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Monday, November 8, 2004 - 12:00am

Hollywood, Health & Society held a panel presentation titled "What's in/on the Air: A Multi-method Evaluation of TV's Effect on Environmental Health" at the American Public Health Association's 132nd Annual Meeting and Exposition. TV has an impact not only for commercial entities but also for health promotion. The panelists in this session described the ways in which TV-mediated health messages are understood by the public and the implications for health promotion activities.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 12:00am

In 2004, the Sentinel for Health Awards program expanded to include primetime dramas and comedies. The NBC drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit received first place in primetime drama for "Choice," a storyline on fetal alcohol syndrome, and the CBS soap opera The Young & The Restless took first place in daytime drama for a storyline about a teen with chlamydia, "Lily and Kevin: The Danger Within." The Lifetime drama Strong Medicine took first place for primetime minor storyline with "Heartbeats and Deadbeats," a storyline about HIV/AIDS in the elderly. The UPN show One on One took first place in primetime comedy for a storyline about alcoholism, "No More Wire Hangers." The awards were presented at a ceremony held at the Writers Guild of America, West.

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Sunday, September 26, 2004 - 12:00am to Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:00am

Hollywood, Health & Society program director Vicki Beck presented a paper on “Measuring the impact of TV storylines and community outreach to educate the community about health in the United States” at the Entertainment Education Fourth International Conference, “EE4: Community and Context.” The conference was held near Capetown, South Africa.

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Sunday, September 26, 2004 - 12:00am to Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:00am

Hollywood, Health & Society program director Vicki Beck presented a paper on “Measuring the impact of TV storylines and community outreach to educate the community about health in the United States” at the Entertainment Education Fourth International Conference, “EE4: Community and Context.” The conference was held near Capetown, South Africa.

Thursday, April 15, 2004 - 12:00am

Every week the latest study tells you about a new threat to your health and a new way to prevent it from killing you. It can be confusing when the studies switch back and forth. Once meat was bad, but now it's good; carbs were out, but now they're in. Can you really prevent diseases like cancer and diabetes through diet and exercise? To what degree do any diets—or stop-smoking programs—truly add years to your life? What about fast foods? Are they paving the way toward obesity and early onset of heart disease and diabetes for our kids? What's wrong with a little pleasure?

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Friday, March 26, 2004 - 12:00am

Hollywood, Health & Society Director Vicki Beck gave a talk on "TV as the Health Educator: What Patients Are Learning from Daytime and Prime Time Dramas" at the AAMC Spring Conference in Los Ang

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Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 12:00am

The Norman Lear Center hosted a free screening of Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema and the Myth of Cool, an award-winning documentary in which Hollywood insiders and health professionals speak out about artists' rights, social responsibility and the first amendment with regard to tobacco depiction. This 60-minute documentary includes interviews with Sean Penn, Ted Danson, Michael Crichton and Christy Turlington.