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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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Another School Shooting: Don't Run From the Difficult Conversation

1 days ago | Comments | Parenting, Emotional Health

When a school shooting like the one in Parkland, Florida, saturates the airwaves, it naturally creates anxiety in kids. And in parents. It can be tempting to deal with the anxiety by avoiding the topic. But that would be a mistake, says psychiatrist Mark Casdorph, DO, with Upper Valley Outpatient...

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New Guidelines Buy Time for Some Stroke Patients

5 days ago | Comments | Brain Health

When you notice signs of a stroke coming on, dialing 9-1-1 for immediate medical care is still the order of the day. But for some stroke patients, according to newly published guidelines, the narrow window of time for effective stroke treatment may be a little wider than previously thought.  Who...

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Rocker, Eric Clapton Suffering from Tinnitus, Hearing Loss

January 15 | 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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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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Could Concussions Deliver a Harder Hit to Girls?

10/28/2017 | Comments | Safety, Parenting, Brain Health

Twenty-eight days after sustaining a concussion, half of young female athletes still complained of symptoms. Yet that number dropped to just 11 days for young male athletes. This according to results of a study reported this month by Reuters.  What does this news mean for parents? To learn more...

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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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Study Raises Hope for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

9/15/2017 | Comments | Illness, Brain Health

Recently, an experimental blood test showed a high rate of accuracy in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease, in a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  What does this mean in the quest to better understand, treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, the most...

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'Overfat' Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

8/10/2017 | 0 Comments | Fitness, Nutrition

Could your level of body fat say more about your overall health than your body mass index (BMI) or even your weight? CNN recently reported on a condition researchers call “overfat” that describes a harmful amount of fat in your body, particularly in your belly — even if you have a healthy...

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Don't Get Burned by Homemade Slime

3/31/2017 | 0 Comments | Safety, Parenting

They stretch it, poke it, shape it, add color and even glitter to it. The current craze for homemade slime among teens and middle schoolers had a recent setback when a young girl from Massachusetts experienced second- and third-degree burns from handling her homemade slime. Fox News...

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