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 Heart

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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Don’t Let Your Heart Take One for the Team

10/23/2018 | Comments | Heart

As a sports fan, you may give your heart to the Ohio State Buckeyes. Or the Boston Red Sox. Or maybe the Detroit Red Wings. When you do that – no matter your team – you know you risk a broken heart. Many sports fans, though, experience more than figurative symptoms. That’s according to a 2017...

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Aspirin’s Groundbreaking News: May Do More Harm Than Good

9/19/2018 | Comments | Heart

Millions of older adults take a daily low-dose aspirin to help prevent heart attack and stroke. But according to three recent studies, the aspirin could be doing more harm than good. Premier Health Now asked Mukul Chandra, MD, from Premier Cardiovascular Institute about the findings and if...

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Why Are Heart Attacks Rising in Pregnant Women?

7/23/2018 | Comments | Heart, Pregnancy

The number of women having heart attacks during pregnancy or within two months after delivery rose 25 percent in the 12 years (2002-2014) of a recently released NYU School of Medicine study.  What’s going on?  Mukul Chandra, MD, of Miami Valley Cardiologists, assures Premier Health Now...

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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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Behind the Mask on Roseanne: CPAP for Healthy Sleep

3/26/2018 | Comments | Heart, Sleep

When Dan Conner is startled awake by wife Roseanne in the opening scene of the rebooted TV show “Roseanne,” he sits up and pulls a mask off his face. “I thought you were dead!” Roseanne says. In reality, that mask — part of a CPAP machine — helps save lives.  Continuous positive airway...

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The Party Crasher: Holiday Heart Syndrome

12/18/2017 | Comments | Heart

Celebrating the holidays with family and friends does your heart good. Overeating and drinking too much alcohol while you party, though, can interrupt your good cheer with a condition called “holiday heart syndrome.” This condition is characterized by a fluttering in the chest, an irregular heart...

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Dayton Tesla Test Yields Not-So-Shocking Results

12/5/2017 | Comments | Heart, Technology

What impact might electric vehicles have on patients with pacemakers or defibrillators? As modern technology continues to advance, could the things designed to save our lives somehow collide with those that make them more convenient? A group of patients at Good Samaritan Hospital (closed in...

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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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Apple Watch 3 May Detect Dangerous Irregular Heartbeat

9/14/2017 | Comments | Heart

Abnormal heart rhythms can cause blood clots and stroke, yet an unknown number of Americans may not even know they are at risk. That is about to change, thanks to new technology on the Apple Watch 3 being tested in the Apple Heart Study. To learn more, Premier Health Now talked with Mark...

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Why More Kids Will Be Diagnosed with High Blood Pressure

9/7/2017 | Comments | Heart, Parenting

The number of children diagnosed with high blood pressure, also called hypertension, is likely to jump as new rules for spotting and treating the condition are put into place. More than 2 million American kids already are living with hypertension. To get a better understanding of what this...

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Step Away from the Fries

7/12/2017 | 0 Comments | Heart, Nutrition

Although your favorite fast food restaurant may entice you with discounts on National French Fry Day, July 13, there are good reasons to pass. According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and reported by CNN, people who eat fried potatoes two or more times a...

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Coconut Oil: Healthy or Unhealthy?

6/23/2017 | 0 Comments | Heart, Nutrition

What’s to be made of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) recent Presidential Advisory that saturated fat — coconut oil, in particular — raises your risk of heart disease? The advisory, published online in Circulation, received widespread media attention. In response, many weighed in across the...

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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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