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 »

Media Moment: Sparring over Screen Time

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Gina Sheesley, a freelance writer and mother of two living in Kentucky, shares how she explains screen time limits to her nine-year-old son. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the many ways media intersect with the lives of… 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 »

Media Moment: My #HalfTheStory

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Dear Reader, Welcome to another Media Moment! This month, Jacqueline Boudreau, a student at the University of Southern California, shares her experience learning that social media posts often only tell part of the story. These stories are meant to help create a village square of commiserating and co-celebrating the many ways media intersect with the lives… 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.

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 »