Media and Overweight – 2 New Studies

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Today I heard about 2 recently published studies on media and overweight.  There are a number of theories on why media and obesity seem to be related:  that kids now use media instead of playing outside; that kids eat while they’re using media; and that advertisers market unhealthy food to kids.  One of the new… Read more »

Video Cameras Provide A Glimpse at Health

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think MTV and the Kaiser Family Foundation have announced an initiative to mark the 25th anniversary of the first AIDS case documented by the Centers for Disease Control.  They will provide video cameras to young people in order to create "a documentary in which young people themselves tell the story of how their generation has… Read more »

About CMCH and the CMCH Blog

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After a year of listening to my colleagues in other libraries rave about their blogs, I decided it was time for CMCH to join the crowd.  Welcome to our brand-new blog!  The Center on Media and Child Health is a project of Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health.  We… Read more »