When ‘Sitting is the New Smoking’ is Ever So Briefly “Supernatural”

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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 bipolar disorder and their family and friends will see themselves in these portrayals and… Continue reading Bipolar Disorder Gets Even More Popular Treatment

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 a bridge for information between the entertainment industry and public policy members. [Be] instrumental in affecting social change through providing educational materials,… Continue reading EIC’s Focus on Health and Wellness (and Care?)

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. Elections, public opinion polls, news coverage and political events pit passionate… Continue reading FEMA’s Rapid Response to “House of Cards”

A Bang Up Opportunity in Ann Arbor

If you are in Ann Arbor, Michigan early next week, check out this awesome opportunity!

Director of “The Big Bang Theory” Brings Comedy to U-M

DATE: 4:30–5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

EVENT: “Take 2 Jokes & Call Me in the Morning: Is Laughter the New Aspirin?” will feature a conversation about the intersection of humor and health with University of Michigan alums Mark Cendrowski, award-winning director of “The Big Bang Theory,” and Dr. Randy Brown, pediatric pulmonologist and clinical assistant professor at the U-M School of Public Health.

GRAMMY Awards Show Takes a(n Imperfect) Stand on Domestic Violence

Last Sunday was the first time in a LONG time I watched and/or listened to an entire GRAMMYs show. (I admit I was also doing household chores…) While three plus hours is WAY too long for any show, I enjoyed many of the performances. And, who doesn’t get excited about seeing and listening to Prince.… Continue reading GRAMMY Awards Show Takes a(n Imperfect) Stand on Domestic Violence

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 of it. I am a professor.… Continue reading AP Encore! Features Movie that Also Raises Alzheimer Awareness

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 Sierra Leone. A recent achievement of the Madieu Williams Foundation was a successful Ebola Relief… Continue reading Public Health Suits Up for the Super Bowl