Melissa Freer-Smith

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Affiliation:

  • Well Being--Nutrition & Wellness Services, LLC, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For the second time this week, a major U.S. manufacturer of ice cream has recalled all of its products because of possible contamination with the bacteria listeria.

    Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams said Thursday that it was recalling all of ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new look at what kinds of foods might help people keep their weight in check as they age found that not all calories are created equal and some foods are not as bad for the middle-aged waistline as many believe.

    While men and women who ate lo...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Slightly more than half of middle-aged adults and seniors in the United States take aspirin daily to prevent heart attack, stroke or other serious illnesses, a new survey has found.

    Leading medical associations recommend use of low-dose aspirin m...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Epidemiology:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blue Bell Creameries said Monday that it will pull all of its frozen dessert products off the market because they might be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause stomach illness.

    So far, tainted ice cream made by Blue Bell has been linked t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American children and teens with type 1 diabetes are experiencing a life-threatening complication at the time of their diagnosis, a new study finds.

    Researchers say a lack of insurance may mean some children are getting diagn...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

    There are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children with the disease, Dr. Ami Bhatt,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Heart Association has issued its first-ever guidelines regarding life for patients older than 40 who were born with heart disease.

    There are now more adults with congenital heart disease than children with the disease, Dr. Ami Bhatt,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sports Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking salt pills does little to boost the performance of endurance athletes, new research shows.

    Although the study only involved 11 athletes, the findings challenge the widely held belief that salt pills can help these athletes do better durin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a discovery that could eventually shed light on some diseases that plague modern society, a tribe in a remote part of the Amazon jungle in Venezuela appears to have the most diverse collection of bodily bacteria ever found.

    The study suggests ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eating healthy foods while you're breast-feeding will help you and your baby get the nutrients both of you need, experts say.

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reminds new mothers that breast-feeding provides many health bene...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There are things people can do to preserve their brain function as they age, a report released Tuesday from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) suggests.

    "Changes in mental functions and capabilities are a part of aging and occur with everyone," rep...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. health officials deal with nationwide recalls of Blue Bell ice cream and Sabra Dipping Co. hummus, consumers are getting up to speed on a little known but potentially fatal bacteria, listeria.

    Listeria-tainted ice cream is linked to a tot...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers.

    Overweight and obese people were about 30 percent less likely to...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- About a third of Americans say they specifically buy foods labeled "low" or "reduced salt or sodium" when they're grocery shopping, a new study finds.

    The results are encouraging, nutrition experts say, because too much salt in the diet can rais...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new report has linked a migraine medication to increased odds of eating disorders in some teens.

    The drug in question is called topiramate (Topamax). It's an established migraine drug for adults that was just approved for use in teens in 2014...Full Article