Like you, we’re keeping an eye on news – especially the bits that could affect our health or the well-being of our families. But let’s face it, those stories don’t always get to what it means. That’s why the Premier Health Now team came up with this idea to give you more insights into the headlines you and your friends will be talking about. Whether the story is close to home or far away, whether it causes worry or makes you smile, we invite you to check in with Premier Health Now to get the "so what" behind the day’s news.

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Stories from December 2016

Taking News of Celebrity Deaths to Heart

12/28/2016 | 0 Comments | Heart, Celebrities

The loss of two pop icons two days apart — actress Carrie Fisher and singer George Michael — has left a hole in many fans’ hearts. Especially at this time of year. And the news that heart disease had a role in both stars’ deaths hits close to home: Heart disease can affect anyone.  What else...

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Is Phubbing Putting Your Relationships at Risk?

12/20/2016 | 0 Comments | Relationships

As families gather for the holidays, there’s a growing source of tension among generations: phubbing.  Coined in Australia in 2012 as shorthand for “phone snubbing,” phubbing occurs when you give your smartphone more attention than the people you’re with.  Parents and grandparents want...

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Busting a Polar Vortex Myth

12/13/2016 | 0 Comments | Colds

The season’s first polar vortex is causing shivers throughout our region. Does that mean you can plan on coughing and sneezing your way through the coming holidays? Premier Health Now asked family physician Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia, about the health effects of a big drop in...

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