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
NPR story features a creative approach for HIV prevention. Researchers try role-playing games to capture attention and inform adolescents.
Here’s how it works. Players build avatars, customizing their appearance, hobbies, and personality. Then they respond to age-tailored but potentially risky situations any way they want. In the do-over world of the game, consequences include points, praise, good health and money … or embarrassment, unemployment, HIV and even death.
The rest of the story…
In Rural Alabama, Fighting HIV with a Game
by Dan Carsen, for NPR, December 3, 2014
I find it totally awesome when celebrities take a public stand that might not be popular and can make a real difference. Case on point? The recent ONE campaign on fighting Ebola in Africa. Since 2014 global Ebola outbreak landed in the U.S. in late September, may people in the U.S. have worried about its local impact. Even with the… Continue reading It Only Takes ONE + 1 + 1 + at a Time to Make a Difference. On Tap? Ebola.
Kaiser Family Foundation helps general audiences understand health insurance (just in time for enrollment 2014). Coolness with a purpose! Example? HEALTH INSURANCE EXPLAINED: The YouToons Have It Covered
Music is amazing! Whenever I hear a song, I remember how old I was when I first or most enjoyed it or where I was. Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall album? MANY hours at home, dancing and singing at the top of my lungs with my sister while my parents were away. So, I totally understand… Continue reading Researchers Explore Impact of Music on Nursing Home Residents
(a follow up to “Top 10 Tuesday: Coming to a Show Near You, the Affordable Care Act“) By Anna Gorman KHN Staff Writer September 17, 2014 The questions from producers run the gamut: Could a body be stolen from a hospital? What do infectious disease specialists wear during an outbreak? Do surgeons really say “Stat!”?… Continue reading In Onscreen Dramas, Health Experts Inject A Dose Of Reality
The Diane Rehm Show is one of my favorite talk shows. I hear it most often on WUNC, the public radio station in my area. One reason that I like the DR Show is the way the hosts (primarily Ms. Rehm) manage different perspectives on important issues of the day. Guests tend to represent different… Continue reading Betting on New Casino Research Agenda in MA
The AP reports on a recent caucus of scientific and medical officials from football, soccer, rugby and equestrian circles gathered to focus on concussion (prevention, research, treatment, etc.) in sports.
NFL, FIFA Join Forces to Evaluate Concussions, by Barry Wilner, 8-25-14
Kudos to the 30+ broadcast and cable networks in the US and Canada simultaneously telecasting Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Tune in on Friday, September 5, 2014 for a “…star-studded appeal (that) will continue to build public support to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly to save lives and make cancer patients long-term cancer survivors.” One hundred percent of public donations support research.
I have to admit that I don’t normally watch awards shows. (My last Oscars viewing was an exception.) The thrill of seeing the winners and some of the performances is offset by the typically LONG productions with stuff in between that is not particularly interesting…to me. So, it is not surprising that I did not… Continue reading Fat Jokes and “Diabeats.” May be Clever. Shouldn’t be Funny.