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 Celebrities

‘Desperate Housewives’ Star’s Cancer Highlights Dangers of HPV

3 days ago | Comments | Celebrities, Cancer

“Desperate Housewives” star Marcia Cross is using her celebrity to remove the stigma of anal cancer and emphasize the importance of preventing human papillomavirus (HPV), a likely cause of her anal cancer and her husband’s throat cancer.James Ouellette, DO, cancer surgeon with Premier Surgical...

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Brain Aneurysms: Game Of Thrones Actress’ Toughest Battle

April 12 | Comments | Celebrities, Brain Health

She’s known by millions of fans as the strong and powerful Mother of Dragons on the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. Yet during the first half of filming, Emilia Clarke was “deeply unsure of herself” as she battled to recover from two brain aneurysms.  This week — in the lead-up to the...

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Younger, Healthier Heart Patients May Bypass Open-Heart Surgery

April 6 | Comments | Heart, Celebrities

Rolling Stones fans in North America are disappointed that the legendary band is postponing their upcoming tour due to Mick Jagger’s heart valve replacement surgery. The 75-year-old superstar is recovering from a minimally invasive procedure called TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement),...

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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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Luke Perry and What to Know About Stroke

March 6 | Comments | Celebrities, Illness

According to news reports actor Luke Perry, best known for his roles in "90210" and "Riverdale," died Monday at age 52, five days after suffering a "massive stroke." What does it mean to have a “massive stroke” and how do you reduce your risk? Premier Health Now posed these questions to John...

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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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‘Sober’ No More: Demi Lovato’s Struggle with Addiction and Depression

7/27/2018 | Comments | Celebrities, Emotional Health

Thankfully, singer Demi Lovato survived an apparent drug overdose after she was reportedly revived at her Los Angeles home. Lovato has been open about her struggles with substance abuse and mental health issues, including an eating disorder and bipolar disorder, with its manic and depressive...

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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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Cause & Effect? A Closer Look at Fortnite and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

5/16/2018 | Comments | Celebrities, Pain

When Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price experienced numbness in his throwing hand, few may have imagined the discussion that would soon follow would center on a video game instead of a baseball diamond. However, Price’s eventual diagnosis with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) left some wondering if...

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Endometriosis: Even Stars Need Help to Manage Pain and Fertility

5/7/2018 | Comments | Celebrities, Pregnancy, Illness

As more celebrities share personal stories about their struggles with endometriosis, the condition is becoming less mysterious. Singer Halsey, 23, is the most recent personality to disclose how she is managing the disorder.  Yet many women still struggle for months — and sometimes years —...

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

1/26/2018 | 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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Rocker, Eric Clapton Suffering from Tinnitus, Hearing Loss

1/15/2018 | Comments | Celebrities, Hearing

Music icon Eric Clapton hopes his fans will continue to support him after revealing in a recent interview that he suffers from tinnitus and hearing loss. Tinnitus, often referred to as “ringing in the ears,” is the perception of hearing something when there is no external noise...

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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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Gaga Puts Her Face on a Puzzling Disease

9/22/2017 | Comments | Celebrities, Illness, Pain

You could almost hear the enthusiastic (yet empathetic) cheer from fibromyalgia sufferers recently when they got the news: Lady Gaga shares their long-misunderstood disease. Although fibromyalgia is nothing to cheer about, Lady Gaga’s admittance to the club will surely help dissipate some of...

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Duchess Kate’s Severe Morning Sickness Rare but Manageable

9/9/2017 | Comments | Celebrities, Pregnancy

The acute morning sickness of Britain’s Duchess Kate, who is expecting her third child, has sparked concern and interest across the globe.  Premier Health Now talked with midwife Stacy Hudepohl, MSN, CNM, certified nurse midwife, Women’s Health & Wellness in Mason, Ohio, about 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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Cassidy Moves Past Denial of Dementia

2/22/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Illness

David Cassidy — singer/actor, former teen idol and star of the ‘70s TV hit The Partridge Family — just ended his touring career at age 66. He’s been diagnosed with dementia and wants to “focus on what I am, who I am and how I’ve been without any distractions,” he told People magazine.Cassidy has...

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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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Executive Order: Vaccines Reduce Pneumonia Risk

1/26/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Illness

Former President George H.W. Bush brought to national attention the seriousness of pneumonia for older adults when he entered the hospital January 14 with shortness of breath.Now that our 41st president is out of intensive care and on the mend, Health Now checked in with Marcus Washington, MD, of...

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In Vogue: Motherhood After 50?

1/6/2017 | 0 Comments | Celebrities, Pregnancy

Celebrity births are big news. All the more when the celebrity happens to be 50 years old, and having her first child – like Janet Jackson this week. Even so, later life pregnancies seem to be more common today. We checked statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm...

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Taking News of Celebrity Deaths to Heart

12/28/2016 | 0 Comments | Heart, Celebrities

The loss of two pop icons two days apart — actress Carrie Fisher and singer George Michael — has left a hole in many fans’ hearts. Especially at this time of year. And the news that heart disease had a role in both stars’ deaths hits close to home: Heart disease can affect anyone.  What else...

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