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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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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.
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.
A high school reunion is one of those things that can simultaneously fill you with excitement and dread. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams shares her recent reunion experience and explains why you should attend yours, even if you feel less than perfect.
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.
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.
Hot, humid weather puts everyone at risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion" with Viv Williams, find out how to prevent heat-related illness.
Weekend warriors, listen up. Before you launch into a new, exercise program this summer, take time to assess where you are, where you want to go and how you're going to get there. Otherwise you could end up sitting out the season with injuries. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams talks to a Mayo Clinic exercise physiologist about programs that are safe and will keep you interested long-term.
Fewer lifeguards at area swimming spots means parents and others may be on duty. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets details of what really happens when someone's drowning from a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine doctor.
Now there's another good reason to get out of bed with a smile on your face. Optimists live longer. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a new study that explores optimism's impact on longevity in diverse groups of people.
After a night of binge drinking, you might end up with a nasty hangover the next day. But, there's more. A new study shows those occasions of over indulgence also may raise your risk of developing problems with alcohol, even for moderate drinkers. Viv Williams has details in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."