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Viv Williams

Health Fusion host

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

Vwilliams@newsmd.com

When the days get shorter, people with seasonal affective disorder (SAD) may begin to struggle. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to a University of Minnesota psychologist about how to cope if you have symptoms of this depressive disorder.
Who wants to feel and look older than they are? Likely nobody. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams taps some new studies that all point to sleep as a key to keeping that from happening.
Even in the dead of winter when the ground is frozen solid, you can still reap the health benefits of gardening.
Want to try and reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other illnesses? Up your intake of olive oil. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study from the American College of Cardiology.
Alzheimer's disease is often a worry when an older person starts to have memory issues. But a new study shows that sometimes it's just part of normal aging. And in some cases, there may be things you can do about it. Viv Williams shares details in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
Middle-aged women, listen up. Researchers have identified health factors that could put you at risk of poor health in the future. But the good news is that interventions may help. Viv Williams has more in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
Exercising outside in winter can help brighten up the darker months. But taking a run or ski in extreme cold may up your risk of cold-related lung problems. Viv Williams gets details from an exercise research expert about what the cold can do to your lungs and what you can do to prevent the injuries from happening.
Knee or hip pain from osteoarthritis can be miserable. Some people take an antidepressant called duloxetine to reduce that pain. But does it work? Viv Williams looks at a study that may have an answer in this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion."
Exercising outdoors in winter can be a blast. But when temps plummet, you're at risk of cold-related health problems. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams hears from a cold weather exercise expert about how to stay safe in arctic air.
Hangovers after a night of overindulgence are no fun. Even worse — many hangover cures may not work. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares info from a study that exposes a lack of scientific evidence behind hangover remedies.