Youth and LGBTQ Representation on Television

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June is Pride Month, a month to celebrate diversity, promote equality, and acknowledge the rich and tumultuous history behind the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. LGBTQ representation in the media can be controversial if it enforces stereotypes; however, positive representations of LGBTQ individuals can provide youth with role models and can encourage acceptance in… Read more »

Effects of Media on Children under the Age of Two

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The effect of media on children under the age of two is a heavily researched topic that delves into the effects of media on the physical, social, and intellectual development of babies and toddlers. Here are some articles that cover this topic:   The effects of music therapy on vital signs, feeding, and sleep in… Read more »

National Safety Month

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June is National Safety Month, which includes the safety of children on the internet. Internet safety is a multi-focal topic, but one of its most well-studied aspects is the phenomenon of internet bullying among pre-teens.  This article addresses the phenomenon and researches the effect of web use on pre-adolescents’ emotional health. Would you like to… Read more »

New Article from CMCH’s Dr. Michael Rich

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Our very own Mediatrician, Dr. Michael Rich, shared a thought-provoking editorial grounded in research in JAMA Pediatrics this week: “Moving from child advocacy to evidence-based care for digital natives.” In this piece. Dr. Rich emphasizes the importance of ongoing scientific investigation to help guide the reccomendations of healthcare professionals and experts in the field. Additionally,… Read more »

Advertising Overload

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In our media-saturated world, we are exposed to a variety of advertisements online, on television, and on our mobile devices. Youth are especially vulnerable to the ads they see, and research shows that ads have the potential to negatively influence the attitudes and behaviors of children and teens. Below are a few of our newest… Read more »

International Women’s Day 2014

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Tomorrow (March 8th) is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the political and social achievements of women worldwide.This year’s theme is Inspiring Change, which hopes to shed light on areas of society where inequality still exists. Want to learn more about how media is impacting young women? How media interventions are being used to… Read more »

Pediatric Obesity New to MeSH 2014 Update

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Every year, the U.S. National Library of Medicine updates its list of Medical Subject Headings, also known as MeSH descriptors. These descriptors are used to categorize articles in the MEDLINE database, which can be accessed through PubMed. This year, 304 terms were added, 40 were updated, and 8 were removed. Of the 304 terms added,… Read more »

Reflecting on 2013

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With 2014 approaching, it is a good time to reflect on our research activities here at CMCH. Members of the CMCH team participated in a variety of activities surrounding research in 2013, including conducting original research; publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals; headlining talks and conferences; participating in roundtables; and providing expert testimonials on the state… Read more »

Media Interventions: New Studies in the Database of Research

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In addition to studying the effects of media, researchers also explore how new media interventions can be used to prevent, diagnose, or rehabilitate certain medical conditions. The studies below examine how music, video games, and text messaging can be used as health care interventions. The effects of music therapy on vital signs, feeding, and sleep… Read more »

Media and Aggression: New Studies in the Database of Research

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Violent media and aggression in youth is a prominent topic that draws a lot of attention and occasionally skepticism; however, scientific research has created a body of evidence that supports the link between violent media and aggression, desensitization, and anxiety. Recently, our own Dr. Michael Rich weighed in on how children learn from all aspects… Read more »