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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Interview: Chad Asplund, M.D.

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When's the last time you got a proper night's sleep? Sleep is essential for health and wellbeing, but a lot of us don't get it. For athletes, you can't compete at your best if you're sleep deprived. In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets tips from a sports medicine doc who is also a sleep expert.

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#32 People who have trouble sleeping have an increased risk of dying

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Do you have trouble sleeping? In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out research that shows people who have difficulty sleeping have a higher risk of death.

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#31 How to store peony buds for later blooms

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Peony blooms are showy, fragrant and beautiful. But their season is short-lived. In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams demonstrates how to cut peony buds to store in the fridge for blooms later in the summer.

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#30 A quest for tastier plant-based foods

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Can a plant-based burger ever be as tasty as the real thing? In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams cooks up a patty made from a beef substitute. And she explores a food scientist's quest for the right ingredients to create healthier and tastier plant-based foods.

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#29 How a vape juice ban backfired

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There may be a lot of truth to the saying that you always want you can't have. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams explores what happened in a U.S. city when voters elected to ban flavored vape products.

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About the Podcast

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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Viv Williams hosts the NewsMD podcast and column, "Health Fusion." She is an award-winning health and medical reporter who's 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.