TV also sends health messages
USA Today, September 17, 2008
Research released by the Kaiser Family Foundation indicates many people who tune in to the prime time show Grey's Anatomy remember health messages in episodes. A second study, also released by Kaiser and the University of Southern California's Annenberg Norman Lear Center, indicates that health content is prevalent on prime-time TV. If done responsibly, embedding accurate health content in entertainment television could have a major public health impact, says Jay Bernhardt of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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