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TV and Computer Screen Time May Be Associated With High Blood Pressure in Young Children

CHICAGO – Sedentary behaviors such as TV viewing and “screen time” involving computer use, videos and video games appear to be associated with elevated blood pressure in children, independent of body composition, according to a report in the August issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The recent trend…

FA052 – Anatomy of Unplugging Your Kids, Pt. 2

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe continue their discussion with Dr. David Dutwin, author of “Uplug Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, Active and Well-Adjusted Children in the Digital Age.” The discussion moves from television to computers, the internet, and social networks. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your…

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FA051 – Anatomy of Unplugging Your Kids, Pt. 1

Doctors Brian and Giuseppe talk to Dr. David Dutwin about his book, “Uplug Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Happy, Active and Well-Adjusted Children in the Digital Age.” Part 1 focuses on kids and television. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] You can get your free podcast subscription in iTunes. If…

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TV ratings fail to reflect cartoon violence

Researchers at Iowa State University are investigating aggression and kids’ television viewing. Their study, published in the March/April issue of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, compared the amount of violence in children’s shows according to their rating. Surprisingly, they found that shows deemed acceptable for children aged 7 and older (TV-Y7) contained three times…

Unhappy people watch more TV

Researchers at the University of Maryland investigated the activities of happy and unhappy people in a study published in the December 2008 issue of Social Indicators Research. John Robinson and Steven Martin examined data collected from 45,000 people over more than 35 years as part of the General Social Survey. They found that people who…

TV doesn't fade into the background

A study in the July/August 2008 issue of Child Development reported that 75% of homes usually have the TV on in the background. For the experiment, children aged 1 to 3 played with age-appropriate toys. When televisions were on, the kids played less, even when they did not pay attention to the TV. You can…

FA009 – Anatomy of Media Violence, Part 2

Doctor Brian talks about the impact of video games and the book, “Everything Bad Is Good For You.” AND there’s an interview with a super-secret surprise guest! Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can leave a review! Leave us…

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FA008 – Anatomy of Media Violence, Part 1

Doctors Brian, Giuseppe, and Richard talk about the effects of violence on TV and in video games. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription in iTunes. If you use iTunes, you can leave a review! Leave us a comment, or you can e-mail suggestions or questions to…

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