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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: 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.

Health Fusion: Boost Veggie Intake With This Easy And Delicious Frittata Recipe
Thu Oct 20 17:23:19 EDT 2022
Want a quick and tasty way to work more vegetables into your diet and clear out your fridge at the same time? Try this fast frittata recipe. Viv Williams has details in this episode of "Health Fusion."

Leah's Fabulous Veggie Frittata

Ingredients*

  • 10 eggs

  • 1/4 cup cold water

  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

  • Black pepper to taste

  • Trader Joe's Cuban style citrus seasoning

  • 2 small heads of broccoli chopped medium fine

  • Fresh herbs of choice

  • Sea salt

  • 2 TBSP Feta cheese

  • 1 tsp Parmesan cheese

  • 1 TBSP Ricotta cheese

  • 6 mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 zucchini, sliced

  • 2 cups fresh spinach

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 1 cup fresh snap peas

Directions: Chop all veggies (except spinach). Heat cast iron skillet on med high on stove top. Add chopped veggies to skillet with extra virgin olive oil. In large bowl, whisk eggs and add seasonings then add cold water. Cook the veg on medium high heat until they start to color (about 5 minutes). Then add spinach and immediately pour in eggs and turn down the heat to medium low for a few more minutes. Add cheese on top. Finish under boiler until brown on top. Remove from oven and let it sit for a few minutes. Tops with fresh herbs and lemon juice and enjoy!

* Mix it up! Use any veggies you have in the fridge

Health Fusion: Adding More Gardens And Greenspace May Help Shrink The Lifespan Gap Between Rich And Poor Areas
Thu Oct 20 16:57:57 EDT 2022
If you're stressed, stepping out the door and into the fall colors can help calm frazzled nerves. New research shows that the health benefits of adding trees and other elements of nature to urban areas go way beyond stress relief. They may help close the lifespan gap between people living in the most and least deprived areas. Viv Williams has details in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."

Health Fusion: Caffeine can get you moving and help you stay alert. But what might it do to the health of your wallet?
Thu Oct 13 17:33:36 EDT 2022
Do you browse online for stuff to buy during coffee breaks? Or grab an energy drink or latte on your way to pick up groceries? In this episode of "Health Fusion," Viv Williams explores a study about how caffeine may influence spending.