Elaine Koontz

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Location:

  • Saint Clairsville, OH

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests.

    In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at relatively high geneti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese young adults in the United States don't know they're at increased risk for kidney disease, researchers report.

    "Even though chronic kidney disease typically manifests in older people, the disease can start much earlier but often is no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As early as first grade, severely obese children are getting teased, picked on and bullied more than normal-weight kids, a new study finds.

    The new research also found that these severely obese youngsters are more likely to be depressed and with...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of heart failure appears high within a few years of a first heart attack, a new study finds.

    "Heart failure is a major medical problem with a high chance of hospitalization and death," said study author Dr. Johannes Gho, a cardiology resident...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Weight-loss surgery quickly improves blood sugar control in people with type 2 diabetes, and should be recommended or considered as a treatment for certain obese people with diabetes.

    That's the message of a joint statement endorsed by 45 internat...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine & Occupational Environmental Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution can worsen heart disease risk factors, especially in people with diabetes, a new study suggests.

    "We found an association between air pollution exposure in the intermediate term and undesirable changes in cholesterol," said study fir...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nephrology:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with chronic kidney disease face higher odds of heart attack or stroke if they have high-salt diets, a new study suggests.

    "Moderate sodium reduction among patients with chronic kidney disease and high sodium intake may lower [heart] risk,"...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new ingestible and inflatable balloon system seems to be a noninvasive way to fill up the stomach and curb appetite, researchers report.

    The balloon system, known as Obalon, helped obese people lose nearly 7 percent of their body weight, the inv...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where it's easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.

    The research found the rate of overweight and obesity increased in Ontario, ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Endocrinology:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens, a new study says.

    "Our study is the first to look at levels of spexin in the pediatric population," said Dr. Seema Kumar, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, M...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a neighborhood full of fast-food outlets is especially unhealthy for people who are poorly educated, a new British study suggests.

    "Neighborhoods are clearly important in shaping what all of us eat, no matter how educated we are," said r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fluctuations in blood pressure may be linked to faster declines in thinking skills among seniors, a new study suggests.

    Among older patients, those whose systolic blood pressure -- the top number in a blood pressure reading -- varied between doct...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stool transplants helped ease debilitating symptoms and heal the colons of tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis patients, new research shows.

    Australian scientists said the findings could pave the way for such transplants to be used on a more widespre...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Late suppers may not be a recipe for childhood obesity, a new study shows.

    Some previous research has suggested that the timing of meals could affect the risk of being overweight or obese, the investigators said.

    ...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Nutrition Facts panel on packaged foods in the United States is about to get a long-awaited facelift, with a redesign emphasizing realistic portion sizes and added sugars.

    The announcement Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reflect...Full Article