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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

18 May 2018

Needed heart attack care is faster when EMS can bypass local hospital

(Reuters Health) - Heart attack patients get faster life-saving treatment to restore blood flow if they live in states where ambulances are allowed to bypass local hospitals and rush to facilities with specialized cardiac care, a U.S. study suggests.

18 May 2018

Moisturizing bath washes may not help kids with eczema

(Reuters Health) - Children with eczema whose bath water contains added moisturizers may get no more relief from the itchy skin condition than they would without the extra bath products, a recent experiment suggests.

18 May 2018

Reporting outcomes of procedure to unblock arteries may not improve care

(Reuters Health) - Public reporting of outcomes for a common procedure to clear blocked arteries was supposed to improve quality, but some doctors say it hasn't delivered on the goal of enhancing patient care.

17 May 2018

Early puberty in girls tied to bullying in school

(Reuters Health) - Girls who go through puberty early may be more likely than peers who mature later to be involved in bullying at school - either as victims or perpetrators, a recent study suggests.

16 May 2018

Schizophrenics may do better with earlier, team-based care

(Reuters Health) - People with schizophrenia who are treated early in their disease course, with extra support in addition to drugs and psychotherapy, may do better than they would with usual treatment, which often lacks coordination and starts after psychosis has taken hold, a recent study suggests.

16 May 2018

Early deployment tied to increased suicide risk for soldiers

(Reuters Health) - When soldiers have their first deployment within their first year of service, they may be twice as likely to attempt suicide during or after their second deployment, a U.S. study suggests.

16 May 2018

Teen night owls more prone to emotional and behavioral problems

(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who are naturally inclined to stay up late at night are more likely to suffer from insomnia as well as behavioral and emotional problems than their peers who prefer an earlier bedtime, a recent study suggests.

15 May 2018

Doctors slow to switch diabetes treatment when drugs don't work

(Reuters Health) - When type 2 diabetes isn't well controlled with oral medications, doctors are often slow to switch patients to more intensive treatment, a U.S. study suggests.

15 May 2018

Obesity tied to risk of irregular heart rhythm in both genders

(Reuters Health) - Both men and women who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop an irregular heart rhythm condition known as atrial fibrillation than their counterparts who maintain a healthy weight, a recent study suggests.

14 May 2018

Parents see PG-13 gun violence as inappropriate for younger teens

(Reuters Health) - Gun violence in PG-13 movies may be more palatable to parents when it's seen as justified within the context of the plot, but a new study suggests that many parents would like to shield kids from these scenes until they're older.

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