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 August 2017

Don't Back Off Safe Sleep for Your Baby

8/29/2017 | 0 Comments | Safety, Parenting

Mothers know best when they follow the advice of their health care providers to always place their babies on their backs for sleep. But intending to put your baby on her back at night, and for naps, isn’t the same as actually doing so – every time – according to a recent study published in the...

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'Everybody's Talkin' at Me': How to Talk About Hate in the News

8/25/2017 | 0 Comments | Relationships, Self-Improvement

Charlottesville, terrorism, demonstrations…When the headlines are saturated with hate, the topic naturally spills over into conversation among friends, family and co-workers. Such discussion can be helpful and educational. Yet because these topics are controversial, conversations can quickly become...

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'Fitbit for Fertility': Not a Cure-all, Says Fertility Specialist

8/25/2017 | 0 Comments | Pregnancy

As Americans, we’re dazzled by gadgets that make our lives easier, more efficient and more productive — sometimes literally. Recently, makers of a wristband called Ava, which measures nine physical indicators of fertility, celebrated the first baby born with the help of this high-tech fertility...

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After Charlottesville: 6 Tips for Talking With Your Kids

8/22/2017 | 2 Comments | Parenting

With so much violence and hatred in the news, it’s smart to talk to your kids about it. For a local perspective, Premier Health Now sought guidance from Shauna Dilworth, MS, LPCC-S, Clinical Supervisor, Young Children’s Assessment and Treatment Services (YCATS) program at Samaritan Behavioral...

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Danger in Dayton: Why Eclipse Protection Matters More Here

8/19/2017 | 0 Comments | Safety

Monday’s celestial sky show will draw big crowds anxious to see the moon covering the sun. If you’re planning to watch, be sure to protect your eyes. Premier Health Now talked with Amina Husain, MD, Premier Eye Surgeons, about how to safely view the event. The Aug. 21 eclipse is the first time...

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'Overfat' Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

8/10/2017 | 0 Comments | Fitness, Nutrition

Could your level of body fat say more about your overall health than your body mass index (BMI) or even your weight? CNN recently reported on a condition researchers call “overfat” that describes a harmful amount of fat in your body, particularly in your belly — even if you have a healthy...

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Moral of the Study: Take Concussions Seriously

8/5/2017 | 0 Comments | Safety, Parenting

Football season will soon kick off. And a recently published study gives players, their families, coaches and trainers a jolting reminder to take head injuries seriously. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA, found that a neurodegenerative brain disease linked to having multiple...

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How to Avoid Summer's Heartbreaking Headline

8/2/2017 | 0 Comments | Safety, Parenting

It’s a news story that makes parents shudder. Sad news came Saturday that the Huber Heights 3-year-old who fell into a pool last weekend died from his injuries. Drowning is the second leading cause of death in children from infants through age 4. With plenty of warm days still ahead, Premier Health...

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