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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 in Brain Health

New Guidelines Buy Time for Some Stroke Patients

1 days ago | Comments | Brain Health

When you notice signs of a stroke coming on, dialing 9-1-1 for immediate medical care is still the order of the day. But for some stroke patients, according to newly published guidelines, the narrow window of time for effective stroke treatment may be a little wider than previously thought.  Who...

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Neil Diamond’s Parkinson’s Diagnosis May Lead to Brighter Future

January 26 | Comments | Celebrities, Brain Health

The career of legendary singer and recording artist Neil Diamond has spanned nearly seven decades and garnered numerous awards. Just last week it was announced that The Recording Academy will be presenting him with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award this summer. However, this honor has been...

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Can't Stop Gaming? Soon It Will Be a Mental Health Condition

January 8 | Comments | Brain Health, Technology, Emotional Health

“Gaming disorder,” an obsessive playing of video games that impairs personal, social, academic or occupational functioning, is likely to be recognized soon as its own mental health condition.  CNN recently reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) has drafted a definition of...

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Does Binge-Watching Do 'Stranger Things' to Your Brain

11/20/2017 | Comments | Self-Improvement, Brain Health

You can’t wait to watch the entire second season of “Stranger Things” on your next free weekend. The instant gratification of immersing yourself in the science fiction thriller will be enormous. But does your brain — or your emotions — pay a price? Premier Health Now asked neuropsychologist Fadi...

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High Blood Pressure: What a Difference a Day Makes

11/16/2017 | Comments | Heart, Brain Health

The American Heart Association issued new guidelines this week regarding who — and who doesn’t — have high blood pressure (HBP). That means millions of Americans woke to a diagnosis of HBP that they didn’t have when they went to bed the night before. HBP, which can lead to stroke, heart...

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Dodging Dementia With Clot-Blocking Blood Thinners

11/10/2017 | Comments | Heart, Brain Health

People with atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are treated with blood thinners are less likely to develop dementia compared to AFib patients who don’t take blood thinners. This, according to results of a new study reported by The Guardian. AFib, an irregular heartbeat, can lead to blood clots and...

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Could Concussions Deliver a Harder Hit to Girls?

10/28/2017 | Comments | Safety, Parenting, Brain Health

Twenty-eight days after sustaining a concussion, half of young female athletes still complained of symptoms. Yet that number dropped to just 11 days for young male athletes. This according to results of a study reported this month by Reuters.  What does this news mean for parents? To learn more...

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The SAD Effects of Shorter Days

10/19/2017 | Comments | Illness, Brain Health

As days get shorter, sunlight dwindles and skies turn grey, does your mood seem to take a downcast turn, too? If so, you could have a condition called seasonal affective disorder – known by its apt acronym, SAD. To learn more about SAD, its symptoms and how to treat it, Premier Health Now recently...

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Study Raises Hope for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

9/15/2017 | Comments | Illness, Brain Health

Recently, an experimental blood test showed a high rate of accuracy in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, in a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  What does this mean in the quest to better understand, treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, the most...

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