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Bipolar Disorder Gets Even More Popular Treatment

Between Empire and Infinitely Polar Bear, bipolar disorder seems to be having a moment in popular culture right now...which is awesome! As a graduate student in the early 1990s, I was taught about stigma associated with mental health issues. Hopefully, people with...

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EIC’s Focus on Health and Wellness (and Care?)

The Entertainment Industries Council (EIC) initiatives were Encore!s before Encore! were Encores! Founded in 1983, EIC's mission is to: [Encourage] the entertainment industry to more effectively address and accurately depict major health and social issues. [Serve] as...

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FEMA’s Rapid Response to “House of Cards”

I enjoy watching the Netflix original show House of Cards! I studied politics and health policy because I want to have a role in improving the quality of information that informs our health policy decisions. I am also intrigued by the drama of the political process....

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AP Encore! Features Movie that Also Raises Alzheimer Awareness

Next on my list of movies to see is "Still Alice." I have heard great things about this movie, including rave reviews about Julianne Moore's performance. I have to admit that I have been avoiding it, in part, because I am guessing I will be pretty emotional for parts...

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Public Health Suits Up for the Super Bowl

The American Public Health Association links global public health with the upcoming Super Bowl. Check out their interview with former NFL player Madieu Williams on his foundation to improve education, health and fitness for underprivileged children in the U.S. and...

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