Health and Wellness: Finalists Named in Sharecare Awards

by Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Sharecare Inc. the digital health company, founded by Jeff Arnold, helps people manage all their health in one place. Sharecare launched the Sharecare Awards[*] — a competition to inspire and honor the creators of health and wellness broadcast and digital media programming that demonstrate “sharing care.” Sharecare partnered with The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter (the producer of the Emmy®Awards), to host the inaugural…

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Twitter Heart Chat: Sharecare and American Heart Association

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA Twitter Chats are a powerful way to share valuable information in real-time.  Sharecare and the American Heart Association partner to host a Twitter Chat on Heart Health. Please join the Twitter Chat today, February 20, 2014 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, and use the Hashtag #HeartChat. In support of the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, the American Heart Association (AHA) and Sharecare, the online health and…

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Sharecare Helps to Engage and Empower Consumers with Mobile Health App-AskMD

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA From digital to doctor with a click on your iPhone or iPod touch Self-diagnosing is not a good idea, but arming yourself with accurate, credible and trustworthy information is a great idea. It’s such an exciting time in health care today. Digital technology helps to empower and engage consumers to take charge of their health, and it fosters consumers to be active participants in their healthcare. One way to…

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Brief Recap of Tweets for The Great American Smokeout

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA The Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat presented by Sharecare was ongoing spirited conversation for five hours filled with valuable information. The Hashtag #quitforgood led the chat. Every third Thursday in November The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout. First, thank you to all the participants. Thank you to all the smokers who were involved in the conversation. Whether you recently quit smoking, were looking for information on…

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Sharecare Presents: The Great American Smokeout Twitter Chat

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 43.8 million people (18 years or older), in the United States smoke cigarettes. What’s even more astounding is that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Every year in the United States more than 440,000 deaths occur. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, and lung diseases (including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic airway obstruction)….

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