Be a Health Literacy Hero!

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You may be asking yourself, “What is health literacy, and what in the world is a health literacy hero?” In short, health literacy happens only when a patient (and/or caregiver), and a health care provider truly understand one another; when there are no lingering doubts and no questions left unspoken or unanswered. In reality, there… Read more »

At what age should I take my kids to see movies with direct marketing ties like “The Lego Movie”?

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Q: At what age is it developmentally ok for kids to see The Lego Movie and even Star Wars with their parents? Is the subliminal (and hidden) marketing in movies unethical, especially given how well it’s made? ~Lamenting over Lego, USA A: Dear Lamenting, Marketing consumer products through TV and movies has been occurring since these… Read more »

The Mediatrician’s holiday movie-watching tips

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The holidays can be a great time for families and friends to come together and watch a new or classic movie. This year, theaters are offering movie versions of popular children’s and young adult stories such as Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug, while many TV stations and streaming… Read more »

Studies Recently Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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What questions are researchers asking about children, media and health lately? Take a look at some of these studies. Andreassen, C.S., et al. (2012). Development of a Facebook addiction scale. Psychological Reports, 110(2), 501-517. Can you measure addiction to social networking? Is the scale accurate? Baumgartner, S.E., et al. (2012). Identifying teens at risk: Developmental pathways of… Read more »

Latest Studies Added to the CMCH Database of Research

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Check out some of these studies recently added to our database of research. Lin, M.P., et al. (2011). Prevalence and psychosocial risk factors associated with internet addiction in a nationally representative sample of college students in Taiwan. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14(12), 741-746. Do young people with Internet addiction also have psychological problems? Lyndon,… 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 »

Recently Added Studies to the CMCH Database of Research

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Take a look at some of the studies we recently added to the CMCH Database of Research. Goldsmith, A.Y., et al. (2012). The cover story: What the book jacket of Adele Michin’s young adult novel. The Beat Goes On, communicates about HIV/AIDS. The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. This study analyzed a… Read more »