CMCH En Español!

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Previously, we had one of our Spanish-speaking fans translate her experience with media and her grandson into English for us.  After she shared her story, we were determined to start offering CMCH materials in Spanish.  We are excited to announce the debut of another Parent Perspective from a Spanish-speaking parent.  Yessica talks about her experience… Read more »

New Legislation Regulates Tobacco Marketing

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This morning, President Obama signed legislation that gives the FDA the ability to regulate tobacco marketing.  They are expected to take a number of measures to reduce tobacco advertising to youth: Most cigarette ads will be limited to black-and-white text only (which may face free-speech challenges) Outdoor advertising within 1,000 feet of schools and playgrounds… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: June 19, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Cooper, N.R., Uller, C., Pettifer, J. & Stolc, F.C.(2009). Conditioning attentional skills: Examining the effects of the pace of television editing on children's attention. Acta Paediatr. Available online June 4. The purpose of the present study… Read more »

Walk Like a Mediatrician

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Last Sunday CMCH represented Ask the MediatricianSM at the NSTAR Walk for Children's Hospital Boston.  Though it poured in the morning, the weather cleared up for their 7 mile walk and all had a good time while talking up our new service!  Have you got a question for The MediatricianSM?  Go ahead and ask!  If… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: June 12, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Calzo, J.P. &  Ward, L.M. (2009). Media exposure and viewers' attitudes toward homosexuality: Evidence for mainstreaming or resonance? Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 53(2), 280-299. This study explored connections between media use and college students'… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: June 5, 2009

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Here is a list of recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Calamaro, C.J., Mason, T.,& Ratcliffe, S.J. (2009). Adolescents living the 24/7 lifestyle: Effects of caffeine and technology on sleep duration and daytime functioning. Pediatrics, 123(6), e1005-e1010. To explore the relationship between new media technology and new,… Read more »

Using Cell Phones to Learn about Sex

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A new text service offers teens a way to ask questions about sex that they otherwise might feel too embarrassed to ask. The Birds & Bees Text Line, based out of the Adolescent Pregnancy Campaign of North Carolina, does not offer medical advice but does answer questions like, "What are the symptoms of gonorrhea?" or… Read more »