American Chiropractic Association Brings Chiropractic Wellness Perspective to Sharecare Web site

Oct 13, 2010, 11:55 ET from American Chiropractic Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 80% of adults online are interested in learning more about health and wellness. But bouncing from one health Web site to another is not always fitting when you need answers, or options. Consumers can now find reliable answers, from multiple perspectives, in one convenient place thanks to Sharecare and its array of content partners such as the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).  

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Sharecare is a new Web site created by Internet entrepreneur Jeff Arnold, the originator of WebMD, and Dr. Mehmet Oz, a leading cardiac surgeon, health expert and host of "The Dr. Oz Show," along with Harpo Studios, HSW International, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications.

Sharecare is an interactive, social Q&A platform designed to greatly simplify the search for quality health care information. Its mission is to answer the world's questions of health and achieve a collective wisdom by developing a comprehensive database of all of the questions of health and wellness and then actively recruiting industry experts to answer them.

A range of physicians and nurses groups, hospitals, clinics, authors, health care companies and non-profits are lending their knowledge to the project. From ACA, to the American Red Cross, the American Diabetes Association, John's Hopkins Medicine, and others, Sharecare is bringing together the top minds in health care to provide consumers with multiple perspectives within a single Web site dedicated to improving health. The site will arm patients with more information about their health care options and empower them to make better choices.

"Sharecare is a new and exciting way to help educate patients and encourage them to discover chiropractic care," said ACA President Rick McMichael, DC. "Visitors will be delighted to learn about the chiropractic approach to health care, which is wellness-focused, patient-centered, conservative and whole person. Chiropractic physicians offer approaches to health and wellness that can complement or provide alternatives to medication or surgery."

"A partnership between ACA and Sharecare is a natural fit," said Donna Hill Howes, senior vice president, Sharecare. "By bringing together the full spectrum of health care disciplines on an expert social QA platform to facilitate conversations about health, Sharecare is creating an environment that will foster innovation within the health care community. We are thrilled to feature the chiropractic profession's perspective on health and wellness."

You can visit Sharecare now at www.sharecare.com.

About ACA

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA), based in Arlington, Va., is the largest professional association in the United States representing doctors of chiropractic. ACA promotes the highest standards of ethics and patient care, contributing to the health and well-being of millions of chiropractic patients. To find a doctor of chiropractic near you, visit www.acatoday.org.

About Sharecare

Founded in 2009 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Sharecare 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 QA 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 nonprofits to healthcare companies to active health consumers, ultimately creating a community where healthcare knowledge is built, shared and put into practice.

SOURCE American Chiropractic Association



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