Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest. Conferences 2010 Annual Forum for Improving Children’s Healthcare and Childhood Obesity Congress, March 8-11, Atlanta, GA. Australian Conference on Children & the Media, March 19, Sydney,… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest Conferences Society for Research in Human Development (SRHD) Biennial Conference, 25-27 March, San Antonio, TX. 3rd Annual Media Literacy Confereence-Media Literacy and its Impact on Substance… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of relevant conferences and events, here is a list of upcoming conferences from around the world that may be of interest: Conferences-Updated The Impact of Media and New Technologies on Languages, December 7-9, 2009, Minya, Egypt. Is Food Marketing to Children Getting Any Healthier? December 14, 2009,… Read more »

AAP Advocates for Safer Media and Impact of Music

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just released two new policy statements, “Media Violence,” and “Impact of Music, Music Lyrics, and Music Videos on Children and Youth.” The authors include recommendations for parents and pediatricians to take an active role in monitoring and controlling what their children are watching and listening to. Here are some… Read more »

Research Toolbox: Upcoming Conferences

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Save the dates! To help you keep track of conferences, here is a list of upcoming events that may be of interest: Conferences  Updated! National Communication Association, 95th Annual Convention, November 12-15, 2009, Chicago, Illinois. Modern Brains: Enhancing Memory and Performance in This Distracting Digital Age, November 20–22, 2009, Boston, MA. Children, Youth and Media… Read more »

Using Digital Games to Improve Children’s Learning and Health

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How can we best use digital games to improve children’s learning and health?  A new report entitled Game Changer: Investing in digital play to advance children’s learning and health, by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, tackles this question with renewed vigor. Digital games have been shown to aid in learning in particular… Read more »

New Legislation Regulates Tobacco Marketing

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This morning, President Obama signed legislation that gives the FDA the ability to regulate tobacco marketing.  They are expected to take a number of measures to reduce tobacco advertising to youth: Most cigarette ads will be limited to black-and-white text only (which may face free-speech challenges) Outdoor advertising within 1,000 feet of schools and playgrounds… Read more »

Walk Like a Mediatrician

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Last Sunday CMCH represented Ask the MediatricianSM at the NSTAR Walk for Children’s Hospital Boston.  Though it poured in the morning, the weather cleared up for their 7 mile walk and all had a good time while talking up our new service!  Have you got a question for The MediatricianSM?  Go ahead and ask! If… Read more »