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Buzz on “Parenthood” and Autism Awareness

"How "Parenthood" Broke Down The Autism Awareness Barrier" by Emily Orley, September 25, 2014 on BuzzFeed With showrunner Jason Katims’ raw storytelling and the passion and dedication of young actor Max Burkholder, the NBC drama has depicted a journey never before...

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In Onscreen Dramas, Health Experts Inject A Dose Of Reality

(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...

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Betting on New Casino Research Agenda in MA

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...

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Join the Campaign!

NO MORE | Together We Can End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault A three-year PSA campaign (starting September 2013)

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NFL Uproar Spotlights Domestic Violence

(updated 9/21/14) As entertainment, sports is exciting, unpredictable and full of dramatic examples of triumph and agony. It is also a high profile mirror into real tragedies and triumphs related to health and public health. Case in point: Ray Rice (former running...

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Happy Labor Day Weekend…with a Side of Safety!

Wishing Everyone a Safe and (U.S.) Happy Labor Day Weekend! See the American Red Cross tips for rip current (as in rip tid_, beach and grilling safety. Going to be driving to a party and celebrating with alcoholic beverages? Check out AAA's links to safe ride programs...

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