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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

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Breast surgeons exert 'enormous influence' on patients’ choices

(Reuters Health) - Breast cancer surgeons play a big role in deciding whether women with early-stage breast cancer undergo a controversial operation to have both breasts removed, even when cancer is found in only one, a new study shows.

Sep 11 2017

Eating in synch with your body clock may help curb fat gain

(Reuters Health) - Timing meals relative to your own body clock, rather than to the time of day, may affect how lean you are, researchers suggest.

Jul 13 2017

Can a new lozenge help people quit smoking?

(Reuters Health) - A new lozenge containing the amino acid L-cysteine is an effective, nontoxic smoking-cessation product, according to researchers in Finland.

Jul 03 2017

Firearm restrictions not enough to prevent suicides

(Reuters Health) - Restricting access to firearms just for people with known mental health or substance abuse problems and those who previously tried to kill themselves won’t prevent many suicide deaths, U.S. researchers say.

Jul 03 2017

Shingles may up risk of heart attack, stroke

(Reuters Health) - Getting shingles may increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke or other heart problems by as much as 40 percent, according to Korean researchers.

Jun 30 2017

Prolonged breastfeeding ups risk of severe dental caries

(Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding at age 2 or older increases a child’s risk of severe dental caries by the time they’re 5, independently of how much sugar they get from foods, researchers say.

Jun 27 2017

Vaccination may be curbing ER visits for shingles

(Reuters Health) - Emergency room (ER) visits for shingles fell in the past decade for people aged 60 and older but rose for most younger age groups. The decrease among older people may be due to more of them getting the shingles vaccine, U.S. researchers suggest.

Jun 13 2017

Irregular sleep tied to worse grades

(Reuters Health) - College students who go to sleep and wake up at different times during the week may be harming their academic performance, according to a U.S. study.

Jun 07 2017

Should you wait before having surgery for an ACL tear?

(Reuters Health) - For some people, delaying knee surgery after an ACL rupture and trying exercise therapy instead may produce better outcomes over the long term, researchers suggest.

Jun 06 2017

Does chondroitin trump an anti-inflammatory for arthritic knee pain?

A daily supplement of pharmaceutical grade chondroitin is as good as celecoxib (Celebrex) at relieving arthritic knee pain and doesn’t have dangerous side effects, researchers say.

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