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Sharecare to Launch "HealthMakers 250: Conversations on the Leading Edge"

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[January 10, 2013]

Sharecare to Launch "HealthMakers 250: Conversations on the Leading Edge"

LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan 10, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Sharecare, an interactive health and wellness social platform providing access to expert-developed answers, health information and programs, today launched "HealthMakers 250: Conversations on the Leading Edge," a network-quality video series that features in-depth interviews with leading health and wellness luminaries and innovators.

Coinciding with the Digital Health Summit at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the launch of HealthMakers 250 will be announced during the "Breakfast of Health Champions" event from 10:00 - 10:50a.m. PT in North Hall N250. Moderated by Jeff Arnold, chairman and CEO of Sharecare, the event will feature a diverse panel of health experts to discuss how technology is playing a crucial role in changing the healthcare industry.

"We're proud to launch HealthMakers 250, a unique initiative that further exemplifies our mission to connect consumers and patients to credible health experts and associations that can help answer the top questions in health today," said Jeff Arnold. "Through this innovative video series, the best minds in medicine, wellness, science and technology will be all in one place and provide candid, thought-provoking insight into their respective fields, as well as their visions and concerns for the future of healthcare. This collective wisdom is 'of this moment' and clearly unmatched." Developed by Richard Sergay, a 30-year veteran journalist formerly with ABC News, HealthMakers 250 is accessible via Sharecare's newly designated HealthMakers 250 video channel and will consist of an online library of 2,000+ videos upon completion. Prominent health figures recently interviewed include: Drs. Mehmet Oz, Andrew Weil, David Agus, Francis Collins, Michael Roizen, Dean Ornish, Deepak Chopra, Leslie Saxon. Example questions that will be addressed include: -- What does the future of healthcare look like -- How do we fix the healthcare system -- What game-changing innovations are happening today -- How can diet and lifestyle alter our genes -- What health hurdles have we yet to conquer -- How has the internet changed medicine -- What are the critical medical issues facing America -- How do we inspire the next generation of health providers -- What health issues do doctors worry about -- What does spirituality have to do with healthcare -- How can we empower consumers to reduce their need for healthcare HealthMakers 250 is produced by Sharecare in partnership with the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA). Sharecare and the WLSA will collaborate on interactive initiatives and co-develop content and events to elevate the dialogue and collaboration between all players in the healthcare ecosystem. The partnership will also focus on advancing understanding, development and adoption of wireless and online health technologies and how they are increasingly supporting positive health and lifestyle changes.

More information on HealthMakers 250 can be found here. Visit http://www.sharecare.com/healthmakers to watch the full series of video interviews.

About Sharecare Sharecare is a health and wellness social media platform that connects people with top-ranking experts, ranging from doctors and specialists to hospitals, healthcare companies and health-conscious consumers. The power behind the site's unique Q&A format is its collective wisdom, providing health-seeking consumers with answers reflecting multiple expert perspectives -- greatly simplifying the search for quality information. Created by Jeff Arnold and Dr. Mehmet Oz in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications, Sharecare allows people to ask, learn and act upon questions of health and wellness, creating an active community where knowledge is shared and put into practice -- simply said, sharing care. Launched in 2010, Sharecare is based in Atlanta, GA.

-- Follow us on Twitter @SharecareNow -- Find us on Facebook -- Connect with us on LinkedIn -- Read our Sharecare Blog -- Watch us on YouTube About Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) The Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance (WLSA) is a special purpose trade organization committed to accelerating the adoption of innovative healthcare technologies. Our community includes CEOs, senior level executives, entrepreneurs, companies of all sizes, foundations, educational institutions, scientists, physicians, and policy makers.

The WLSA is dedicated to creating value and improving health, globally, by accelerating the adoption of technologies that empower consumers and innovative institutions. WLSA partners and companies all over the world are using wireless and connected health innovations to better manage chronic conditions, preempt disease and improve the lives of the elderly and under-served populations around the world.

-- Follow us on Twitter @WLSA_ORG -- Find us on Facebook -- Join us on LinkedIn Contact: For interviews: Karen Mazzotta Sharecare (631) 549-1580 karen@mazzotta.com For all other media inquiries: Brooke Bullen WCG on behalf of Sharecare 415-946-1070 bbullen@wcgworld.com SOURCE: Sharecare mailto:karen@mazzotta.com mailto:bbullen@wcgworld.com

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