by Susan Robinson | Birmingham Medical News | May 1, 2007

Director of CMCH, Dr. Michael Rich
, visited Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, AL to speak to health professionals about his work on media and child health.

“We have an issue here that has historically been dealt with or ignored as an issue of values, and we now have a large and growing body
of scientific evidence that indicates that this is a public health issue. There is just too strong of an association between
media use and obesity, aggressive behavior, substance use, risky sexual behavior, and body image disorder to ignore it.”


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