Hollywood Health & Society

Providing the entertainment industry with free, expert information for storylines on health and climate change.

The social and economic conditions of the poor can can affect health—increasing depression, obesity and even shortening lifespans, research shows. Image: iStock

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The Fall 2015 Real to Reel newsletter spotlights stories about poverty and its impact on health, Exxon's own revealing climate research, baby boomers remaking retirement, children born with HIV, and Texas women ending pregnancies on their own.

telling life stories panel

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Our panel event featuring writers and producers, “Telling LIfe Stories: Crisis and Care at the Beginning, Middle and End,” drew a full house to the WGAW to explore the issues of TV's portrayals of older adults, aging and health care.

Morelia film festival

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HH&S, together with the World Bank, presented a series of activities at the 13th annual Morelia Film Festival on effective storytelling to advance public health and pro-social topics.

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Hollywood and Dine

at Expo Milano 2015

Watch the highlights from “Hollywood and Dine: The Image and Impact of Food in Entertainment,” the multimedia event that included new Lear Center and Hollywood, Health & Society research previewed at Expo Milano 2015.


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