An Inside Look at the Center’s New Look

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The history behind the Center on Media and Child Health’s logos: Atmosphere BBDO out of New York, now called Atmosphere Proximity, created the original logo of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) in 2004, thanks to the generous support of Advisory Board member, Andrew Robertson.  The logomark consisted of colored bars behind a… Read more »

How can research help you make everyday decisions?

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Dear Readers, I would like to share with you an editorial that I had the opportunity to author for JAMA-Pediatrics this week. I focus on the questions we face about our children’s use of media, which continue to be confusing, sometimes overwhelming, and often leave parents feeling guilty about their choices rather than with the… 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 »

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 »

The Mediatrician’s Top 10 Q&A’s of 2013!

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Dear Reader, Each week this year, you asked your most pressing questions about the effects of media on kids, and we answered. Here are the top 10 most-viewed Ask the Mediatrician answers from 2013: 1. How can I monitor my 12-year-old daughter’s use of Instagram? >Read 2. Is it ok to let my kids play with the iPad when I… 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 »

We gather together.

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Last Thanksgiving, we posted this piece about relfection and taking time to be together. We are reposting it in honor of this Thanksgiving. Enjoy! Thanksgiving is considered a time of reflection, giving thanks, family togetherness, and, of course, delicious food. But when all the toasts have been made, the plates cleared, and the leftovers tucked… Read more »

CMCH Partners With Youth for HIV Testing Awareness

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A team of youth led by CMCH's David Bickham, PhD, and Yulin Hswen, MPH, recently created a PSA urging young people to get tested for HIV. Since research shows that 13- to 24-year-olds are the group of Americans least likely to know they are infected with the virus, the video comes at a good time… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: National Library Week

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April 14-20 is National Library Week. It's a time to promote a love of reading in your family, talk to your lawmakers about supporting library services, and visit your local library to see how else they support child and adolescent development beyond books. Incidentally, April 16 is National Library Day, and all of April is… Read more »