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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

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.

Jun 01 2017

Metals and nutrients in baby teeth tied to autism risk

(Reuters Health) - Differences in exposure to certain metals and nutrients like lead and zinc in the womb and in early childhood may affect a child’s risk of developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers say.

May 23 2017

Abused infants may slip through the cracks in hospital systems

Infants who are victims of physical abuse take longer to get to a hospital and are less likely to receive emergency trauma care compared to children who sustain an accidental injury, researchers in the UK say.

May 12 2017

Surgery won’t help degenerative knee problems, experts say

(Reuters Health) - Surgery won’t cure chronic knee pain, “locking,” “clicking,” a torn meniscus, or other problems related to knee arthritis, according to a panel of international experts.

Feb 21 2017

Men more at risk of cognitive impairment, death after hip fracture

(Reuters Health) - After a hip fracture, men are more cognitively impaired - and therefore, more at risk of death - than women, researchers in Baltimore say.

Feb 07 2017

Adults urged to get vaccinated

(Reuters Health) - Too many U.S. adults are not getting vaccinated, putting themselves and others at risk, immunization experts say.

Dec 29 2016

Web-based therapy relieves insomnia

(Reuters Health) – - Web-based therapy for insomnia is an effective option that could reach “previously unimaginable numbers of people,” researchers suggest.

Jul 13 2016

Take precautions during laser hair removal, researchers advise

(Reuters Health) - The smelly “burning hair” smoke released during laser hair removal could be a health hazard, especially for people with heavy exposure to it, researchers report.

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