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Health Fusion

Health care journalist Viv Williams delivers daily health tips. Meet amazing people who’ll share their stories of illness, wellness and how they find joy.

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Health Fusion: True of false. Test your holiday health smarts with this quiz
Tue Dec 06 16:38:04 EST 2022
Christmas cards can kill. True or false? Or, how about this one — during the height of the holidays, more people die from heart attacks than any other time of the year. True or false? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares health trivia in her holiday quiz. See how well you do!

Health Fusion: Want to unlock the secret to waking up refreshed and alert? Do these three things
Thu Dec 01 13:48:03 EST 2022
When your alarm clock goes off, do you hop out of bed feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day? Or are you groggy, tired and would rather hit snooze and sleep longer? A new study shows that the secret to feeling more energetic in the morning is to do three things. Viv Williams has the details in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."

Health Fusion: The Winter wonderland effect: How a walk in the snow may boost body image
Tue Nov 29 14:22:47 EST 2022
Do you ever feel down about your body? Bundling up and taking a walk in the snow may help improve your body image. Viv Williams has details of a new study in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."

Health Fusion: Don't let too much salt, fat and caffeine cause "holiday heart" this Thanksgiving
Tue Nov 22 15:32:12 EST 2022
Do you overindulge on Thanksgiving? A lot of people do. It can be hard to resist recipes you only get during the holidays. But if you chow down on foods and drinks that are high in salt, fat or caffeine, you may be at risk of "holiday heart." Viv Williams has details from Mayo Clinic cardiologists in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."

Health Fusion: Late sleepers at higher risk of depression than early risers. Here's what you can do about it
Tue Nov 08 15:23:30 EST 2022
When temps drop and days shorten in the fall, are you temped to hibernate and stay in bed a little longer? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares what experts now know about a possible connection between how early you wake up and your risk of depression.

Who shot Nick? A Health Fusion Medical Mystery
Fri Nov 04 17:45:18 EDT 2022
When a neighbor found an Iowa farmer lying in a field with what looked like a bullet hole in his back, he called 911 and triggered a series of events that solved a mystery and saved a life. The ordeal involved teams of medical experts in two states, emergency innovations at Mayo Clinic and even a mysterious stranger who arrived on the scene to help, but hasn't been seen since. Viv Williams tells the story in this Health Fusion medical mystery.
Health Fusion: Who shot Nick
Fri Nov 04 17:09:46 EDT 2022
When a neighbor found an Iowa farmer lying in a field with what looked like a bullet hole in his back, he called 911 and triggered a series of events that solved a mystery and saved a life. The ordeal involved teams of medical experts in two states, emergency innovations at Mayo Clinic and even a mysterious stranger who arrived on the scene to help, but hasn't been seen since. Viv Williams tells the story in this Health Fusion medical mystery.

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Health Fusion: Celebrate November by making a gratitude pumpkin for a month full of thanks
Tue Nov 01 18:43:34 EDT 2022
When you're in the midst of a bust day, it's easy to forget about the people and things for which you're grateful. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams demonstrates how to create a gratitude pumpkin so you and your family can be mindful of a month full of reasons to give thanks.

Health Fusion: Are you a mosquito magnet? Your body's aroma may be the allure
Fri Oct 28 16:42:51 EDT 2022
What is it about certain people that makes them mosquito magnets? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a new study that may have an answer as to why the stinging pests find some people irresistible.

Health Fusion: ADHD is underdiagnosed in adults. What to do if you think you have it
Tue Oct 25 17:08:19 EDT 2022
Are you one of those people who spends big chunks of time cleaning up after themselves, feeling overwhelmed with daily tasks or fighting distraction? Those behaviors could be symptoms of adult AHDH. In this episode of "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares info from a University of Minnesota psychiatrist.