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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 Technology

Tech Giants Race to Develop Pain-Free Device to Monitor Blood Sugar

February 20 | Comments | Technology

Patients with diabetes currently have the ability to use devices known as continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) to keep constant tabs on their blood sugar levels, but these also require embedding a needle underneath the skin. However, a new non-invasive technology is emerging that will allow...

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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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Why Facebook is Scanning Your Posts for Suicidal Clues

12/8/2017 | Comments | Technology, Emotional Health

Your Facebook posts, video and live streams are now under continual surveillance, Facebook execs announced in late November. With the help of computer software, the company has begun scanning for phrases like “Are you OK?” or “Can I help?” that may indicate a Facebook user is having suicidal...

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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 – Dayton has...

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