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Conversations Live: Seasonal Affective Disorder

In a given year about 5% of the U.S. population experiences seasonal depression, and the number of those affected is higher in regions that experience harsher winter weather.  Our panel of experts discuss what leads to Seasonal Affective Disorder and methods for treating it.  They also discuss ways to stay healthy and active during the winter months.

Guests

Michelle Newman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Penn State

Natalie Hernandez DePalma, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of Clinical Services, Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Sharon McDonald, MEd, RD, LDN
Senior Extension Educator and Food Safety Specialist, Penn State

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Posted on May 3, 2021

Cooking at home has taken on a whole new life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay-at-home orders and self-quarantining have left millions of people not just with spare time to cook, but a necessity to cook at home. How have our attitudes towards cooking and food changed over the last year? How has it affected where we get our food and our local restaurants? And what kind of cooking trends are likely to remain in a post-pandemic world?

 

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Get Your Garden On! (Summer 2021)

Posted on June 30, 2021

Growing season is in full swing — flowers are blooming and summer veggies are on the way. But questions are starting to crop up too. Penn State Extension educators Tom Butzler and Tom Ford share their gardening expertise on everything from keeping weeds at bay to knowing how much to water your plants.

 

Conversations Live: Fertility
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Fertility

Posted on December 10, 2015

Roughly one in eight couples has trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. Fertility issues can be emotionally and financially devastating. When should couples seek help? And how successful are today’s interventions? Our experts will discuss common causes of infertility, plus ways to improve and protect fertility.

 

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