Health Information

Useful Links

General Health Information – general information on childhood wellness and development from AAP – a good group of photos of common rashes in children – a guide to common complaints – a guide for parents, kids, and teens about general health, common complaints, and nutrition, and fitness

ADD/ADHD – Children and Adults with AD/HD – great list of online resources available

Asthma/Allergies/Eczema – Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – A Mayo Clinic specialist explains the connection, and what you can do to prevent attacks and manage symptoms – American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Autism/Asperger’s – a parent run site filled with information and resources for     Autism/Asperger’s/PDD – a list of online resources/ organizations

Breastfeeding – lots of FAQ’s videos, support, and even music to nurse by– breastfeeding information and support available in many languages – a searchable database for medication safety during lactation – another site about medication safety during lactation

Car Seat Information– tips for proper use of car seats – Va law on the use of safety seats for children – info on installation, and recall information for safety seats – comprehensive guide to safety seats

Childcare/ Daycare Information – a guide to choosing a reputable care provider – resources for parents and daycare providers – National Association for Childcare Resources and Referrals

Medical Reference Material – information on all sorts of childrens’ health issues – searchable database of a variety of illness and common complaints – many available in Spanish – health care advice for children, teens, and parents

Immunizations – vaccine schedules and information from the American Academy of Pediatrics – CDC information on vaccines, safety, schedules, and resources – Six common vaccine myths answered – vaccine safety information

Children and Medications – This site provides parents with detailed information about their child’s medications. KidsMeds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing pediatric drug information to parents. The site is run by registered pharmacists trained in pediatric pharmacy.

Nutrition /Fitness /Obesity – dietary guidelines for americans – Information for basic nutrition and daily requirements, as well as nutrition problems – nutrition information broken into age groups and additional resources – a fun site for kids with games and information about nutrition and exercise – helpful hints for parents and kids, games for kids to learn about nutrition, and recipes and meal planners – En Espanol –

Pertussis – what pertussis is and how to prevent it

Product Safety and Recall Information – U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission

Teen Resources – health information for teen girls – health information for teen boys – link to many resources for common concerns with adolescents