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 December 2018

Homelessness Comes to Sesame Street

12/19/2018 | Comments | Parenting, Emotional Health

It’s fitting that Sesame Street Muppet Lily left the show, but now is back again. Instability is one of the realities of homelessness that Sesame Street producers hope Lily will teach viewers. Empathy and understanding of the growing issue is their overall goal. As a social worker with Samaritan...

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How Does Screen Time Impact Children’s Brains?

12/19/2018 | Comments | Parenting, Technology

That’s a major question being asked in a multi-year National Institutes of Health study that will investigate brain development over a decade in more than 11,000 children ages 9 and 10. Preliminary results of the national study showed that children who spend more than two hours a day on...

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CDC: Say No To The Dough!

12/12/2018 | Comments | Safety, Nutrition

It’s the time of year for holiday baking — and for a food safety refresher. Many of us may sneak a taste of raw sugar cookie dough, or let our kids lick the chocolate cake batter from mixing beaters. That’s not such a healthy move, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Raw flour can...

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Why is the Prevalence of Autism Rising?

12/11/2018 | Comments | Parenting

The prevalence of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder appears to be rising – to one in 40, or 2.5 percent of children in the U.S. – according to a recently published study in the medical journal Pediatrics. The study is based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2016 National Survey...

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Buzz Around CBD Oil Heightens Public Interest and Concern

12/10/2018 | Comments | Safety

As public policy and private interest on the subject of marijuana has grown in recent years, so has the interest in cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is derived both from the marijuana and hemp plants. CBD oil is being touted as a kind of miracle drug that is a remedy for issues such as anxiety, acne,...

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Brain Cyst a Factor in Urban Meyer’s Retirement

12/4/2018 | Comments | Brain Health

The rumors about Ohio State Buckeyes football coach Urban Meyer’s early retirement proved to be true. The winning coach cited his health and family as his number one reason for stepping away from a job he loves. Completing his seventh season at OSU, Coach Meyer recently revealed he suffers...

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