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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.

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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: In one week, two friends were treated for tick-borne illnesses. Time for a tick trouble update

    Health Fusion: In one week, two friends were treated for tick-borne illnesses. Time for a tick trouble update

    Ticks can survive a Minnesota winter, but their go time is March through October. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams goes in-depth with a tick expert who helped discover two pathogens that ticks can carry. And both of them can make you sick.

    • 19 min
    Health Fusion: Sound and electrical stimulation may help relieve chronic pain

    Health Fusion: Sound and electrical stimulation may help relieve chronic pain

    Sound and electrical stimulation may offer hope for people suffering from chronic pain and other conditions. Researchers are exploring the combination with the goal of developing treatments that are safer and more accessible than opioid medication. Viv Williams has details of a new study in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."

    • 1 min
    Health Fusion: How to care for baby teeth to promote a life of good dental health

    Health Fusion: How to care for baby teeth to promote a life of good dental health

    When those first baby teeth appear, it's time to start teaching little ones about good dental health. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams consults a pediatric dentist about when kids should have their first dental appointment and she shares tips on brushing.

    • 59 sec
    Health Fusion: Low levels of vitamin D linked to chronic inflammation

    Health Fusion: Low levels of vitamin D linked to chronic inflammation

    When you sprain your ankle or have an infection inflammation helps to heal tissues. But when inflammation is chronic, or long term, it can contribute to conditions such as heart disease and autoimmune diseases. Researchers have found a link between chronic inflammation and low levels of vitamin D. Viv Williams has details in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."

    • 1 min
    Health Fusion: Sleep And Your Heart. Why The American Heart Association Added Sleep As A Measure Of Heart Health

    Health Fusion: Sleep And Your Heart. Why The American Heart Association Added Sleep As A Measure Of Heart Health

    Blood pressure, body weight, cholesterol and blood glucose are some of the numbers that measure heart health. The American Heart Association has added sleep to that list. Why? Because research about how sleep effects those numbers keeps emerging. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and sleep expert about why sleep is vital to your heart health.

    • 11 min
    Health Fusion: Breathe in the smells of nature to improve your sense of well-being

    Health Fusion: Breathe in the smells of nature to improve your sense of well-being

    What is it about our sense of smell that can both transport us back to Grandma's cozy kitchen or send us fleeing, noses pinched shut, for fresh air? Aromas can be powerful. New research shows that the smells of nature can improve your sense of well-being. Viv Williams has details in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."

    • 1 min

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