Research Toolbox: AAP-Community Pediatrics

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Have you seen the new AAP Division of Community-based Initiatives (DOCBI) website? The new design makes it easy to get to the many useful resources. The AAP Division of Community-based Initiatives raises awareness of community pediatrics and supports pediatricians and child health professionals in developing a community perspective of pediatrics. This AAP division promotes understanding… Read more »

A Loss in the Field of Children and Media

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This post was written by Dina L.G. Borzekowski, Ed.D. Associate Professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Gerald Lesser was a wonderful, kind soul, who touched the lives of children (and families) all over the world. He passed away on Sept 23, 2010. So many… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 28

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Hume, C., van der Horst, K., Brug, J., Salmon, J., & Oenema, A. (2010).Understanding the correlates of adolescents' TV viewing: A social ecological approach.  Int J Pediatr Obes. 5(2),161-168. This study found an association between overweight adolescents, with high computer use… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 22

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bushman, B.J. & Gibson, B. (2010). Violent video games cause an increase in aggression long after the game has been turned off. Social Psychological and Personality Science, published online August 11. Results of this study showed that violent video games increased… Read more »

Research Toolbox: New Journal- Childhood Obesity

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A new peer-reviewed journal that looks at childhood and adolescent obesity and related issues has launched recently. Childhood Obesity will serve as a platform to provide physicians, nurses, dietitians, diabetes educators, nutritionists, psychologists, educators and school nurses, community organizers, and policymakers with prevention and treatment strategies that promote environmental and policy changes, patient education and… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 8

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New published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Bener, A., Al-Mahdi, H.S., Vachhani, P.J.;  Al-Nufal, M., & Ali, A.I. (2010). Do excessive internet use, television viewing and poor life-style habits affect low vision in school children? Journal of Child Health Care, Published online September 7. This study suggested a… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Recently Published Books

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Recently published titles of interest on the topics of children, media, and health: New Books Children and Youth in the Digital Media Culture by Ulla Carlsson (ed.) This Yearbook showcases the Nordic countries and the work being done in the research communities of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. The focus rests on children, youth… Read more »