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January 15, 2022

The Pandemic's Effect on Hoarding and Youth Sports
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Hoarding in a Time of Pandemic
Mental disorder symptoms have emerged or worsened for many people during the pandemic. Lockdowns and supply chain issues have also led to hoarding behavior. Carol Matthews, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Florida, explains how to distinguish between hoarding, stockpiling and panic buying, and what constitutes normal behavior in an abnormal time.
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The Decline Youth Sports & Academic Achievement
Then, team sports have been a tradition for American kids, but COVID 19 worries and other factors have reduced the number of participants, impacting kids’ health and fitness. Dan O'Neill, MD, EdD, author of “Survival of the Fit: How Physical Education Ensures Academic Achievement and a Healthy Life,” talks about the potential health effects of inactivity and childhood obesity, and why physical fitness levels also have a significant impact on academic performance.
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Bystanders Reluctant to Use AEDs
Automated external defibrillators might be increasingly available for use in the event of a cardiac arrest, but Dr. Christopher M. Smith, PhD Student in Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School, Coventry, England, led a study that found that they aren’t being used nearly as much as they should be. He talked about the reasons that bystanders are reluctant to use AEDs and what government officials can do to help.
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