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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 20 2018

Losing a spouse late in life linked to cognitive decline

(Reuters Health) - Older adults who lose a spouse may be more vulnerable to cognitive decline in subsequent years and require extra support and monitoring, researchers say.

Apr 18 2018

Later middle school start times tied to longer sleep for kids

(Reuters Health) - Starting middle school classes after 8 a.m. could help pre-teens get more sleep and be more awake during their morning lessons, a U.S. study suggests.

Apr 17 2018

Air quality linked to cardiac 'events,' heart disease patients unaware

Poor air quality with high levels of tiny pollution particles known as PM 2.5 are tied to a spike in emergency department visits for heart- and lung-related illnesses and stroke, a California study suggests, but a nationwide U.S. survey finds that few heart patients are aware of air quality risks.

Apr 16 2018

Naloxone-access programs miss many opioid users

(Reuters Health) - Some opioid users are more likely than others to know about and use naloxone, a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdoses, suggests a study conducted in Chicago.

Apr 12 2018

Pets in nursing homes bring both benefits and risks

(Reuters Health) - Pets that visit nursing homes or live there with a resident can be a benefit to all, but administrators also need to consider possible risks like injuries and illness and develop policies to avoid them, researchers say.

Apr 11 2018

Montreal men take hockey to heart

(Reuters health) - Canadians are passionate about the sport of hockey, but getting too excited by a big game may put men at higher risk for heart attack, researchers say.

Apr 11 2018

Food delivery programs may reduce senior healthcare costs

(Reuters Health) - Ensuring that vulnerable elderly are well-fed could trim their healthcare costs, especially for emergency-room visits, U.S. researchers say.

Apr 05 2018

Smartphones could help measure Parkinson's disease symptoms

(Reuters Health) - An experimental smartphone application could monitor changes in Parkinson's disease symptoms throughout the day, sending data to doctors to help them treat patients, U.S. researchers say.

Apr 03 2018

Heavily used herbicide tied to shorter pregnancies

(Reuters Health) - More than 90 percent of pregnant women in a small Indiana study had glyphosate in their urine, and higher concentrations were associated with earlier deliveries.

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