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 2018

New Screening Options for Cervical Cancer

8/30/2018 | Comments | Cancer

Women and their health care providers now have updated guidelines to follow on screening for cervical cancer with new recommendations announced by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Premier Health Now talked with Michael Guy, MD, gynecologic oncologist with Premier Gynecologic Oncology,...

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease: Not Just for Kids!

8/27/2018 | Comments | Illness

A disease common to children has taken some adult athletes off the playing field recently. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), typically found in kids, sent New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard to the 10-day disabled list. And it forced the cancellation of the West Virginia University...

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EpiPen Shortage Sparks Back-to-School Concerns Among Parents

8/25/2018 | Comments | Parenting, Allergies

Back-to-school shopping is an annual tradition that takes families on an annual scavenger hunt to locate supplies such as pencils, paper and new clothes. For others, however, the most difficult thing to find on their list is a particular item that can mean the difference between life and...

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Ease Your Way Back to School

8/25/2018 | Comments | Parenting

Going from carefree summer days back to the school routine can be hard for kids and parents alike. Ease the transition with practical tips on required vaccines and physicals, setting up healthy sleep habits, watching out for concussion signs and who to consult for extra help. Join Dr. Michael Barrow...

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New Study Finds Brain Injury Doubles Suicide Risk

8/19/2018 | Comments | Brain Health

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) from a car accident, sports injury or other blow to the head can have far more than physical consequences. A study recently published in the medical journal JAMA finds that those who have suffered TBI have nearly double the risk of suicide, compared to the general...

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Stress, Implicit Bias Increase Childbirth Risks for Black Women

8/10/2018 | Comments | Celebrities, Pregnancy

By speaking out about their own experiences giving birth, Serena Williams and Beyoncé are calling attention to a serious health concern for black women: they are more likely to experience childbirth risks such as pre-eclampsia, or blood clots. Beyoncé had pre-eclampsia that required an emergency...

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Study Linking Digital Media Habits with ADHD Draws Attention

8/2/2018 | Comments | Brain Health

Is there a link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and digital media consumption? A recently released study of more than 2,500 high school students has generated a lot of interest as it sought to determine an answer. Researchers spent two years examining the digital media...

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