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Medical News & Perspectives
January 3, 2001

Watch What Kids Are Watching, Says AAP

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JAMA. 2001;285(1):27-30. doi:10.1001/jama.285.1.27

Chicago—The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) wants its membership involved in the entertainment industry. But instead of donning pancake makeup and singing in a music video, the AAP encourages pediatricians to take an active role in minimizing the entertainment industry's impact on children.

"We need to make media awareness alive in the practice," said Miriam Bar-on, MD, professor of pediatrics and vice chair of education at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Bar-on spoke during a special presentation, "Media Effects on Child Health: Implications and Interventions," held during the AAP's annual meeting here in the fall.

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