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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

Apr 11 2017

Self-control training for preschoolers fails to prevent obesity

(Reuters Health) - - Teaching preschoolers to regulate their own behavior around food, combined with obesity prevention messages, did not reduce obesity or most obesity-related behaviors in a four-year U.S. trial.

Mar 28 2017

Delirium in critically ill children common, may go undetected

(Reuters Health) - About a quarter of children admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) will develop delirium, according to the first large international study to assess how common the condition is in critically ill children.

Jan 24 2017

Continuous glucose monitoring continues to show promise: studies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improved diabetes control and reduced glucose variability and was well liked in two studies of patients with type 1 diabetes using multiple daily insulin injections.

Jan 05 2017

Room for improvement when young diabetics transition away from pediatricians

A survey of young patients with type 1 diabetes shows that the process of transitioning away from care by pediatricians could be improved.

Dec 09 2016

Scalp cooling device helps prevent hair loss from chemo

(Reuters Health) - A scalp-cooling system helped prevent hair loss in women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy, researchers said today at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

Sep 03 2015

'Mixed depression,' agitation may signal suicide risk

(Reuters Health) - Certain behavior patterns often precede suicide attempts by people with major depression, suggesting signs that doctors can and should watch out for, a large study suggests.

Aug 24 2015

Women, minorities still underrepresented in medical specialties

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Too few women and minorities are entering certain medical specialties in the U.S., researchers say.

Jan 05 2015

Study questions value of prolonged rest after acute concussion

(Reuters Health) – Strict rest for a prolonged period in adolescents who suffer a concussion isn't helpful and may be harmful, according to a new study.

Nov 05 2014

Bariatric surgery may alter taste buds, aid weight loss

(Reuters Health) – Stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery may also foster changes in a person's taste buds, which could help them lose weight and keep it off, according to a new study.

Oct 16 2014

Many U.S. women use custom-compounded hormones for menopause

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An estimated 1.4 million U.S. women take custom-compounded bioidentical hormone therapy (CBHT) for menopausal symptoms, and most are unaware that these drugs are not FDA-approved, according to late-breaking research presented this week at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) annual meeting.

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