ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire -07/30/12)- Sharecare, an interactive health and wellness social platform providing people with access to expert-developed answers, information and programs to live their healthiest life, announced today that HealthyWomen (HW) has joined their robust network of experts to help answer consumer questions related to all aspects of women's health.
As the nation's leading independent health information source for women, HealthyWomen and its health and wellness experts will contribute content on Sharecare.com that will educate, inform and increase awareness about smart and healthy choices women can undertake to improve their overall lifestyles, as well as for their families and loved ones.
"Our partnership with Sharecare is a perfect fit for HealthyWomen," said Beth Battaglino, RN, executive director of HealthyWomen. "Sharecare's unique platform of providing answers to consumers' most pressing health questions aligns with HealthyWomen's strategic mission and is a natural extension for us in providing women with quality, medically-vetted health news and information."
In the United States alone, 13.5 percent of women aged 18 and older are in fair or poor health. In fact, approximately 36 percent of women 20 years and over are obese, while 32.8 percent have hypertension.(i) Therefore, experts from HealthyWomen will be able to share insightful information and answer questions related to a broad range of health topics specific to women, including: heart health, diet and nutrition, beauty and aging, sex and relationships, pregnancy and parenting, and midlife and menopause. HealthyWomen experts are also knowledgeable about special concerns related to potentially life-threatening conditions for women, such as: diabetes, ovarian and breast cancer, thyroid disease and osteoporosis.
"HealthyWomen will add significant value to the Sharecare platform by empowering women with the right tools to learn more about their health and connect with credible resources that will help them take the appropriate action to live their healthiest lives," said Donna Hill Howes, RN, MS, senior vice president of Sharecare.
Visit HealthyWomen's page on Sharecare.com at: http://www.sharecare.com/group/healthywomen.
HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women. For nearly 25 years, women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. HW provides award-winning health information through a wide array of online content and print publications that are original, objective and reviewed and approved by medical experts. Its HON-certified website, www.HealthyWomen.org®, was recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" for the third year in a row and was named the top women's health website by Dr. Mehmet Oz in O, The Oprah Magazine. To learn more, visit www.HealthyWomen.org.
Launched in 2010 and based in Atlanta, GA, Sharecare is an interactive, social Q & A platform that allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz, in partnership with Harpo Studios, Remark Media (MARK), Sony Pictures Television, and Discovery Communications, the company's innovative approach provides the consumer access to a wide array of health and wellness experts ranging from hospitals to doctors, specialists to non-profits, to healthcare companies and active health consumers, creating a thriving community where healthcare knowledge is built, shared and put into practice.
(i) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Women's Health. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/womens_health.htm. Accessed July 11, 2012.
WCG on behalf of Sharecare