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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: Hit the farmer's market to find healthy, green smoothie ingredients
Wed Jul 06 13:57:39 EDT 2022
Leafy greens are popping in area gardens. If you're not a big fan of kale, but still want the nutritional benefit, try adding some to a smoothie. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares a favorite green smoothie recipe that even some of the most kale-adverse people will like. Honest!

Health Fusion: Heat waves can kill. Know how to keep babies, adults and older people safe when temperatures spike
Fri Jul 01 15:16:11 EDT 2022
Your body adjusts to hot weather slowly. So when heat waves hit, you need to know how to hydrate and stay cool to avoid heat-related illness. This is especially true for babies and older adults. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets tips from an emergency medicine doctor about how to stay healthy in extreme heat.

Health Fusion: Abortion drug internet searches surged after SCOTUS leak
Thu Jun 30 08:25:00 EDT 2022
When information suggesting that he U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade leaked in May, internet searches about abortion drugs surged to an all-time high. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study that explored the issue and shares what the researchers say people and healthcare providers should know.

Health Fusion: Cancer survivors at increased risk of heart failure and more
Wed Jun 29 12:24:30 EDT 2022
The link between cancer and heart disease is real. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a Johns Hopkins study that shows adult cancer survivors are at an increased risk of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases later in life.

Health Fusion: Want to eat a healthier diet? Up your intake of protein
Tue Jun 28 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Eating more protein while you're on a diet prompts good things to happen. You'll make better food choices and lose less lean muscle mass. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a new study from Rutgers University.

Health Fusion: How to know if you're drinking enough liquid in hot weather
Mon Jun 27 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Drinking liquid in hot weather is key to avoiding heat-related illness. How much do you need and what should you drink? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets heatwave hydration info from an Emergency Medicine doctor.

Health Fusion: Herbs can boost flavor and your health. Here's a quick and easy way to make fresh herbs last longer
Fri Jun 24 08:25:00 EDT 2022
If you don't have a side veggie for tonight's dinner, no problem. Toss in a big bunch of fresh herbs. They're full of flavor and can boost your health. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out the benefits of herbs and gives a tip on how to store them so they last longer.

Health Fusion: Turn lights off when sleeping at night to avoid obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure
Thu Jun 23 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Exposure to light during sleep increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure for older adults. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares what sleep experts say about the health hazards even small amounts of light may cause.

Health Fusion: Add a little color to your world for enhanced well being
Mon Jun 20 15:12:38 EDT 2022
How your city or town looks influences your stress level and well being. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares details of a study that explores how a city that has color — even if its virtual — may be good for your health.

Health Fusion: Overcome by the heat. What to do when heat-related illnesses strike
Fri Jun 17 10:26:24 EDT 2022
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious conditions that can happen to anyone when the temperature and humidity soar. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams highlights signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and gives tips from experts on what to do if they happen.