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May 08, 2021

Mental Health Issues Skyrocket & Recycling 101
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Mental Health Issues Skyrocket
A significant number of Americans suffer from mental health issues, but one expert says that number skyrocketed during the pandemics and lockdowns. Christy Kane, PhD, Trauma Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and author of "Fractured Souls and Splintered Memories: Unlocking the 'Boxes' of Trauma." says data indicates that the need for mental health services for children increased by 98% in the past year. She also estimates that 90% of the overall population is struggling mentally to deal with changes connected to COVID-19.
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Recycling 101
If you've ever wondered if an item can be recycled or if you should just toss it in the garbage can, you're not alone. Jennie Romer, Recycling Expert, author of "Can I Recycle This? A Guide to Better Recycling and How to Reduce Single-Use Plastics" outlines the most common items that consumers incorrectly believe can be recycled and why. She also explains why only 9% of the plastic ever produced has been recycled.
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A Second Opinion on the Value of Second Opinions
Many patients seek a second opinion before treatment for a complex medical condition. Thomas Beckman, MD, Fellow in Advanced General Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, led a study at Mayo that found that only 12 percent of second opinions confirm that the original diagnosis was complete and correct. He explains what illnesses should merit the pursuit of a second opinion.
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