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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: What to do when your dog, cat or other pet brings home fleas
Wed May 25 08:25:00 EDT 2022
In warm weather, fleas like to set up shop in your pet's fur. Dogs and cats can bring them home after romping around outside with infested friends or in areas where squirrels or other wild animals frequent. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams has tips on how to get rid of fleas on your pet and in your home.

Health Fusion: Use DIY pallet gardens to grow vegetables in small spaces
Tue May 24 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Do you love fresh, homegrown produce but don't have a yard? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out her friend's DIY pallet vegetable for small spaces.

Health Fusion: More greenery could have prevented 34,000 deaths in the US over the last 20 years, study shows
Mon May 23 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Research about the health benefits of nature and greenery keeps coming. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a new study that shows increasing the amount of urban greenspace could have prevented thousands of deaths.

Health Fusion: Stressed out because there's too much to do? Get tips on how to calm the craziness through meditation
Fri May 20 17:17:21 EDT 2022
In today's world, stress is everywhere. Sometimes your to-do list becomes overwhelming. Meditation — even just 30 seconds a day— can help. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks with a meditation expert who explains how it works, gives a shout out to a study that about how meditation helps US Marines recover from stress and gives tips on how to fit meditation into your day. Give the practice a try on World Meditation Day, which happens yearly on Saturday, May 21.

Health Fusion: Tick Season Is In Full Swing. Find Out What To Do If A Tick Bites You
Thu May 19 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Ticks are out and waiting to hitch a ride and grab a bite. Out of you. I'm Viv Williams with Health Fusion for NewsMD with In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams has tips on what you should do if a tick bites you.

Health Fusion: 3 tips for creating a container of fabulous flowers. Just one pot can boost your mood
Wed May 18 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Don't be afraid to create a DIY container garden full of flowers. There are no rules! Whatever plants you pick will help brighten your days and lift your mood. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares three tips for a stunning pot of flowers.

Sex hormone changes in menopause linked to heart-health decline. But you can fight back
Tue May 17 18:27:46 EDT 2022
Changes in sex hormones during menopause are directly related to a decline in heart health. You can't stop menopause, but you can take some control by eating right and moving more. Viv Williams has details of a new study in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."

Health Fusion: One month of small diet and exercise changes can mean big results. Get tips and recipes from the Goal Getters
Fri May 13 15:38:03 EDT 2022
When you embark on a journey to boost fitness and feel better, forget about revamping everything fast. The women you're about to meet are proof that small changes over time can mean big results. In this episode of "Health Fusion," Viv Williams share tips from the Goal Getters Project that can help keep you on track for success. Plus, they'll share recipes to make your days easier.

Health Fusion: Morels are popping!
Thu May 12 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Your diet may become a way to fight antibiotic resistance. In this episode of News MD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study that shows eating a diverse diet that includes a lot of soluble fiber may result in fewer antibiotic-resistant microbes in your gut.

Health Fusion: Morel mushrooms are popping!
Wed May 11 08:25:00 EDT 2022
Morel madness has begun! The elusive jewel of the spring forest gets you outside in the fresh air and can be a healthy treat. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams hunts for morel mushrooms and shares an easy, tasty recipe to try if you're lucky enough to find some.