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 February 2019

Dating Violence: How to Prepare and Protect Your Teen

February 21 | Comments | Relationships, Parenting

Teen dating violence is a real and growing concern for parents. How can you increase the chances your son or daughter will establish healthy dating relationships and avoid becoming a teen dating violence statistic? In observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Beth Collins, MS, LPCC-S, a...

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Teen Dating Violence: Is Your Teen at Risk?

February 20 | Comments | Relationships, Parenting

Dating is a natural part of life for teens. On the positive side, dating can contribute to teens’ healthy social development. But as a parent, you can’t help but worry and be wary of teen dating violence and abuse. During Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, Premier Health Now asked Beth Collins,...

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Why Your Random Act of Kindness Makes YOU Happy

February 16 | Comments | Self-Improvement

Your kind deed on Random Act of Kindness Day (Sunday, February 17) – or any random day – can affect more than the recipient of your act. Plenty of research indicates that being kind can have positive returns. Let’s say you pick up the tab for the person next to you at the coffee shop. She’ll...

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Alert: Obesity-Related Cancers on Rise in Young People

February 11 | Comments | Parenting, Cancer

For anyone concerned about links between obesity and some cancers, new findings released by the American Cancer Society are even more unsettling. A recent study showed obesity-related cancers in young people are on the rise in significant numbers. Cancers associated with excess body weight...

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The Benefits Of Tidying Up

February 4 | Comments | Self-Improvement, Emotional Health

Marie Kondo is all about de-cluttering, yet the value in her lessons goes far beyond techniques for creating an ordered closet. To understand the deeper benefits of tidying up, Premier Health Now talked with Stephen Liptak, Psy.D., a psychologist at Upper Valley Outpatient Behavioral Health. It...

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Stuck In a Rut? Set Small Goals For Success

February 1 | Comments | Self-Improvement

Groundhog Day can be a shot at a new beginning or a sign that we’re stuck in a rut — just like Bill Murray reliving the same bad day, again and again in the movie. It’s also about the time that many people who made New Year’s resolutions give up. As February begins, what can you do to...

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