Sharecare Top 5: Stress-Relieving Tricks, Expert Heart Health Tips and Your Own Measles Vaccination Cheat Sheet

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This week on Sharecare we’re sharing advice from top cardiologists, giving you tension-soothing tips and helping you stay safe against the measles.

1. Life’s ups and downs don’t have to take a long-term health toll. Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen offer these strategies to manage your stress.

2. Not sure if you’ve received the measles vaccine? Learn what you can do to make sure you’re protected from this recent outbreak.

3. Get the 411 on what Sharecare’s best heart doctors recommend to keep your ticker in tip-top shape.

4. Need to tame your appetite? Watch this video to find out the three liquids that may help suppress your hunger.

5. If you’re struggling with a low libido, you owe it to yourself — and your partner — to find out why. Discover smart ways to open up about sexual issues with your loved one.

Sharecare Top 5: The Scoop on Superbugs, How Marriage Helps Your Heart and Ways to Get Rid of Back Pain


On Sharecare we’re giving you the 411 on scary antibiotic-resistant bacteria, showing you the heart-healthy perks of a great spouse and sharing quick tips to prevent back aches.

1. Superbugs don’t just sound scary – they really are. Get the lowdown on these drug-resistant organisms and learn more about how dangerous they could be for your health.

2. Marriage is good for you, and not just in the Valentine’s Day, romantic kind of way. Learn why your spouse could be key to your good health.

3. Medications aren’t your only option to deal with psoriasis scales and bumps. Check out these six natural ways to better manage your symptoms.

4. Looking to improve your overall wellness? Find out how a health buddy can be a powerful tool to transform your health.

5. Research confirms that modern life habits – such as texting and sitting at a desk all day – are major triggers for common back pain. Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen give you steps to protect your back.


Sharecare Top 5: The 5 Ways to Boost Your Eye Health, Sex Dos and Don’ts and What You Need to Know About Measles

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On Sharecare we’re teaching you how to protect your vision, giving you tips for a happier sex life and filling you in on a frighteningly contagious disease.

1. These smart steps protect your eyes from the leading causes of vision loss and can boost your overall health, too. Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen offer tips to help you guard your eyesight.

2. What worked for a past lover might not be your current partner’s cup of tea. Sex therapist Sari Cooper, LCSW, explains why you should leave the past behind you — and what to do instead.

3. After years of relatively few cases, the measles is making a comeback. Get the facts about this highly infectious disease and how to avoid it.

4. Suffering from psoriasis but also feeling joint aches? It could be psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Check out this guide to better understand PsA symptoms, causes, treatment and more.

5. Want a diet that’s good for your waistline and your wallet? Watch this video for three simple tips to save money on your shopping bill.

Sharecare Top 5: Your Anti-Inflammatory Diet Guide, Stress-Busting Yoga Moves and a Quick Tip to Boost Memory

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On Sharecare we’re giving you the latest update on this nasty cold and flu season, sharing the best yoga stretches to de-stress and helping you eat right to prevent inflammation.

1. Are your stress levels through the roof? Yoga can help. Tame your tension and breathe easier with these seven poses.

2. Take control of your health with an anti-inflammatory diet. This step-by-step eating plan is easy to follow and tastes great, too.

3. Debating whether you should get the flu shot? Despite a 23% vaccine effectiveness rate this year, experts still recommend it. Find out why.

4. Men, there are plenty of reasons to get excited for some romance in bedroom – including some surprising health perks. Discover the top health benefits of sex.

5. If you’re looking to sharpen your brain and boost your memory, learn how a small dose of curiosity – and a handful of dark chocolate – may help.

Sharecare Top 5: Beat the Flu, Feel Your Best in 2015 and Find Out Why You Need a Good Laugh


On Sharecare we’re giving you the lowdown on this dangerous flu season, helping you reach your health and wellness goals in the New Year, showing you how laughter may actually be the best medicine – and more.

1. Looking to improve your overall wellness this year? With Transform YOU’s weight-loss program, celebrity trainer David Buer and Ashley Koff, RD, bring you personalized workouts, nutrition tips and daily motivation essential to slim down and take control of your health.

2. According to the CDC, this year’s fast-spreading flu is now an epidemic. Find out how to treat it — and ways to recognize flu symptoms that can turn deadly.

3. From relieving stress to keeping off the pounds, laughter works wonders for your well-being. Find out other ways a hearty laugh may boost your health from Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen.

4. Men, we get it — you’re busy. But skipping breakfast raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems. Get a healthy start with these quick and easy breakfast ideas.

5. If your child or teen has ADHD, you know that getting — and keeping — his or her attention can be difficult. Improve lines of communication with these expert tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Amen Clinics.

Sharecare Top 5: Why You Should Rethink Your Diet Drink, 3 Get-Fit Shortcuts and Remedies for Winter Join Pain


On Sharecare we’re helping you start the New Year off right with tips for quick and effective workouts, warning you against the health dangers of artificial sweeteners and giving you ways to beat arthritis flare-ups on those cold, damp winter days.

1. Did you know that one 12-ounce can of soda can contain about 9 teaspoons of sugar? Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen explain why you may want to ditch the diet drinks — and what you should reach for instead.

2. Don’t let winter weather render you inactive. Find out which foods help curb inflammation and soothe achy joints on chilly days.

3. So you made the New Year’s resolution to get in shape, but now you can’t seem to find the time. Check out these strategies to turn everyday activities into exercise and burn more calories fast.

4. Confused about the flu shot? Will it actually protect you? Emergency medicine physician Darria Long Gillespie, MD, straightens out the myths, gives you the facts and hands out helpful tips on what you should do to stay healthy this cold and flu season.

5. If you’re worried about your baby’s delicate skin this winter, show them some TLC with these nine ways to keep their skin soft and healthy.

Sharecare Top 5: 5 Holiday Food Swaps, Tips to Sleep Better, Prenatal Yoga Stretches and More

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On Sharecare we’re outlining nine easy steps to get more slumber, showing you how to de-stress during pregnancy and helping you fight winter weight gain with delicious alternatives to holiday favorites.

1. Are mashed potatoes better than green bean casserole? Should you pass on Grandma’s pumpkin pie for the cheesecake? Find out with our guide to healthy holiday eats.

2. Whether you’re a first-time mom or have had a child before, pregnancy can be exciting — and exhausting. That’s why we’ve put together these easy, calming yoga poses to get you through the backaches, restless nights and more.

3. If you’re worried about what holiday treats may be doing to your teeth, follow this expert advice to improve your oral health and keep those pearly whites shining.

4. Foggy mind? Damaged arteries? Growing belly? Dodge these health problems with this five-minute fix from Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen.

5. From gift shopping to family entertaining, the best time of the year can also be the most tiring. Try this deep-sleep plan that will help you get a good night’s rest and wake up feeling energized.

Sharecare Top 5: Avoid Meltdowns, Give the Gift of Health and Stay Safe this Holiday Season

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On Sharecare we’re letting you in on ways to beat the stress, sharing recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth without expanding your waistline and giving you some expert safety tips — all in time for the holidays.

1. Hosting a holiday party? You’ll have everyone crowded around the snacks instead of under the mistletoe with these mouth-watering – and guilt-free – desserts.

2. From devices that track activity to sensors that give insight into sleep patterns, check out these high-tech health gadgets that make great stocking stuffers.

3. With presents to buy, family to entertain and cookies to bake, holiday prep can be overwhelming. If you’re feeling frazzled, check out these tips to tame the tension.

4. Too much eggnog can give you more than just a hangover. Get the scoop from Dr. Darria Long Gillespie on how excess partying can lead to what some experts call Holiday Heart Syndrome, and ways you can avoid it.

5. Doing some decorating? Putting up the tree? Watch out for holiday hazards that could turn a joyful time with loved ones into an unplanned trip to the ER.

Sharecare Top 5: Tips to Avoid the Flu, Ease Psoriasis, Stay Sharp and More

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On Sharecare we’re showing you how to get better results from your workouts, helping you ease psoriasis symptoms and telling you a few simple tricks to help protect your memory.

1. This year’s flu season could be a rough one, according to recent news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Darria Long Gillespie, MD, explains how to protect you and your family.

2. Many people suffer from the itchy, painful symptoms of psoriasis and don’t get the help they need. Get relief and prevent psoriasis flare-ups with these tips.

3. Men: Extra weight around your middle isn’t just bad for your health – it can wreak havoc in the bedroom, too. Check out these ways to burn belly fat fast and get your sex life back on track.

4. Have you become more forgetful? Don’t blame your age: Trans fats could be the harming your memory. Learn which foods have them and how to steer clear.

5. Don’t let the spirit of Thanksgiving fade as the December holidays approach. Find out the benefits of adopting an attitude of gratitude all year long.

Sharecare Top 5: Ease Fears About Thanksgiving Travel, Try Diabetes-Friendly Smoothies, Avoid Menopausal Weight Gain


On Sharecare we’re offering: ways to travel in comfort and without fear of Ebola this Thanksgiving, recipes for diabetes-friendly smoothies and easy ways to avoid weight gain during menopause.

1. Headaches and nausea are classic signs of motion sickness, and they can make your plane or car ride miserable. With Thanksgiving travel around the corner, now’s the perfect time to get Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen’s solutions to tame these symptoms.

2. Speaking of Thanksgiving travel, are you anxious about getting on a plane during the Ebola outbreak? Here are three reasons to pack your bags and fly without fear.

3. Juice-bar smoothies are calorie and carbohydrate bombs, which can be a problem for people with diabetes. Instead, add these delicious blood sugar-safe smoothies to your menu for a healthy breakfast or energizing snack.

4. If you’re nearsighted, you’ve probably had plenty of awkward moments when you weren’t wearing glasses or contacts. But there may be a perk to this vision impairment after all. Learn about the brainy side of being nearsighted.

5. If you’re facing menopause and worry about the weight gain that often comes with it, check out these three tips to help you keep your waistline in check.