Racy Teen Literature

by NECN | New England Cable News | November 18, 2005

Dr. Michael Rich , Director of CMCH, was interviewed by New England Cable News about the controversial new trend of racy sexual behavior in teen literature. Many parents are concerned about how this material might affect their children. From his clinical work with adolescents and their parents, Dr. Rich recognized that […]

Sex Content Soars on Prime-Time TV

by Cheryl Wetzstein | Washington Times | November 10, 2005

“More than three-quarters of prime-time TV shows contain some sexual content, significantly more than previous years, a study shows.” “A previous study from the July issue of the Journal of Pediatrics found that of 2,522 studies on youths and the media, only 13 looked at sexual issues.” When asked about the effects of sexual […]

CMCH Director Meets with Surgeon General

by CMCH | CMCH | November 8, 2005

Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, met with Surgeon General Richard Carmona on November 8th to urge him to put media effects on the national public health agenda as a critical environmental health issue of the Information Age. » See Dr. Rich’s Bio

Smoking in the Movies

by Frances Rivera | WHDH TV | November 7, 2005

A new study suggests smoking is something kids may learn to do by watching movies. Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, was interviewed about the study: “Movie exposure stood independently as a primary risk factor for smoking. Kids learn from the television shows, they learn from the video games they play. So this doesn’t […]