Webcast: Connect With Your Doctor

America, it's time to connect with your doctor!

Webcast: Connect With Your Doctor

Did you know that 1 out of 3 individuals don't see their doctor regularly?

Connecting with your doctor is one of the 7 simple steps to uncovering a healthier you. In fact, asking the right questions to your doctor about your health can add years back to your life. That's why you are invited to attend our special one-hour event, Sharecare Live with Dr. Oz:  Our Virtual Doc Talk. Ask Dr. Oz or one of our leading Sharecare experts your pressing health questions and receive healthy tips, advice and secrets to a good visit with your doctor.

When: Join the conversation Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Where:  https://www.sharecare.com/static/sharecare-live

Who:  Dr. Oz and a leading team of Sharecare Experts

  • Dr. Vonda Wright, a Sharecare Advisory Board member and practicing orthopaedic surgeon, has gained national prominence as an expert in active aging. One of only a few female orthopaedic surgeons in the country, she specializes in fitness and sports medicine and is the creator and director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA), a first of its kind medical and performance based program for recreational and elite athletes alike.
  • Dr. Linda Lee is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine & Digestive Center. She is also the Clinical Director of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Linda Lee is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Her areas of clinical interest are in functional gastrointestinal disorders (such as irritable bowel syndrome and gastroparesis), women's digestive health issues and integrative medicine.
  • Dr. Tanya Altmann is a leading medical authority for the popular press and entertainment industry and is a best-selling author, parenting expert and media spokesperson. A working mother and UCLA-trained pediatrician who practices in Southern California, Dr. Tanya is a designated spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, communicating complicated medical issues into easily understood concepts.
  • Dr. Mike Clark was named the “Health and Fitness Visionary of the Year” by Men’s Health magazine and is the chief science officer for Sharecare and chief executive officer of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). An industry leader, he is the creator of NASM’s exclusive Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT) model used by thousands of health and fitness professionals worldwide. Dr. Mike Clark is also recognized as one of the top physical therapists in the world and he’s entering his 11th season as the team physical therapist for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns. 

We want to hear from you. Submit a question for one or all of our top docs and be sure to attend the webcast to see if your question is answered live. Join us after the event on Sharecare as several key experts will be opening their walls and taking questions from you directly. We'll see you there! 

Submit a question and remember to join us at https://www.sharecare.com/static/sharecare-live!

Q: I end up overeating because it makes me feel better and I never really get full. I'd like to lose weight but this makes it hard. Any suggestions?

A: Being persistently hungry can cause big trouble. So can overeating for comfort/pleasure. These two behaviors, say researchers from Baylor University's Children's Nutrition Research Center, are controlled deep within your brain by serotonin-producing neurons, but operate separately from each other — one in the hypothalamus, the other in the midbrain. They both can, however, end up fueling poor nutritional choices and obesity.

Eating for Hunger

When hunger is your motive for eating, the question is: "Does your body know when you've had enough?" Well, if you are overweight, obese or have diabetes you may develop leptin resistance and your "I am full" hormone, leptin, can't do its job. The hormone's signal to your hypothalamus is dampened, and you keep eating.

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