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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#8 Garden tip for veggie success

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In this episode of NewsMD's podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams digs into the garden. As a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Intern, she's learning about the health benefits of gardening and gives the first of an on-going series of tips for growing success. She also finds research that shows if you grow vegetables, you're likely to eat more of them.

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Interview: Dr. Stephen Kopecky

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In this episode of NewsMD's weekly version of the podcast," Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist, about proven ways to reduce your risk of heart disease. And they explore next generation cholesterol-lowering drugs.

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#7 The 'nappuccino' and how it can help you stay alert

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In this episode of the NewsMD podcast, Health Fusion," Viv Williams learns about power napping from Dr. Chad Asplund, a Mayo Clinic sports medicine expert who knows a lot about sleep and athletics. He describes one type of nap, used by some military pilots and athletes, as the "nappuccino."

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#6 Best fruit-veg combo for heart health

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In this episode of the NewsMD podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out the American Heart Association's recommendations for eating 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day. A 2021 study shows that a certain ratio of fruits to vegetables is optimal for good health.

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#5 How your coffee order is influenced by heart health

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In this episode of the NewsMD podcast, "Health Fusion," Viv Williams explains research about her favorite drink - coffee. A study shows that people with certain heart conditions aggravated by caffeine tend to avoid drinking coffee because their genes guide them to stay away from it.

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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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