The Mediatrician Speaks – New Guidelines About Media Use From The American Academy of Pediatrics

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses the American Academy of Pediatrics’ new recommendations for parents when it comes to children’s media use. For more information and to submit your questions please visit Ask… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Scary Video Games

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician talks about how some video games can cause children to become afraid and have nightmares. He encourages parents to know the games that their children are playing and… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Setting Media Rules for School

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician talks about starting the school year off right by knowing the rules your child’s school has for media use, and by setting up healthy rules for using media… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – 2016 Summer Olympics

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. Here he discusses what it takes to be an Olympic athlete, the true spirit behind the games and how to watch the commercials about sports drinks and athletic shoes more critically. For more… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – 2016 Summer Guide

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. He invites you to check out the 2016 Summer Guide for fun, healthy activities for kids of all ages. For more information and to submit your questions please visit Ask the Mediatrician.

The Mediatrician Speaks – Pokémon Go!

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician talks about the risks and benefits of playing the popular mobile game, Pokémon Go. For more information and to submit your questions please visit Ask the Mediatrician.

The Mediatrician Speaks – May is Mental Health Month!

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician talks about May being National Mental Health Month and encourages us to do activities we enjoy. He also discusses how to boost our happiness by balancing our tech… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Stereotypes in the Media

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses stereotypes in the media. He also talks about how to teach children to understand and recognize these oversimplified and often incorrect portrayals of people when they see… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Healthy Sleep Schedules Before School Starts

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses the importance of getting children into healthy sleep schedules before school starts, including eliminating the use of blue-light emitting devices right before bed. For more information and… Read more »

The Mediatrician Speaks – Media Multitasking and the Brain

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is “The Mediatrician”. In this episode, the Mediatrician discusses how engaging with multiple devices at once affects our brains and how we can help children use media in healthy, focused ways. For more information and to… Read more »