breaking developments in emerging technology such as social networks and smart phones, chronic disease was still increasing annually.” Jeff and Dr. Oz wondered: How could the power of accurate and relevant health information + the personalization and viral capabilities of social networks = measurable change in our world’s health and wellness? The answer was Sharecare.
Sharecare brings the world’s trusted brands in health and wellness together in one site and provides those experts and brands with cutting-edge technology to deliver essential health information and community support that inspires action-whether it’s starting to eat healthier, taking better care of your skin, or making a doctor appointment right now while online. “Our goal is that is by all of us working together we can usetechnology to put accountability into care and live our healthiest lives,” Jeff says.
That’s why on Sharecare you know where health information comes from and who said it. And you get not just one answer to each of your health questions but many so that you can see the scope of a particular health condition or issue-and decide for yourself how to handle it. You can be the informed boss of your own health.
Whether you’re concerned about how NOT to get the flu or want to understand the sneaky symptoms of ovarian cancer – you’ll find not just a first opinion, but a second, third-and often more!-right here at Sharecare.
Dr. Oz and Jeff Arnold-and all of us at Sharecare-think that’s the best way to help you power your way to better health. Now go forth and be well!