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Media Mayhem
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TV, music, movies, video games, and the Internet may negatively affect the health of children and teens, according to an unprecedented review of nearly 30 years of research. There is a strong correlation between more media exposure and poorer health results, including increased childhood obesity, sexual behavior, and tobacco use.

National Institutes of Health and Common Sense Media

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, March/April 2009. Copyright © 2009 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.


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