Eighth Annual Sentinel for Health Awards (2007)

The NBC drama Friday Night Lights received first place in the primetime drama category of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center’s Sentinel for Health Awards for a storyline about emotional parent-child interactions when a mother learns her teen daughter plans to have sex for the first time. The ABC drama Grey’s Anatomy took first place for a primetime minor storyline on breast cancer in a nursing mother, and NBC’s Scrubs took first place in primetime comedy for a storyline about postpartum depression. The ABC soap opera General Hospital took first place in daytime drama for a storyline about HIV exposure from a needle stick in a major character. TeleFutura took home its first Sentinel Award, in the Spanish language telenovela category, for Con Dominio Total. The storyline from As’ es la Vida discussed issues of safe sex in a variety of characters. Veterans’ health, dementia, diabetes, lung cancer and organ donation transplantation were some of the topics tackled in other storylines that were recognized.

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