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HEALTH FUSION

What superhero has the power to swoop into your life and help make challenges seem a little easier? The answer is poetry. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams explores the healing powers of verse.
News about the potential health benefits of drinking coffee keeps getting better and better. And all of that coffee-making results in mounds of wet coffee grounds. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams shares how local coffee houses are teaming up with gardeners to boost plant health and keep soggy coffee waste out of landfills.
Plants, like people can spread and catch infectious diseases. In this episode on NewsMD's "Health Fusion." Viv Williams shares tips on how to clean tools and equipment for a healthy garden.
A family facing the sudden death of a loved one finds comfort in knowing his donated organs allow others to live. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams shares their story in anticipation of National Donate Life Month in April.

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As the waterways thaw out, rowers gear up to launch their boats. In this "Health Fusion" column Viv Williams explores the mind-body benefits of rowing, chats with a member of the Rochester Rowing Club of Minnesota and shares a story about a childhood obsession.
Is drinking wine good for your health or not? Some studies say yes. Others say no. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out a study that's in the "yes" category. It's about wine with dinner and your risk of diabetes.
When you're hungry and open the refrigerator, what you see first is likely to end up as your snack. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams gets tips from a Mayo Clinic cardiologist on how to arrange your fridge for better health.
Plants, like people, need a balanced diet to grow and thrive. Fruits and veg get their food from soil. So before you throw in fertilizer, get a soil test to find out what kind of nutrients will be best for your garden's success.
If you're one of the many people who exercises like crazy, but can't shed weight, Viv Williams has some news for you. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion" she shares details of a study about whether it's possible to be both fit and fat.
When you spring forward for daylight saving time, that one hour can disrupt schedules and make you more prone to mistakes, accidents and crabbiness. In this "Health Fusion" column, Viv Williams share tips from a sleep neurologist about how to prepare for the time change. Strategy depends on whether you're a night owl or early riser.

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What does climate change have to do with the taste of coffee? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out research about how changes in temperature and water could alter the flavor of your morning joe.
Your pet, especially a dog or cat, may be good for your brain health. In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams checks out preliminary results of a new study.
What is life like to be a woman in medicine? A surgeon? In this episode of NewsMD's "Health Fusion," Viv Williams talks to the first woman chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota about her journey, diversity in medicine and what you should do if you want to become a doctor.

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