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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

Safety Strategies for Your Kids Online

April 16 | Comments | Safety, Technology

Kids today are fearless digital natives whose world has always been internet-ready. But they don’t have your life experience to make the best decisions online. You can help them explore safely by staying a step ahead of them with these strategies, resources and watch-outs. Join Dr. Michael Barrow...

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Making Sense of the Momo Challenge

March 1 | Comments | Parenting, Technology

Legendary horror novelist Stephen King is quoted as saying, “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes they win.” In today’s digital age, separating true monsters and ghosts from the false is a growing concern for parents seeking to protect their children from...

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How Does Screen Time Impact Children’s Brains?

12/19/2018 | Comments | Parenting, Technology

That’s a major question being asked in a multi-year National Institutes of Health study that will investigate brain development over a decade in more than 11,000 children ages 9 and 10. Preliminary results of the national study showed that children who spend more than two hours a day on...

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Game Over? World Health Organization Weighs in on Video Game Addiction

6/23/2018 | Comments | Brain Health, Technology, Emotional Health

As video game technology has evolved, its realistic graphics and complex story lines provide an entertaining diversion for the millions who enjoy it. However, gaming’s popularity has also drawn many even deeper into a virtual universe they might find increasingly difficult to leave. As Premier...

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Why the Latest Stroke Treatment Depends on You

6/18/2018 | Comments | Illness, Brain Health, Technology

Even with major advances in stroke treatment and research, good outcomes depend on getting fast help for a stroke victim. Neuroscience specialists Dr. Bryan Ludwig and Dr. John Terry share the life-changing progress in stroke treatment and how you can diagnose a stroke with more than 90 percent...

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

2/20/2018 | 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

1/8/2018 | 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 (closed in...

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