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 November 2017

Simple Steps to a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season

11/21/2017 | Comments | Safety, Nutrition

Keep the “happy” in your holidays with these helpful reminders for making safe and healthy choices in the seasonal rush – from Dr. Aaron Block and Premier Health Dietitian Meredith Jones in this Premier Health Now On Air podcast.  

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Does Binge-Watching Do 'Stranger Things' to Your Brain

11/20/2017 | Comments | Self-Improvement, Brain Health

You can’t wait to watch the entire second season of “Stranger Things” on your next free weekend. The instant gratification of immersing yourself in the science fiction thriller will be enormous. But does your brain — or your emotions — pay a price? Premier Health Now asked neuropsychologist Fadi...

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High Blood Pressure: What a Difference a Day Makes

11/16/2017 | Comments | Heart, Brain Health

The American Heart Association issued new guidelines this week regarding who — and who doesn’t — have high blood pressure (HBP). That means millions of Americans woke to a diagnosis of HBP that they didn’t have when they went to bed the night before. HBP, which can lead to stroke, heart...

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LeBron James Heals Himself by Standing Still

11/13/2017 | Comments | Fitness

It’s no secret that basketball superstar LeBron James is a popular draw on social media, but you might be surprised to know that his most recent viral video doesn’t feature a spectacular dunk, pass or shot. Instead, over 3.2 million Instagram viewers have watched James balance himself on two...

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Dodging Dementia With Clot-Blocking Blood Thinners

11/10/2017 | Comments | Heart, Brain Health

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are treated with blood thinners are less likely to develop dementia compared to AFib patients who don’t take blood thinners. This, according to results of a new study reported by The Guardian. AFib, an irregular heartbeat, can lead to blood clots and...

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How to Help Your Child When School Stress Grows

11/10/2017 | Comments | Parenting, Self-Improvement

It’s that stressful time of year again. As teachers release first quarter grades, anxiety levels can increase for children and teens. Whether your child’s report card is filled with A’s or an alphabet soup, the end of the first grading period can trigger emotional responses. Academic, social and...

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