Sharecare Top 5: Top Holiday Health Hazards, Sweat Your Cold Away, Give Your Diet Willpower a Break, and More


This week on Sharecare we’re dishing up expert advice to avoid holiday disasters, revealing the link dangerous between PsA and cholesterol, and giving you the scoop on a drug that claims to be the fountain of youth.

1. News that a common diabetes drug may help people live to a whopping 120 years old is making headlines everywhere. But is it too good to be true? We caught up with internal medicine physician and chief medical officer Dr. Keith Roach to separate fact from fiction.

2. It’s discouraging to start a diet, lose weight and then gain it right back. But studies show just thinking about dieting can trigger stress and overeating. Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen offer ways to rethink weight loss and slim down for good.

3. If you have psoriatic arthritis (PsA), you may not know the harm PsA can have on your cholesterol levels – and what that can mean for your heart. Discover the lifestyle changes and medication that can help.

4. Cold and flu season affects most people, but some lucky souls still manage to stay healthy. What’s their secret for keeping the sniffles at bay? Watch this video from Dr. Robin Miller to find out.

5. Not to sound like The Grinch, but even innocent activities this time of year — like cooking, decorating and shopping ’til you drop — can lead to injuries, elevated stress and other cheer-zapping health problems. But that shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the celebrations. Check out this doctor-driven advice on how to stay safe this holiday season.