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 »

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 »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: Teen Tech Week Edition

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March 10-16 we celebrate Teen Tech Week, an initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association. Read more about Teen Tech Week here, and keep reading to learn about some research, news, and cool resources for encouraging digital literacy and creativity. Tweeting about Teen Tech Week to share your tips or ask some questions? Use… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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From February 24 to March 2, we observe Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Here is some news, research, and media on the subject. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association. You can learn about them here. Have you heard of "pro-ana" websites? User-generated and maintained web communities, pro-anorexia sites offer… Read more »

Connections in News, Media, and Research: World AIDS Day Edition

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December 1st is World AIDS Day, but the awareness month continues until the new year. Here is some news and research on media and its connections with sexual health, STI/STD prevention, and sexual health literacy. Take a look at the official World AIDS Day website, with statistics, videos, event listings, and more. Did you know… Read more »

World Television Day

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Today is World Television Day, a UN-recognized observance day. The UN recognizes television as a tool for global communication and as a method for shining light on conflict and peace, as well as other economic and social issues. CMCH observes World Television Day 2012 by highlighting some of the studies in our database on television… Read more »