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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 Cancer

Despite Studies, Sunscreen Still Good Protection

5 days ago | Comments | Cancer

Sunscreen is a leading line of defense, second to clothing, against the sun’s harmful, cancer-causing rays. But recent headlines put a chink, or a little doubt, in this UV-blocking armor. A small study, published in the medical journal JAMA and conducted by the Center for Drug Evaluation and...

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‘Jeopardy!’ Host Says He’ll Fight Pancreatic Cancer

March 11 | Comments | Celebrities, Cancer

Last week Alex Trebek, popular host of the game show “Jeopardy!” for almost 35 years, announced to fans that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In his brief, one-minute announcement on the Jeopardy! stage, an upbeat Trebek told fans he plans to fight the disease, adding, “I have to beat it,...

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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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How Immunotherapy Cues Your Body to Fight Cancer

9/25/2018 | Comments | Cancer

The latest revolution in cancer treatment is an inside job – mobilizing your own immune system. Immunotherapy helps your body recognize cancer cells as the invaders they are and stop them – like the way your body protects you from invading viruses and bacteria. It’s proving successful in some lung...

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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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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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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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New Study: Why Breast Cancer Can Spread After Surgery

4/24/2018 | Comments | Cancer

A new study establishing a link between inflammation and tumor cells raises questions about cancer cells that may survive after breast cancer surgery. As reported by ABC News, the study conducted with mice puts forth the idea that the immune system is so busy healing inflammation at the surgical...

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Do Tumor Markers Mean Shannen Doherty's Breast Cancer Returned?

4/24/2018 | Comments | Cancer

Although 47-year-old actress Shannen Doherty is understandably anxious after learning that some of her tumor markers were elevated after a recent blood test, it doesn’t necessarily mean her breast cancer has returned. Doherty, who is currently in remission, made the announcement via Instagram...

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Colonoscopy: The Only Colorectal Screening That Prevents Cancer

2/28/2018 | Comments | Cancer

Most people with colorectal cancer have no symptoms, which is why it’s so important to understand your risks and get proper health screenings. “This is very relevant to everyone,” says Rosanne Danielson, MD, Premier Gastroenterology Specialists.  Since March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness...

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‘Today, I’m the One.’ Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Breast Cancer News

9/29/2017 | Comments | Celebrities, Cancer

"1 in 8 women get breast cancer. Today, I'm the one." That’s how Julia Louis-Dreyfus shared her news this week via Twitter. The Veep and Seinfeld megastar, 56, a longtime advocate of cancer research, received the diagnosis on Sept. 18, the day after picking up her eighth Primetime Emmy. The...

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Neurosurgeon Sheds Light on McCain Brain Cancer

7/24/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Cancer

Senator John McCain’s diagnosis of brain cancer has put the spotlight on glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly type of brain tumor. Health Now talked to neurosurgeon Ania Pollack, MD, Premier Health Clinical Neuroscience Institute, about the treatment and outlook for Sen. McCain and others...

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Know Your Limit: Daily Drinking and Breast Cancer Risk

6/13/2017 | 0 Comments | Cancer, Nutrition

Daily drinking may increase your risk for developing breast cancer — but don’t forego that glass of wine with dinner just yet. A new report from the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research says sipping an average of 10 grams of alcohol a day is associated...

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Worrisome Trend: Diseases of Aging Strike Young

4/6/2017 | 0 Comments | Fitness, Illness, Cancer

More people under age 65 are diagnosed with arthritis, colon cancer and stroke — conditions once thought to be the domain of older adults.  What’s going on? Premier Health Now talked with Mark Williams, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine, to find out. “We don't know the absolute scientific...

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Now Trending: Colon Cancer in Young Adults

3/6/2017 | 0 Comments | Cancer

Here’s disturbing news that’s trend-worthy. If you’re in your 20s, 30s or 40s, your risk of colon cancer has doubled, and your risk of rectal cancer has quadrupled compared to older adults. This, according to American Cancer Society researchers who found that people younger than 55 are 58 percent...

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What's Leftover Lasagna Got to Do with Colon Cancer?

3/3/2017 | 0 Comments | Cancer

Since March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Premier Health Now reminds you that if you’re due for a colon cancer screening, now’s a perfect time to get it scheduled. Two reasons, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:  Of cancers that affect both men and women,...

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Can Sunscreen Really Prevent Skin Cancer?

2/17/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Cancer

Sunscreen has a new champion, and he’s right out of Hollywood. Actor Hugh Jackman’s four-time battle with basal cell carcinoma has him encouraging fans to #wearsunscreen! Jackman’s basal cell carcinoma is the most frequently occurring form of skin cancer. It’s caused by cumulative, intense...

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Am I at Greater Risk of Dying from Cervical Cancer?

1/30/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Cancer

A new study says the death rate from cervical cancer is worse than experts thought. Premier Health Now asked Michael Guy MD, Premier Gynecologic Oncology, for the details.“It’s true that the chances of dying from cervical cancer are higher than we thought,” Dr. Guy says, “but it’s important to...

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