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Do you subscribe to our blog or newsletters?  Follow us on Twitter or Facebook?  Use the CMCH Database of Research?  If you find these free resources helpful, consider showing your appreciation by sponsoring the CMCH team in the NSTAR Walk for Children's Hospital Boston on June 14th!  Click here to donate to our team "Ask… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: May 22, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bailey, R., Wise,W. & Bolls, P. (2009). How avatar customizability affects children's arousal and subjective presence during junk food–sponsored online video games. CyberPsychology & Behavior, ahead of print. The purpose of this study was to determine… Read more »

Tweeting It Up!

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CMCH has joined the world of Twitter!  Since there are so many stories about media and child health, we can’t possibly blog about them all.  We’re updating Twitter with the ones we can’t get to, so that you can all stay fresh on what’s new!  Click on the “follow” button to subscribe to our tweets…. Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: May 15, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Anderson, C.A. & Carnagey, N.L. (2009). Causal effects of violent sports video games on aggression: Is it competitiveness or violent content? Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, In Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available online 4 May. This study… Read more »

Save the Dates!

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Here is a list of upcoming conferences that may be of interest: Games for Health Conference 2009, Boston, MA, June 10-12. The Games for Health Project presents its fifth annual conference exploring how game technologies, tradecraft, and talent can contribute to breakthroughs in health & healthcare. Games + Learning +Society Conference 5.0, Madison, WI, June… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: May 8, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Hamer, M.; Stamatakis, E. & Mishra, G.(2009). Psychological distress, television viewing, and physical activity in children aged 4 to 12 years. Pediatrics, 123(5),1263-1268. Examines the cross-sectional association between psychological distress, television and screen entertainment time, and… Read more »

Preventing Teen Pregnancy

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Wednesday May 6 is this year’s National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, sponsored by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. The goal of this day is to “help teens think carefully about sex and contraception, the possibility of pregnancy, and the lifelong challenges of being a parent,” both through events held around… Read more »

Will Technology in the Classroom Change How Kids Learn?

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How and whether to use technology in K-12 classrooms is a highly debated topic. Although it is far from the norm in K-12 around the country, however, some educators are exploring the possibilities of classroom use of educational video games. Virginia recently became the first state with a pilot program that uses Tabula Digita's video… Read more »