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‘A perfect storm:’ Body-image struggles, eating disorders converge during pandemic
PHOENIX – A new study finds pandemic-related stress may be linked to body image issues and social media can harm those with eating disorders.
‘Dog-flipping’ on the rise as more Americans seek companionship during pandemic
PHOENIX – With many people searching for companions during the pandemic, dog thieves are reselling of desirable pooches for thousands of dollars.
‘Words matter’: Asian Americans frightened, frustrated by continued hate crimes
PHOENIX – Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian American and Pacific Islander community have seen increases in hate crimes. After this week’s Atlanta murders, Arizona advocates are voicing the need for change.
For LGBTQ seniors, COVID-19 worsens an epidemic of loneliness
PHOENIX – The COVID-19 pandemic has left an epidemic of loneliness for LGBTQ+ seniors in its wake. However, local communities are finding ways to get these seniors social once again.
‘ESAs are merely a Band-Aid’: Arizona education advocates oppose bill to expand school vouchers
PHOENIX – Arizona legislators are considering expanding school vouchers to more students, drawing opposition from educators who want more funds directed into public schools.
Pandemic exposed social inequities, created backlogs of care, Mayo specialists say
PHOENIX – A panel of Mayo Clinic specialists reflected on the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and the medical community’s response, sharing lessons they learned along the way.
How university students and faculty are joining mask innovation race
PHOENIX – As the fight against COVID-19 rages on, such schools as University of California, San Diego and Arizona State University, are reimagining the technology behind crucial face masks.