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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Oct 13 2017

Nursing degrees increasing, but not on track to meet goal for acute care

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of registered nurses with nursing bachelor’s degrees has climbed in recent years to 57 percent in U.S. acute care settings, but it’s not rising fast enough to reach a goal of 80 percent by the year 2020, researchers say.

Oct 09 2017

Injuries on stairs occur in all age groups and abilities

(Reuters Health) - More than 1 million Americans injure themselves on stairs each year, according to a study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Oct 06 2017

Anxiety, depression greatest in younger kids with facial birth defects

(Reuters Health) - Elementary school children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial anomalies may struggle more than older kids with anger, anxiety, depression and stress, according to a recent study.

Oct 05 2017

Industry messages on responsible drinking can be muddy

(Reuters Health) - The language used in industry-sponsored messages about drinking alcohol, such as “drink responsibly” and “drink properly,” doesn’t do a good job of explaining to the public what safe alcohol consumption means, suggests a recent study.

Oct 03 2017

Sap from garden plants can burn eyes

(Reuters Health) - Gardeners caring for plants in the Euphorbia genus should be careful about handling the toxic sap, according to a new report.

Oct 03 2017

Online doctor ratings don’t predict actual performance

(Reuters Health) - Patients’ online ratings of physicians often don’t match up with the scientific data about the doctors’ quality of care, according to a new study.

Sep 28 2017

YouTube videos deliver alcohol brand messaging to underage viewers

(Reuters Health) - YouTube videos that depict alcohol brands favored by youth draw millions of views, making them a form of promotion that could encourage underage drinkers, according to a U.S. study.

Sep 27 2017

Don’t worry about ‘tongue swallowing’ in cardiac arrest victims

(Reuters Health) - If someone in cardiac arrest needs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), don’t waste time trying to move the person’s tongue out of the way, experts say.

Sep 26 2017

‘Caregiver burden’ affects people with sick pets, too

(Reuters Health) - Dog and cat owners may experience “caregiver burden” when taking care of their sick animals, a new study shows.

Sep 22 2017

Some youth football drills raise head-impact risk more than others

(Reuters Health) - Several youth football drills expose young athletes to head impacts more frequently and more roughly than others, according to a U.S. study that followed 10- and 11-year-old players for a full season.

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