Health Information

Useful Links

General Health Information

www.healthychildren.org – general information on childhood wellness and development from AAP
www.rainbowpediatrics.net/cgi-bin/album.pl?album=PPA – a good group of photos of common rashes in children
www.virtualpediatrichospital.org – a guide to common complaints
www.kidshealth.org – a guide for parents, kids, and teens about general health, common complaints, and nutrition, and fitness

ADD/ADHD

www.chadd.org – Children and Adults with AD/HD
www.addresources.org – great list of online resources available

Asthma/Allergies/Eczema

www.aafa.org – Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
www.mayoclinic.com – A Mayo Clinic specialist explains the connection, and what you can do to prevent attacks and manage symptoms
www.aaaai.org – American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology

Autism/Asperger’s

www.autismweb.com – a parent run site filled with information and resources for     Autism/Asperger’s/PDD
www.child-autism-parent-cafe.com – a list of online resources/ organizations

Breastfeeding

www.breastfeeding.com – lots of FAQ’s videos, support, and even music to nurse by
www.nlm.nih.gov– breastfeeding information and support available in many languages
toxnet.nlm.nih.gov – a searchable database for medication safety during lactation
www.obfocus.com – another site about medication safety during lactation

Car Seat Information

www.dmv.state.va.us– tips for proper use of car seats
www.vahealth.org – Va law on the use of safety seats for children
www.carseat.org – info on installation, and recall information for safety seats
www.healthychildren.org – comprehensive guide to safety seats

Childcare/ Daycare Information

www.healthychildren.org – a guide to choosing a reputable care provider
www.daycareresource.com – resources for parents and daycare providers
www.childcareaware.org – National Association for Childcare Resources and Referrals

Medical Reference Material

www.merck.com – information on all sorts of childrens’ health issues
www.uofmchildrenshospital.org – searchable database of a variety of illness and common complaints – many available in Spanish
patiented.aap.org – health care advice for children, teens, and parents

Immunizations

www.aap.org/immunization – vaccine schedules and information from the American Academy of Pediatrics
www.cdc.gov/vaccines – CDC information on vaccines, safety, schedules, and resources
www.newsweek.com – Six common vaccine myths answered
www.aap.org/immunization/families – vaccine safety information

Children and Medications

kidsmeds.info – 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

www.choosemyplate.gov – dietary guidelines for americans
www.keepkidshealthy.com – Information for basic nutrition and daily requirements, as well as nutrition problems
fnic.nal.usda.gov – nutrition information broken into age groups and additional resources
www.kidnetic.com – a fun site for kids with games and information about nutrition and exercise
www.nourishinteractive.com – helpful hints for parents and kids, games for kids to learn about nutrition, and recipes and meal planners – En Espanol – es.nourishinteractive.com

Pertussis

www.cdc.gov – what pertussis is and how to prevent it

Product Safety and Recall Information

hwww.cpsc.gov – U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission

Teen Resources

www.youngwomenshealth.org – health information for teen girls
www.youngmenshealthsite.org – health information for teen boys
www.ama-assn.org – link to many resources for common concerns with adolescents