October is National Bullying Prevention Month

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If you know a young person who has experienced bullying or cyberbullying, National Bullying Prevention Month is a great opportunity to share resources. PACER (Parents Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights), a non-profit parent training and information center, created National Bullying Prevention Month as a way to promote awareness of the issue. PACER provides a wealth… Read more »

September is Pain Management Awareness Month

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September is Pain Management Awareness Month. The American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) established this annual campaign in 2001 to raise awareness through mass media and public forums, and by forming a coalition to increase understanding within the health care community and among families struggling with pain management. Virtual reality headsets are often used to distract… Read more »

CMCH wishes Lauren Rubenzahl all the best!

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It’s the end of an era for CMCH: We are saying goodbye to our valued colleague and friend, Lauren Rubenzahl. For the past 8 years, Lauren has been an integral part of the CMCH team, making significant contributions to all aspects of our translation, investigation, and innovation initiatives. Lauren has been key in supporting the… Read more »

CMCH and Digital Trust Partnership

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The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) has received a grant from the Digital Trust Foundation for a project within the foundation’s Privacy Education for Youth initiative. Led by a team of researchers at CMCH, the Privacy is as Privacy Does: Bringing Evidence-Based Behavior Change Strategy to Digital Safety report will provide a solid,… Read more »

Teens Teach Doctors about Cystic Fibrosis through Video

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A new study published in Patient Experience Journal, co-authored by Susan Horky, Laura E. Sherman, and two CMCH team members, Julie Polvinen and Dr. Michael Rich, describes using video narratives to learn about the illness experience of teens with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). According to this study, patients are the experts on living with illness and… Read more »

Be a Health Literacy Hero!

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You may be asking yourself, “What is health literacy, and what in the world is a health literacy hero?” In short, health literacy happens only when a patient (and/or caregiver), and a health care provider truly understand one another; when there are no lingering doubts and no questions left unspoken or unanswered. In reality, there… Read more »

International Infection Prevention Week, October 19-25

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There’s a recognizable chill in the air, a crisp breeze ruffles your collar, and the leaves on the trees are changing colors. This can only mean one thing: fall is here, and winter is around the corner with flu season hot on its heels. It’s natural that our minds turn to infection prevention, in preparation… Read more »

Children’s Food Choices and Media Research

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September is Fruits & Veggies More Matters®. FVMM is a health initiative that aims to help Americans, adults and children alike improve their health by increasing produce consumption. FVMM collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to educate consumers about the health advantages of fruits and vegetables, and to provide tips and tools for… Read more »

Learn More about Obesity and Media Research

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Obesity is a nationwide health concern for which there is no one single cause, nor one simple solution. Instead, there are a myriad of factors affecting childhood obesity, including the accessibility of convenience food in our society, modern eating habits, the increase in leisure time and changes in popular children’s leisure activities, as well as… Read more »

Welcome to the new Research Blog!

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As the end of summer draws near, we are saying goodbye to the old CMCH website and logo, and settling into our new home here at cmch.tv. We have a fresh new look that will work across all of your devices, and our content has been updated with even more evidence to support healthy media… Read more »