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Viv Williams

Health Fusion host

Viv Williams hosts the NewsMD podcast and column, "Health Fusion." She is an Emmy (and other) award-winning health and medical reporter whose stories have run on TV, digital and newspaper outlets nationwide. Viv is passionate about boosting people's health and happiness by helping them access credible, reliable and research-based health information from top experts. She regularly interviews experts and patients from leading medical institutions, such as Mayo Clinic.

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When arctic blasts plummet temperatures, stepping outside can be dangerous. In this Health Fusion episode, Viv Williams talks to a researcher about what intensely cold air could do to anyone's lungs.
Many cultures ring in the new year by eating a special meal that's supposed to bring good luck. Viv Williams shares a family tradition that may not make you lucky, but it may boost your health.
Two common winter injuries: fracturing a bone falling on the ice and wrenching your back shoveling snow. In this episode of Health Fusion, Viv Williams shares tips from a University of Minnesota doctor.
If you're thinking of joining the pickleball craze, a Mayo Clinic surgeon has tips to help you avoid injuries on the court. Viv Williams has details in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
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."
In this episode of "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares tips from the American Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota-North Dakota on how to make holiday travel and disrupted routines less difficult.
Every year, my family and friends gather around a special griddle to make traditional Norwegian lefse. It's a tasty holiday treat that's good for your health in many ways, even with butter and sugar.
In this episode of "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets tips on how to handle the holiday blues from a University of Minnesota expert and learns lessons from — believe it or not — the Elf on a Shelf.
Many people struggle with stress and depression around the holidays. If you're one of them, you know how an interaction with an Ebenezer Scrooge-type can make feelings of negativity and sadness grow.
What's your favorite holiday treat? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," find out how seasonal bake sales can boost well-being.