Media Moment: BuzzFeed Takes the Lead

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Kristina Folta, a current student at Pomona college and intern at CMCH, shares her experience talking about important real world issues with her younger sister after watching BuzzFeed videos on YouTube. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the… Read more »

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 »

Should I give my tween twins smartphones?

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Q: I have a set of twins, ages 11 soon to be 12. My son has Asperger’s Syndrome and my daughter has ADHD.  They both have a natural affinity for screens and are very rule-oriented.  My daughter very much wants a smartphone, as “everyone” at middle school has one and she wants to fit the… Read more »