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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

27 Dec 2016

‘Word Clouds’ comfort families and doctors of dying patients

(Reuters Health) - To humanize the intensive care unit and comfort families of the dying, Canadian doctors have found a way to elicit happier memories at the bedside.

16 Dec 2016

Down the road: better seatbelts for seniors

Ohio researchers say today’s seat belts weren’t designed to protect the smaller, frailer seniors who account for tens of millions of drivers in the U.S alone.

23 Nov 2016

Sealed chamber brings wonders of nature to hospitalized kids

(Reuters Health) - At North Carolina Children’s Hospital, immune-compromised kids can experience the natural environment while getting around hospital rules - digging in dirt, poking into pitcher plants and observing other wonders of nature otherwise prohibited - thanks to a new device called the WonderSphere.

30 Sep 2016

Doctors don't communicate well about terminally ill patients

(Reuters Health) - Cancer specialists and primary care physicians are not communicating very well about the end-of-life concerns of the patients they share - and according to one new study, they often rely on those patients to convey information back and forth.

19 Aug 2016

Hospice teams may be overlooking teenaged family members

(Reuters Health) - Teens with dying parents don’t benefit as much from hospice services as older members of the family do, a new study suggests.

22 Jul 2016

Program helps families ‘talk about driving’ with seniors

(Reuters Health) - When Elizabeth Kennedy’s 84-year-old father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease two years ago, she removed the car keys from his Johnstown, Pennsylvania home and his Volkswagen Passat from the driveway. Despite warnings from his four children and his doctor, any opportunity to get behind the wheel would have proven too tempting for Kennedy’s newly widowed dad.

01 Jul 2016

Opting for CPR but not intubation may not be wise

(Reuters Health) – If you have an advance directive that cherry-picks the interventions you want to receive if your heart suddenly stops, you might want to rethink your choices, according to physicians writing in JAMA Internal Medicine.

17 Jun 2016

Doctors blame many factors for futile care, themselves included

Doctors who were asked about causes of inappropriate care at the end of life didn’t have to look far to place blame. They blamed themselves.

10 Jun 2016

Paramedics face hard choices at nursing homes

(Reuters Health) - Too often, when an ambulance is called to a nursing home, the resident’s wishes regarding end-of-life care aren’t clear and the staff have differing opinions, leaving paramedics to navigate through the confusion, a new paper suggests.

20 May 2016

Senate bill would extend coverage of in vitro fertilization to wounded veterans

(Reuters Health) – U.S. military veterans who are infertile as a result of combat or training-related injuries still don’t have insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF), but that might change soon.

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