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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 21 2017

Physician couple toilet-trains newborn, skips diapers

(Reuters Health) - When two California doctors were expecting their third child, they wanted to stop contributing to the more than 27 billion disposable diapers dumped yearly into U.S. landfills.

Jun 19 2017

Occasional smokers who vape smoke more cigarettes

(Reuters Health) - Tobacco companies have been selling electronic cigarettes as a way to wean smokers off paper cigarettes, but a new study suggests the strategy could backfire.

Jun 15 2017

Footage shows Oakland police less respectful to blacks than whites

(Reuters Health) - Body-camera footage from Oakland, California police officers shows the officers spoke more respectfully to white drivers than black drivers during routine traffic stops, researchers say.

Jun 09 2017

Walking their dogs keeps elderly active

(Reuters Health) - Senior citizens who live with dogs appear to meet internationally recognized exercise goals just by walking them, a new study suggests.

Jun 06 2017

Farm pollutants affect neighbors’ lungs

(Reuters Health) - Air pollution from large-scale livestock farms impairs lung function in neighbors who live nearby, a new study from the Netherlands shows.

Jun 02 2017

Clusters of teen births trigger public health questions

(Reuters Health) - Though the number of American teenagers having babies has dropped over the past half century, a new study finds regional clusters with strikingly high teen birth rates.

May 17 2017

Juvenile-detention fees hurt kids, families

(Reuters Health) - When children get locked up in California for any offense from shoplifting to murder, most counties charge their parents little-known fees for housing, food, lawyers, drug-testing and electronic monitoring.

May 12 2017

Bigger, more expensive healthcare practices not necessarily better

(Reuters Health) - You might not get what you pay for when it comes to healthcare, a new study suggests.

May 09 2017

Obamacare spared some families from medical financial catastrophe

(Reuters Health) - Americans who bought health insurance on their own or in government marketplaces were less likely to go broke from the strain of medical costs under Obamacare than before the law took effect.

May 08 2017

EpiPens should work at least a while past expiration dates

(Reuters Health) - It’s worth a shot to use an expired EpiPen, if that’s all you have, a new study suggests.

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