The Top 10 Mediatrician Q&A’s of 2011

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Each week this year, you asked our Mediatrician, Dr. Michael Rich, your most pressing questions about the effects of media on kids, and he answered!  Here are the top 10 most-viewed Ask the Mediatrician Q&As from 2011: 1. When should I talk to my girls about media and body image? 2. Are 3D video games safe… Read more »

Do you have any last-minute tips for holiday shopping?

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Q: Help! I’m shopping for kids of all ages this year for the holidays, and don’t know where to begin. What are your thoughts about the kinds of toys that are good for kids?
A: This year, focus on the CHILD–opt for Creative gifts you’ve decided upon after doing your Homework on the recipients’ interests, keeping in mind the importance of Imagination, Learning, and making Donations.

World AIDS Day 2011: Studies on Media and HIV/AIDS

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According to United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (Unaids) there are now 34 million people living with HIV, including 3.4 million children. To celebrate World AIDS Day 2011, we selected a list of studies which evaluate the impact of sexual, HIV and AIDS media messages on children and teens’ health: Lemal, M. & Van den Bulck, J. (2009). Exposure to… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Nov.1

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Britto, M.T., Munafo,J.K., Schoettker, P.J., et al. (2011). Pilot and feasibility test of adolescent-controlled text messaging reminders. Clinical Pediatrics. Available Online October 20.  The study authors found that allowing teens to control the timing and content of reminder text… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Oct.18

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: American Academy of Pediatrics. (2011). Media use by children younger than 2 years. Pediatrics. Available Online October 17. FULL TEXT. This policy statement reaffirms the 1999 statement with respect to media use in infants and children younger than 2… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-September 27

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Farrell, K. & Holmes-Walker, D.J. (2011). Mobile phone support is associated with reduced ketoacidosis in young adults. Diabetic Medicine, 28(8), 1001-1004. The researchers found that mobile phone support is associated with reduced progression of ketosis to diabetic ketoacidosis in young adults… Read more »

Research Wrap-Up: Recently Published Studies-Sept.13

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Check out recently published studies on children, media, and health which explore a range of topics: Hinkley, T., Salmon,J., Okely, A.D., et al. (2011). Preschoolers' physical activity, screen time and compliance with recommendations. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Available online September 3.  This study found that the majority of young children are not participating… Read more »