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 May 2017

Winning the Battle Against Bullying

5/27/2017 | 0 Comments | Parenting

What’s the impact of bullying on our youth? As many as 35 percent of young people ages 10 to 18 are bullied face to face and another 15 to 20 percent are cyber bullied.  Netflix’s popular “13 Reasons Why" series spotlights bullying as one of many contributing factors in a fictional high...

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Swim Healthy: Follow These 10 Tips

5/26/2017 | 0 Comments | Safety, Parenting

Are you planning to spend the lazy days of summer at the community pool, waterpark or other water play areas? Before you dive in, Premier Health Now recommends you teach your family how to avoid catching a recreational water illness (RWI). You’ll be thankful you did. The most common RWI is...

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Making a Case for Fidget Spinners

5/23/2017 | 0 Comments | Parenting

They’ve been around since the 1990s, but sales of fidget spinners to school-age children skyrocketed this spring into the millions. The paddle-shaped blades that spin when you press the core come in multiple colors, designs and prices. As CNN reported on this newest toy fad, Premier Health Now...

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Parents: Keep Open Dialogue on 13 Reasons Why

5/18/2017 | 0 Comments | Parenting

The events leading up to a fictional high school girl’s suicide, chronicled in Netflix’s new “13 Reasons Why” series, have gone viral with adolescents and teens since the show debuted in March 2017. As Netflix announced a second season for the show, Premier Health Now talked to Samaritan Behavioral...

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New Medicine Treats Paralyzing ALS

5/11/2017 | 0 Comments | Illness

Patients living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) may be able to slow the progression of the crippling disease, improve their quality of life and live longer — thanks to a new drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Developed in Japan, edaravone shows promise in helping ALS...

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Linking Brain to Computer: Science or Science Fiction?

5/3/2017 | 0 Comments | Self-Improvement

Creating a brain-computer connection by implanting electrodes in the brain is the latest ambition of entrepreneur Elon Musk, who recently announced formation of a new company called Neuralink. This push to enhance brain power with computer power is more science fiction than realistic neuroscience,...

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