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 Pregnancy

Why Pregnancy-Related Deaths Are On the Rise

May 21 | Comments | Pregnancy

More women are dying from pregnancy-related deaths in this generation than their mothers’ generation, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And three out of five of those deaths are preventable. This alarming trend is occurring despite medical...

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Maternity Mystery: 11 Miami Valley Hospital Nurses Pregnant At Once

May 7 | Comments | Pregnancy

Eleven nurses who work in Miami Valley Hospital’s labor and delivery department are pregnant. It’s a story so unusual, it’s making local and national headlines. What’s the science behind the phenomenon? Premier Health Now looked to OB/GYN Stephen Guy, MD with Women’s Health...

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Woman’s Double Uterus Produces Two Births, Three Babies a Month Apart

April 8 | Comments | Pregnancy

Twenty six days after a Bangladeshi woman with a double uterus gave birth to a healthy baby boy, she went to another hospital with stomach pains and delivered healthy twins by C-section. Premier Health Now asked David McKenna, MD, maternal-fetal medicine specialist with Perinatal Partners in...

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IVF Gave Obamas a Second Chance at Pregnancy

11/15/2018 | Comments | Pregnancy

If you suffer from infertility, Michelle Obama has shared your pain. In her new book and in recent interviews she opens up about the heartbreak of miscarriage, fertility issues, and her desire to help young women who want to conceive. She says in vitro fertilization (IVF) provided her and...

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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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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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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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The Pain of Infertility: 4 Ways to Show Your Support

3/16/2018 | Comments | Relationships, Pregnancy

“Fertility is a fickle thing.” When actress Hilarie Burton posted those words recently on Instagram, she peeled away layers of the taboo surrounding infertility. Burton talked about her journey to have a second child – her “miracle baby” – with actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan in announcing the birth of...

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Smoking Still a Threat to Babies' Health

3/12/2018 | Comments | Pregnancy, Parenting

Despite the health risks to mother and baby, 1 of every 14 pregnant women in the U.S. – about 7.2 percent – smoked cigarettes in 2016, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ohio and 30 other states have a smoking-while-pregnant rate above this national...

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Male Infertility from Pain Pills?

1/19/2018 | Comments | Pregnancy, Fitness, Pain

Athletes and others who exercise intensely often use over-the-counter pain medications to control their aches and pains. But according to a new study, ibuprofen – in doses commonly taken by athletes – can lower fertility in men. What should regular ibuprofen users make of this news, which was...

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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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'Fitbit for Fertility': Not a Cure-all, Says Fertility Specialist

8/25/2017 | 0 Comments | Pregnancy

As Americans, we’re dazzled by gadgets that make our lives easier, more efficient and more productive — sometimes literally. Recently, makers of a wristband called Ava, which measures nine physical indicators of fertility, celebrated the first baby born with the help of this high-tech fertility...

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Two Reasons Why Zika Remains a Threat to Unborn Babies

7/6/2017 | 0 Comments | Pregnancy

Last summer’s hype surrounding the Rio Olympics put Zika virus front and center. A year later, the barrage of news coverage has subsided, but the potential danger remains, as explained in this recent story. Premier Health Now talked to Katherine Bachman, MD, MS, Upper Valley Women’s Center, about...

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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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