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HEALTH FUSION

Your body adjusts to hot weather slowly. So when heat waves hit, you need to know how to hydrate and stay cool to avoid heat-related illness. This is especially true for babies and older adults. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets tips from an emergency medicine doctor about how to stay healthy in extreme heat.
When information suggesting that he U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade leaked in May, internet searches about abortion drugs surged to an all-time high. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study that explored the issue and shares what the researchers say people and healthcare providers should know.
Ticks are out in full force, waiting for you to walk by so they can hitch a ride and take a bite. In this Health Fusion column, Viv Williams shares how two lovely walks in the woods turned into several days of tick terror. And she gives tips on how to avoid ticks and what to do when one is attached to you.
The link between cancer and heart disease is real. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a Johns Hopkins study that shows adult cancer survivors are at an increased risk of heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases later in life.

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Eating more protein while you're on a diet prompts good things to happen. You'll make better food choices and lose less lean muscle mass. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a new study from Rutgers University.
Drinking liquid in hot weather is key to avoiding heat-related illness. How much do you need and what should you drink? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets heatwave hydration info from an Emergency Medicine doctor.
If you don't have a side veggie for tonight's dinner, no problem. Toss in a big bunch of fresh herbs. They're full of flavor and can boost your health. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out the benefits of herbs and gives a tip on how to store them so they last longer.
Exposure to light during sleep increases the risk of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure for older adults. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares what sleep experts say about the health hazards even small amounts of light may cause.
A high school reunion is one of those things that can simultaneously fill you with excitement and dread. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams shares her recent reunion experience and explains why you should attend yours, even if you feel less than perfect.
How your city or town looks influences your stress level and well being. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams shares details of a study that explores how a city that has color — even if its virtual — may be good for your health.

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Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious conditions that can happen to anyone when the temperature and humidity soar. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams highlights signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and gives tips from experts on what to do if they happen.
Hot, humid weather puts everyone at risk of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion" with Viv Williams, find out how to prevent heat-related illness.
Weekend warriors, listen up. Before you launch into a new, exercise program this summer, take time to assess where you are, where you want to go and how you're going to get there. Otherwise you could end up sitting out the season with injuries. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams talks to a Mayo Clinic exercise physiologist about programs that are safe and will keep you interested long-term.

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