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

The South Korean horror movie "The Host" depicts a society’s crisis in confidence over a mysterious monster, and mirrors in some way the recent outbreak of the MERS virus.

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Our Real to Squeal! newsletter—Halloween in July—features chilling stories about a horror film, "The Host," and how it reflects the recent MERS outbreak in South Korea; melting glaciers giving up their dead; and a street drug with often zombie-like effects.

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Hollywood, Health & Society, the CDC and the Writers Guild of America, East presented a panel on the topics of health and justice for women at the WGAE in New York.

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A record number of entries were received for the 2015 Sentinel Awards, which honor outstanding TV storytelling that educates and motivates viewers to make choices for healthier lives. This year, original streaming network shows are eligible.

Jul 30 RT @ajam: Historic drought in East Porterville, CA teetering on the edge of becoming a health crisis, @JenniferLondon reports https://t.co/
Jul 30 Using the #EmpireStateBuilding to illuminate the plight of endangered species. http://t.co/V1gPoexcyp @Extinction_OPS http://t.co/qTy0PU7xLa
Jul 30 Just ... wow. https://t.co/c9wlqPHwtk
Jul 30 Survey finds 68% of previously uninsured adult Californians have gained health coverage under #ACA. http://t.co/lOWuhlbJEF #Health4All

The Double XX Files Panel:
Health & Justice for Women

Featured video | Our recent panel at the WGAE mixed entertainment writers and producers with health experts and storytellers in a discussion about breast cancer (especially among African-American women), campus sexual assault and reproductive health.

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They put me in touch with some of the foremost authorities in the country the very next day. The help they provided was nothing short of imperative to my writing process. They are a tremendous resource.

— An executive producer for NCIS (CBS)