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 July 2017

Jumping to Conclusions? Or is Trampoline Alert On Target?

7/26/2017 | 3 Comments | Parenting, Fitness

The gush of warnings began shortly after a Florida mom posted a pic of her tearful toddler. He broke his leg on a trampoline and is in a waist-to-ankle cast for six weeks. “Think again before letting your kid on a trampoline,” warned one online report. “Our lives have been turned upside down,” the...

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Reduce Dementia by a Third? Tell Us How!

7/25/2017 | 0 Comments | Self-Improvement, Illness

With dementia afflicting 45 million people worldwide in 2015, the disease could well be the biggest killer of the 21st century, some experts think. A new report from the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care suggests that up to a third of Alzheimer’s and other dementia...

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Neurosurgeon Sheds Light on McCain Brain Cancer

7/24/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Cancer

Senator John McCain’s diagnosis of brain cancer has put the spotlight on glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly type of brain tumor. Health Now talked to neurosurgeon Ania Pollack, MD, Premier Health Clinical Neuroscience Institute, about the treatment and outlook for Sen. McCain and others...

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Did You See Those Legs?

7/20/2017 | 0 Comments | Fitness

The bulging veins of Tour de France cyclist Paweł Poljański's legs recently made for an eye-popping, viral photo. This image grabbed the attention of Premier Health Now — and probably of most anyone used to pedaling far less grueling distances than the Tour’s 3,540 kilometers. Health Now asked Jon...

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Bone Up on Ways to Beat Vitamin D Deficiency

7/14/2017 | 0 Comments | Nutrition

If you feel fatigued, not like yourself and maybe a little depressed, you might need more vitamin D. Nearly 40 percent of U.S. citizens do not get enough of the nutrient, which your skin makes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. The rate of vitamin D deficiency is at epidemic levels, say some health...

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Step Away from the Fries

7/12/2017 | 0 Comments | Heart, Nutrition

Although your favorite fast food restaurant may entice you with discounts on National French Fry Day, July 13, there are good reasons to pass. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and reported by CNN, people who eat fried potatoes two or more times a...

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Two Reasons Why Zika Remains a Threat to Unborn Babies

7/6/2017 | 0 Comments | Pregnancy

Last summer’s hype surrounding the Rio Olympics put Zika virus front and center. A year later, the barrage of news coverage has subsided, but the potential danger remains, as explained in this recent story. Premier Health Now talked to Katherine Bachman, MD, MS, Upper Valley Women’s Center, about...

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