Childhood obesity awareness month logo Learn More about Obesity and Media Research - 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 »

using camera phone to photograph lake Welcome to the new Research Blog! - 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 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 »
Rainbow flag in the wind Youth and LGBTQ Representation on Television - 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 »
Baby sitting in grass Effects of Media on Children under the Age of Two - 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 2014 National Safety Month - 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 »