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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.

Health Fusion Vivien Williams

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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.

    Health Fusion: Video conferencing great for meetings, but bad for speech therapy sessions

    Health Fusion: Video conferencing great for meetings, but bad for speech therapy sessions

    By now many people are used to hearing their own voices on video conferences. But is the sound good enough to use for a speech therapy session? In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study that suggests the answer is 'No."

    • 1 min
    Health inequities. Are there ways to close the gap

    Health inequities. Are there ways to close the gap

    How easy is it for you to get quality healthcare when you need it? For some people, access is impossible. In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to a national expert who spotlights two main health inequity issues, offers solutions and describes research about a community that seems to have figured out how to closed the gap.

    • 23 min
    Health Fusion: Artificial intelligence predicts suicide risk in students

    Health Fusion: Artificial intelligence predicts suicide risk in students

    If we could spot students at risk of suicide, we could save lives. Artificial intelligence may be making that possible. In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams looks at how machine learning is helping researchers identify four predictors of suicidal behavior.

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    Health Fusion: Container gardening for good health

    Health Fusion: Container gardening for good health

    Want to reduce stress and anxiety, calm fears and boost your mood? Plant a container garden. In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares tips on how to put a pot together and taps into research about the health benefits of blooms.

    • 2 min
    Health Fusion: Study finds cancer misinformation on social media

    Health Fusion: Study finds cancer misinformation on social media

    Where do you go to get your health information? In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study that shows people who get cancer information on social media sites might be getting misinformation.

    • 1 min
    Health Fusion: A worm in my salad. It's not the protein I ordered

    Health Fusion: A worm in my salad. It's not the protein I ordered

    Want some protein on your salad? Yes, but not in the form of a cabbage worm. In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares a story about how finding a worm in purchased produce led to the discovery of some in her garden. She has tips on how to save crops from hungry little mouths.

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