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Game for Using Games to Prevent HIV in Rural Alabama

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...

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday!

Celebrations of family, friends and food are a wonderful focus for this time of the year. Whatever your traditions for the holiday season, (new and old), please have fun and be safe!

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KFF in Toon on Health Insurance

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

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Open Letter to Gun Control Comedy Producers

Dear Matt Cooper and Lori Miller, I just read a report in The Hollywood Reporter about the new comedy you are producing, the one on gun control and a sex boycott. Since that you are in production on Is That a Gun in Your Pocket, which will undoubtedly be a great...

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Researchers Explore Impact of Music on Nursing Home Residents

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...

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Comedy as a Boss on Pseudo Health (and Other Science) Debates

Why I (ok, public health professionals who also focus on communications) totally need to be part of a comedy writer's team...ijs. Topics include climate change, vaccines, medicine and science in general. #publichealth "Comedy vs. anti-science: 10 amazing videos that...

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