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.

Monday, November 17, 2003 - 12:00am

Hollywood, Health & Society hosted a panel on multicultural audiences and health messages in TV storylines at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, November 15-19, 2003.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 12:00am

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's renowned medical and health experts are at the forefront of our country's most pressing public health threats. Their job is to protect the nation's health and safety. Hear from the experts who have investigated SARS, 9-11, anthrax, HIV/AIDS, cholera, lead poisoning, toxic shock syndrome and suicide. Learn about the CDC's elite training program—the Epidemic Intelligence Service. We will explore the present dangers our public health system faces with emerging diseases, antibiotic resistance and bioterrorism and the challenges of being on the front lines at the CDC and state and county health departments.

Tuesday, September 16, 2003 - 12:00am

The Fourth Sentinel for Health Award went to The Young and the Restless (CBS) for the storyline, "Neil's Alcoholism," at the Writers Guild of America, West. The award was presented at a special ceremony held at the Writers Guild of America, West. Finalists included "Rick Bauer Gets Richard Winslow's Heart" and 'Marina Prepares to Sleep with Ben" from Guiding Light (CBS) and "Al's Drug Addiction" from One Life to Live (ABC).