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COVID shifts; boosting creativity

Matt Slocum
COVID shifts; boosting creativity

As we wade through the second year of COVID-19, health headlines have shifted from high maternal death rates and the opioid epidemic to long-COVID infection rates, making changes in schools and evolving public policy changes. Our panel discussed this and more.


  • Dr. Michelle Aquino, a hospitalist at Baptist Health Jax and Action News Jax’s medical correspondent.
  • Dr. Mobeen Rathore, associate chair in the Department of Pediatrics, UF Chair of Infection Prevention and Control Committee; epidemiologist at Wolfson Children’s Hospital.

Boosting creativity 

In 1964, Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously tried to explain what is obscene by saying, "I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced... [b]ut I know it when I see it ..."

In many ways, one could say the same thing about creativity. It's hard to define the concept of creativity with words, but whether it’s an artistic endeavor like a song or movie or if it’s a new approach to science or solving a problem, we all know what’s creative when we see it. So, when we see so many diseases of the brain like Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, a big worry we all have is what happens to creativity in the face of these situations.

Guest: Dr. Richard Caselli, professor of neurology and the Mildred A. and Henry Uihlein II professor of medical research at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Katherine Hobbs was Associate Producer of talk shows at WJCT until 2022.
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