We gather together.

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Last Thanksgiving, we posted this piece about relfection and taking time to be together. We are reposting it in honor of this Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Thanksgiving is considered a time of reflection, giving thanks, family togetherness, and, of course, delicious food. But when all the toasts have been made, the plates cleared, and the leftovers tucked… Read more »

Never learning violence.

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Dear Readers, Last week, the New York Times featured an article entitled “Unlearning Gun Violence”, which discussed the work of an epidemiologist who, after a decade of fighting TB, HIV, and cholera in Africa, returned to a life-threatening epidemic in his hometown of Chicago—violence.  He uses the same techniques that worked in Africa, teaching perpetrators and… Read more »

CMCH Monthly Meet for November: Meet Kristelle Lavallee

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Dear Reader, Continuing on with 10th year celebration of the Center on Media and Child Health, we hope you enjoy November’s Monthly Meet! Enjoy your media and use them wisely, The Mediatrician® Center on Media and Child Health Monthly Meet Meet: Kristelle Lavallee How long have you been at the Center: I have been at the… Read more »

Do eReaders harm children’s eyes?

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Q: We recently bought eReaders for our sons, ages 5 and 7. I am wondering if we should treat the time they spend reading on these devices the same as the time they spend reading library books or books from their own bookshelf? Also, I know that generally the concern around screen time is with… Read more »