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 June 2018

The One Healthy Step Smart Guys Never Skip

6/25/2018 | Comments | Heart, Fitness, Illness, Cancer, Emotional Health, Sleep

At any age, men can do their older selves a huge favor by taking one smart step now: making time once a year for a checkup with their primary care provider. Dr. Aaron Block, family physician, and Dr. Douglas Gaker, urologist, review the health issues that can trip up men as they age – and how every...

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Game Over? World Health Organization Weighs in on Video Game Addiction

6/23/2018 | Comments | Brain Health, Technology, Emotional Health

As video game technology has evolved, its realistic graphics and complex story lines provide an entertaining diversion for the millions who enjoy it. However, gaming’s popularity has also drawn many even deeper into a virtual universe they might find increasingly difficult to leave. As Premier...

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Be on ‘Tick Watch’ This Summer

6/23/2018 | Comments | Safety, Illness

Summer’s an excellent time to take advantage of the great outdoors. But beware: Ticks are taking hold of Ohio in growing numbers. One indicator of this: The Ohio Department of Health reports that since 2008, cases of Lyme disease – the most common illness spread by ticks – have risen six fold...

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Why the Latest Stroke Treatment Depends on You

6/18/2018 | Comments | Illness, Brain Health, Technology

Even with major advances in stroke treatment and research, good outcomes depend on getting fast help for a stroke victim. Neuroscience specialists Dr. Bryan Ludwig and Dr. John Terry share the life-changing progress in stroke treatment and how you can diagnose a stroke with more than 90 percent...

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Suicides Among Youth Show Alarming Increase

6/12/2018 | Comments | Parenting, Emotional Health

Suicide is now the second leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 34 in the United States. With the deaths by suicide last week of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain it’s more important than ever to talk to our children about the permanence of suicide...

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Why Does Kate Spade’s Suicide Create Profound Grief for Some Fans?

6/7/2018 | Comments | Celebrities, Emotional Health

At age 55, popular fashion designer Kate Spade seemingly had it all: money, fame, husband, child. Her freckles and warm smile added to her happy-go-lucky persona. So when news broke of her suicide, fans were understandably shocked. But some fans’ reactions went much deeper: sobbing during TV...

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Cancer Discovery: No Chemo Needed for Certain Breast Cancers

6/5/2018 | Comments | Cancer

For specific types of early-stage breast cancer, chemotherapy may not be needed to prevent cancer recurrence, according to a new international study. The authors of the TAILORx study predict that their findings will soon change the standards of care for up to 60,000 women a year in the U.S. About...

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