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.
Health Fusion: Your brain keys into unfamiliar voices while you sleep
Tue Jan 18 18:55:00 EST 2022
While you snooze, your brain stays busy and alert. It pays attention to unfamiliar voices. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares details of emerging research about how your brain keeps working while you count sheep.
Health Fusion: Politics are making us sick
Tue Jan 18 14:15:05 EST 2022
When you check your newsfeed, do you get rankled over politics? A new study shows that all of that stress is making us sick. Viv Williams has details in this episode of "Health Fusion" for NewsMD.
Health Fusion: Coping with winter if you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
Fri Jan 14 18:55:00 EST 2022
When the days get shorter, people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may begin to struggle. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to a University of Minnesota psychologist about how to cope if you have symptoms of this depressive disorder.
Health Fusion: Skimping on sleep makes you feel older, look older and can hurt your health
Thu Jan 13 18:55:00 EST 2022
Who wants to feel and look older than they are? Likely nobody. Viv Williams taps some new studies that all point to sleep as a key to keeping that from happening.
Health Fusion: Olive Oil's Connection To Your Risk Of Dying From Certain Diseases
Wed Jan 12 18:55:00 EST 2022
Want to try and reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other illnesses? Up your intake of olive oil. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion, Viv Williams checks out a study from the American College of Cardiology.
Health Fusion: A woman's health in middle age may help predict future decline
Mon Jan 10 18:55:00 EST 2022
Middle-aged women, listen up. Researchers have identified health factors that could put you at risk of poor health in the future. But the good news is that interventions may help. Viv Williams has more in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
Health Fusion: Need-to-know info about cold weather and your lungs
Fri Jan 07 18:55:00 EST 2022
Exercising outside in winter can help brighten up the darker months. But taking a run or ski in extreme cold may up your risk of cold-related lung problems. Viv Williams gets details from an exercise research expert about what the cold can do to your lungs and what you can do to prevent the injuries from happening.
Health Fusion: Do hangover cures really work?
Thu Jan 06 16:21:19 EST 2022
Hangovers after a night of overindulgence are no fun. Even worse — many hangover cures may not work. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares info from a study that exposes a lack of scientific evidence behind hangover remedies.
Health Fusion: Get the skinny on the Volumetrics diet plan
Tue Jan 04 18:55:00 EST 2022
Have you heard of the Volumetrics diet plan? It's based on helping you lose weight without feeling hungry. Viv Williams shares some details on the diet that ranked #1 on a list for best weight loss plans of 2022 in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
Health Fusion: What popular baby names reveal about your need to fit in or stand out
Mon Jan 03 18:55:00 EST 2022
Charlotte, Oliver and Quin topped the baby name popularity chart for 2021. So says Babynames.com. A new year will likely mean new favorites. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study that explores some of the psychology behind why baby names come and go.