Breaking an Addiction to the Negative News Cycle

With so much going on in the world, and access to 24/7 news literally at our fingertips, it’s easy to get sucked into a never-ending news cycle. And while being informed is important, a constant consumption of negativity can be harmful. But there is hope.

Dr. Francie Broghammer, a resident physician at University of California Irvine, stops by A Closer Look™ to discuss the addictive nature of video games and other electronics, and how what we allow to influence us is crucial to our well-being. During their conversation, Sheila and Dr. Broghammer take a call from a listener named Jack, who broke his addiction to TV news with just a few simple words from his parish priest.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.