Sharecare Top 5: Healthy Treat Swaps, Smart Parenting Tips, What You’re Doing Wrong with Your Contact Lenses and More


Last week on Sharecare we gave you: permission to eat sweet treats, parenting advice from our resident ER expert, smart ways to take care of your contact lenses and more. Check out five of our latest posts.

1. Indulging in sweet treats like ice cream and pie can certainly make you pack on pounds. Keep your waistline trim and your taste buds happy by swapping out high-calorie offenders with these healthier options.

2. The emergency room is probably one of the last places you’d expect to learn parenting advice. Yet, after years of being an emergency room physician, Darria Long Gillespie, MD, picked up a few lessons of her own. Now she’s sharing them with you.

3. If you wear contacts, you probably rely on contact solution to keep your lenses clean. However, a strain of bacteria that causes eye infections can survive longer in solution than previously thought, according to a new study. Find out more and get tips for safely storing and handling your contact lenses.

4. Many hospitals and doctors’ officers have implemented electronic health records (EHRs) to make it easier to track your medical history. But what happens when there’s a computer glitch? Are your records – and your health – still safe? Here are five ways to reduce your risk of EHR-related errors.

5. You don’t have to try elaborate diets or workouts to torch extra calories. Barbara Ficarra, RN, reveals how the push of a button can save you 100 calories a day – no sweating necessary.