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Must Read

The Winter 2018 newsletter spotlights stories about technology helping to care for aging parents; rheumatoid arthritis, which affects over 1.4 million people in the U.S.; abortion doulas who offer comfort to women at a complicated time; and a potential new weapon in the fight to eradicate HIV.

2017: the year in review

What's New

In this era of entertainment known as “Peak TV,” with diverse productions from networks, cable channels and streaming services at an all-time high, HH&S climbed a few summits of its own. Here's a look back at the past year.

panelists at friday the 13th event at the writers guild of america east

Events Calendar

Hollywood, Health & Society's panel discussion "Friday the 13th: Rewriting the Nuclear Horror Story" brought urgent attention to a topic that not too long ago was seen by many as a relic of the Cold War and a distant threat. 

Mar 22 What is a doula? https://t.co/PUiYIzzJKs
Mar 22 RT : Anemia doubles risk of death for pregnant women, study finds https://t.co/kLH7oUbwe6
Mar 21 Our director was part of a discussion with about Season 2 and ancillary content ar… https://t.co/orXM8LNQos
Mar 21 Save the date: March 27! Watch our panel discussion from with &… https://t.co/N1kukxXE8Z

Nuclear Arms Expert Jeffrey Lewis

on the Media and North Korea

At our panel at the WGAE in New York, "Friday the 13th: Rewriting the Nuclear Horror Story," Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey explains why news coverage of North Korea comes up short.


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— BILL HARPER, executive producer, "Grey's Anatomy"