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ADA sets up a discussion forum for the “peeps”


April 25, 2011
by ken

The ADA is to provide expert content in response to consumer questions….

CHICAGOApril 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Dental Association (ADA) has joined forces with Sharecare, a new online resource that invites the public to submit health-related questions and have them answered by health professionals.

The website (“www.sharecare.com“) was created by Mehmet Oz, M.D., a physician who first began fielding questions on “The Oprah Show” and now hosts “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Jeff Arnold,founder of WebMD. Investors include Harpo Productions

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which produces Oprah Winfrey‘s talk show, and Discovery Communications. Sharecare’s goal is to provide accurate, clear and concise health information from multiple points of view.

“Sharecare’s partnership with the American Dental Association completes a necessary circle in total health as we learn more and more the importance of oral health in overall wellness,” Dr. Oz said. “Sharecare will provide a platform for the American Dental Association to provide essential information from multiple points of view and provide consumers with vital resources.”

The ADA will be a leading resource for the oral health content on the site, which launched in 2010, answering questions and providing information about various topics. The ADA will join other top health associations currently on the site as Sharecare resources, including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, the American Association of Retired Persons, American Diabetes Association and several leading hospitals.

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