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Cameron Diaz: The Next Celebrity Nutritionist?

Posted by | 8:38 PM
Cameron Diaz is busy with her next project.  Her rep confirms her interest in writing a nutrition book to help young girls.  She wants to u...

Integrating Public Health Content Into Media Coverage of Celebrity DUIs

Posted by | 7:26 AM
Amanda Bynes is just the latest young female celebrity to be arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).  The media coverage has been ex...

The Vaccine War: Public Health vs. The Media

Posted by | 12:56 AM
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with  Laurie Edwards , a writer and blogger who examines chronic illness, healthcare, life b...

Lady Gaga Launches "Born This Way Foundation" To Promote Safety, Skills, and Opportunity for Young People

Posted by | 1:06 AM
Today, in collaboration with Harvard University and other partners, Lady Gaga is officially launching her " Born This Way Foundation &q...

Chris Brown's Return to the Grammys: The Other Public Health Story

Posted by | 11:14 PM
Sunday's Grammys were a mixture of high and low notes (pun intended), as the joy was often overshadowed by the death of Whitney Houston....

Why Everyone is so Angry at Paula Deen- A Guest Post for "The Public's Health"

Posted by | 2:08 AM
Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to guest blog on "The Public's Health" . The blog is a collaboration between D...

Anti-vaccine ads on Delta planes; Magic and Ellen as celebrity champions for HIV/AIDS prevention...and more- What Am I Reading This Week?

Posted by | 9:09 PM
New pop culture and public health stories to check out this week: 1. Darrell Hammond of Saturday Night Live fame reveals that child abuse l...

#NoHomos on Twitter, "50/50" looks at Cancer, Johnny Depp's Rape Comments, Chris Christie's Weight, and Steve Jobs: What Am I Reading This Week?

Posted by | 3:31 AM
Whew- it has been a busy week for Pop Health! Here are the top 5 stories I've been reading: 1. Twitter is no place for #NoHomo : Shou...

Kissing on Southwest Airlines, Over-hyped Reebok Toning Shoes and More- What Am I Reading This Week?

Posted by | 6:44 AM
There are many great Pop Health (Pop Culture- Public Health) stories in the news each week, so it can be difficult to narrow down my focus f...

Celebrities and their Health Causes: What Happens When They Do More Harm Than Good?

Posted by | 1:09 AM
Often on this blog I have spoken about the role of celebrities as the spokesperson or "champion" for various public health issues...

"What's Your Weapon?": Billie Jean King, Arthritis Foundation, Ad Council, and USTA Launch Arthritis Campaign

Posted by | 8:07 AM
Before Twitter and the U.S. Open was a flutter this afternoon with the news of Venus Williams withdrawing due to the diagnosis of the auto...

Media Must Cover Suicides Cautiously- In Today's Philadelphia Inquirer

Posted by | 10:44 PM
An editorial that I co-authored ran in today's Philadelphia Inquirer. The piece is in response to media coverage of the suicide o...

Kim Kardashian is a Spokesperson (Again) for a Public Health Issue...Will the Public Buy In This Time?

Posted by | 7:46 AM
This afternoon I saw a tweet from Kim Kardashian that read "Recognizing Ovarian Cancer is the 1st step in fighting Ovarian Cancer- plea...

"Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk": How Soon is too Soon to Find the Teachable Moment in the Death of Ryan Dunn?

Posted by | 9:19 PM
"Friends Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk". A memorable tag line from the 1990s, found in many drunk driving prevention public se...