Sharecare Top 5: Flu Shot Myths that Can Make You Sick

Break out the tissues and hand sanitizer. Flu season, which typically begins in the fall, is in full swing. With it comes a slew of misinformation about the flu shot,…

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Take Part in World Intervention Day

If I can do it – you can too; help someone you care about, love even, take a step to getting better from what ails them. In my non-profit life, I…

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Today’s Headlines: Harmless Lung Tumors, Gene Therapy and Meningitis B

Study says many lung cancer tumors prove harmless: “A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would…

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You Wanted to Know: Cushing’s Syndrome

When your body is exposed to too much of the hormone cortisol, you may develop a condition known as Cushing’s syndrome. Cushing’s syndrome is relatively uncommon, but often results in…

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You Wanted to Know: Acanthosis Nigricans

Have you checked the back of your neck recently? You may be one of the approximately 20% of Americans who has acanthosis nigricans, a darkening of skin folds that is…

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You Wanted to Know: Hyperthyroidism or Anxiety?

Anxious, shaky, tired and irritable? A lot of people (doctors included) might write these common complaints off as being due to too much stress or too little sleep. But if…

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You Wanted to Know: Sleep Apnea

Not only is snoring a bother, it is also potentially dangerous. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a disruptive breathing condition that can raise the risk of a…

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Today’s Headlines: Strep Throat, Malaria and Gender X

Two questions may rule out strep throat: Figuring out if your sore throat could be strep throat might soon be easier with the help of a simple app. The app…

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You Wanted to Know: Ringworm

Let’s get this straight: Despite its name, there are no worms involved with ringworm. Ringworm, also known as tinea corporis, is a common skin infection caused by a type of…

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Today’s Headlines: Hangover Cures, Peanut Butter and Loud Noises

Is Sprite the cure for your hangover woes?: Bubbly drinks may help you recover after overindulging in alcohol, a new study shows. Researchers “tested 57 different beverages including Huo ma…

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