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'Peppa Pig' may skew children's view of health care

'Peppa Pig' may skew children's view of health care
December 11, 2017

Although the children’s television show “Peppa Pig” may promote healthy eating, regular exercise and road safety, the characterization of the show’s general practitioner may produce unrealistic expectations of health care in young children, according to an observation published in the Christmas issue of The British Medical Journal.

The cartoon, which follows the life of a young female pig named Peppa, is currently broadcast in more than 180 countries, potentially creating high exposure to this television show and the portrayal of the health care system through their general practitioner, Dr. Brown Bear.

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