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 January 2017

Am I at Greater Risk of Dying from Cervical Cancer?

1/30/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Cancer

A new study says the death rate from cervical cancer is worse than experts thought. Premier Health Now asked Michael Guy MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology, for the details.“It’s true that the chances of dying from cervical cancer are higher than we thought,” Dr. Guy says, “but it’s important to...

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Executive Order: Vaccines Reduce Pneumonia Risk

1/26/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Illness

Former President George H.W. Bush brought to national attention the seriousness of pneumonia for older adults when he entered the hospital January 14 with shortness of breath.Now that our 41st president is out of intensive care and on the mend, Health Now checked in with Marcus Washington, MD, of...

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Peanuts for Babies: Why Parents Can Trust New Recommendations

1/24/2017 | 0 Comments | Parenting, Allergies

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics on introducing peanut products to infants have received mixed reviews from parents. In a recent New York Times article, parents from various states sounded off about their guilt and angst regarding new recommendations on reducing childhood...

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Be It Resolved: Weekend-Only Exercise Counts

1/20/2017 | 0 Comments | Fitness, Self-Improvement

Are weekday work and family obligations crowding out your New Year’s resolution to exercise regularly?If weekends seem to be your only chance for physical activity, you’re not alone. And you’re not out of luck.At least according to a study recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine.Subjects of the...

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It's Not Too Late for a Flu Shot

1/19/2017 | 0 Comments | Flu

A spike in flu cases is a sign that flu season is kicking into high gear.Flu cases are on the rise in Ohio for the second week in a row and health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expect flu activity to increase. If you didn’t get a flu shot this fall, don’t panic. Premier...

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Why It's Hard to Keep New Year's Resolutions

1/17/2017 | 0 Comments | Self-Improvement

If you’re like most Americans, you’re about ready to bail on your New Year’s resolution. Premier Health Now talked with neuropsychologist Fadi Tayim, PhD, Premier Health Clinical Neuroscience Institute, to find out why it’s so difficult to keep resolutions, and what you can do differently to...

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Turn Your New Year's Fitness Resolution into a Habit

1/13/2017 | 0 Comments | Fitness, Self-Improvement

If your New Year’s resolution includes the phrases “exercise more” and “lose weight,” you are among the more than 25 percent of Americans who made resolutions that take aim at getting fit.To boost the odds of achieving your goal, Premier Health Now talked with Joshua Ordway, MD, Franklin Family...

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Home Safe Home: Protect Babies and Toddlers

1/7/2017 | 0 Comments | Safety, Parenting

Are you overlooking hazards to child safety in your own home? The shocking video of a 2-year-old pinned by a dresser and his twin brother’s astonishing rescue has grabbed the attention of millions. The twins’ parents posted their nanny cam video to alert others to the dangers of tipping...

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In Vogue: Motherhood After 50?

1/6/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Pregnancy

Celebrity births are big news. All the more when the celebrity happens to be 50 years old, and having her first child – like Janet Jackson this week. Even so, later life pregnancies seem to be more common today. We checked statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm...

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