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SharecareNow: Twitter Event, Informative Infographic, and 10 Top Experts in Stress!

By December 13, 2012

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Earlier this week, I shared some good news about an award About.co health won for its health-related resources. I'm thrilled to announce even more good news, some of which hits me personally, and all of which offers you new resources you can use. Yes, this week brings some exciting news from SharecareNow, and it can help you to better manage your stress. Here are four things to know:

Sharecare Now Names The Top 10 Online Influencers

Looking at dozens of different metrics, SharecareNow identified 10 top writers and bloggers who have something to say about stress and stress management. The good news is that you already know one of them--it's me! Here is a list of the Top 10. Knowing whose blogs to read (and who to follow in social media) when it comes to stress management can help you to find the resources you need to make your life happier and healthier as you are more able to manage your stress. So come back to this blog often, take advantage of the other ongoing stress management resources from this site (if you haven't already), and visit the other members of the Top 10 as well! They are as follows:
  1. Gretchen Rubin - Happiness-Project.com
    New York Times bestselling author and leader of The Happiness Project movement
  2. Ashley Turner, MA - PositivelyPositive.com
    Yoga-meditation instructor and blogger, psychotherapist, mind-body expert
  3. Margarita Tartakovsky, MS - PsychCentral.com
    Associate editor at PsychCentral.com, featured writer for Weightless and blogger
  4. Elizabeth Scott, MS - Stress.About.com
    Wellness coach and stress management writer for About.com
  5. Judy Martin - Forbes.com
    Emmy® award-winning journalist, blogger for Forbes.com and founder of WorkLifeNation.com
  6. Daisy Sutherland - DrMommyOnline.com
    Founder and CEO of Dr. Mommy Online, an online resource for busy women and moms.
  7. Eliz Greene - EmbraceYourHeart.com
    Founder of EmbraceYourHeart.com, who survived a heart attack at age 35 while pregnant with twins.
  8. Amanda Enayati - TheChart.blogs.cnn.com
    Contributing writer for CNN Health; cancer survivor and mother of two.
  9. Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP - PsychologyToday.com
    Lawyer turned positive psychology practitioner on Psychology Today, Huffington Post blogger and founder and CEO of the Marie Elizabeth Company
  10. Elisha Goldstein, PhD - HuffingtonPost.com
    Clinical psychologist and creator of the Mindfulness at Work program

Infographic Shares Important Statistics On Stress

75-90% of doctors' visits have been linked to stress. 39% of people overeat or eat junk food to cope with stress. 91% of children say their parents yell, complain, or argue when stressed. There is a lot to know about stress--there are hundreds of articles about various aspects of stress and stress management on this site alone! However, sometimes knowing just a few key pieces of information about stress (like the statistics mentioned above) can make a big difference in your understanding of stress and motivation for stress management, and be just the right amount of information for one sitting. Enter SharecareNow's new stress infographic--it provides memorable and informative statistics about stress that can move you into action. (It was too big for me to post here, but you can view it at SharecareNow.

Twitter Event This Friday With Sharecare Experts

This Friday at 1pm EST, there will be a Twitter event hosted by SharecareNow experts. (I'll be one of them!) Just visit @SharecareNow on Twitter, post questions or stress-related tweets with the hashtag #Calm&Cool, and join us! Participants include Judy Martin @judymartin8, Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP @pauladavislaack, Dr. Patricia Bloom @MountSinai, Dr. Dinah Miller @HopkinsMedicine, and me, Elizabeth Scott, MS @elizabethscott. We hope to see you there!

Sharecare Offers Resources You Can Use For Stress Management and Health

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 site offers a unique Q&A format that provides answers from a variety of experts whose collective wisdom provides health-seeking consumers with answers reflecting multiple expert perspectives -- greatly simplifying the search for quality information. Created by Jeff Arnold (of WebMD) and Dr. Mehmet Oz in partnership with Harpo Productions, Sony Pictures Television and Discovery Communications, Sharecare enables readers to ask, learn and act upon questions related to health and wellness, creating a knowledgeable, practical community. In addition to the information about stress that you will find here, and the question-and-answer format that you will find at Ask.com, SharecareNow is a site you should visit regularly for answers to your questions about health, wellness, and stress management.

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