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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

Aug 15 2018

Getting too little sleep may 'age' the heart

(Reuters Health) - Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of "excess heart age."

Aug 09 2018

Broken bones tied to increased risk of death for up to 10 years

(Reuters Health) - The increased risk of dying after older adults break a bone is real, long-lasting and it's not limited to hip fractures, researchers say.

Aug 07 2018

Greening vacant lots could reduce depression

(Reuters Health) - Getting rid of trash, planting new grass and trees and making other improvements to vacant lots may reduce neighbors' feelings of depression and worthlessness, a recent study suggests.

Aug 02 2018

Smoking linked to increased atrial fibrillation risk

(Reuters Health) - Current smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop the most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation, suggests an analysis of existing research.

Jul 25 2018

Childhood abuse linked to endometriosis risk

(Reuters Health) - Women who were abused as children may be more likely to develop endometriosis in adulthood, separate studies suggest.

Jul 13 2018

Tracking C-section pain patterns may benefit surgical patients

(Reuters Health) - Knowing more about how and when pain starts diminishing after surgery can help doctors and patients understand what's normal and when to expect a full recovery, suggests a small study.

Jul 05 2018

Secondhand smoking tied to snoring in kids

(Reuters Health) - Exposing children to secondhand tobacco smoke increases their risk of developing habitual snoring, according to an analysis of existing research.

Jul 02 2018

People with allergies often leave life-saving epinephrine at home

(Reuters Health) - Most people with severe allergies have filled their prescriptions for epinephrine auto-injectors, but fewer than half carry the devices with them, a new study suggests.

Jun 25 2018

Onsite defibrillators helping to increase cardiac arrest survival

(Reuters Health) - The use of onsite automated external defibrillators (AED), increasingly found in places like airports and sports stadiums, is raising the chances of surviving a cardiac arrest, suggests a recent study from Europe.

Jun 22 2018

Opioid reclassification linked to increase in illegal online sales

(Reuters Health) - Online black-market sales of opioid painkillers more than doubled in the United States during the two years after these drugs were "rescheduled," putting tighter restrictions on legal prescriptions and sales, according to a recent study.

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