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General Sources for Pediatric Information

Acpeds.org
Quality educational material for parents on a range of pediatric and adolescent topics

Healthy Children
This is the American Academy of Pediatrics' website for parents and patients. The AAP is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. It includes general information related to child health and specific guidelines concerning a wide range of pediatric issues.

KidsDoc Symptom Checker
Is your child sick? Figure out what to do now and what to do next! This is a new resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics, with detailed medical advice for a wide range of pediatric problems. It includes definitions, causes, when-to-call, and treatment advice.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth presents a wealth of information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.

KidsGrowth
A website devoted to a broad range of pediatric health topics.

KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
Extensive resource of handouts for parents on a broad range of pediatric topics.

Babycenter
Another good source of general information, especially strong on child development.

University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
An extensive and well-respected resource for a wide range of pediatric health topics, from C.S.Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan.

Up To Date - For Patients
A trusted source to learn more about medical conditions, better understand management and treatment options, and have a better dialogue with health care providers.

A Minute for Kids - Audio shorts
American Academy of Pediatrics’ short audio clips for parents, on a broad range of valuable pediatric topics.

CDC Travel Health
Information for travelers and their health-care providers about vaccines, medications, and other measures necessary to prevent illness and injury during international travel.

GeneralPediatrics.com

The National Institute of Child Health and Human development

MayoClinic.com

Medscape.com

FDA

QuackWatch.com Information on dubious health claims.


CDC Immunization Schedule - Age 0 Through 18 Years


CDC Catch Up Immunization Schedule


General Vaccine Information and Resources

CDC - Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients 
This is the CDC's main web page for vaccine information, for both healthcare professionals and patients, with links and current information related to all aspects of immunizations.

CDC - Immunizations - Information for Parents 
This is the CDC's web page for vaccine information for parents, a useful resource for all types of information about childhood vaccines

CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations 
This is a 68-page booklet from the CDC on immunizations for children. It can be ordered or printed directly from this website.

American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Website 
This is the AAP’s comprehensive vaccine resource website, for parents and healthcare professionals.

American Academy of Pediatrics - Immunization Information for Families
This is the AAP’s vaccine resource page for parents, including information on the safety and importance of vaccines, as well as misconceptions, FAQs, and a wealth of other information.

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) 
These are the patient handouts developed by the CDC which explain each of the vaccines and the diseases they prevent.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center 
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a respected source of information on vaccines, and has developed this comprehensive vaccine resource website.

Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heathcare Professionals 
This is a comprehensive vaccine information site, designed for healthcare professionals but useful also for patients and parents.

Vaccinate Your Baby
A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.


Information About Vaccines for Skeptical Parents:

An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endagers Us All 
"To hear his enemies talk, you might think Paul Offit is the most hated man in America..." This is a well-written article focused on Paul Offit, MD, who boldly refutes the anti-immunization movement. From Wired Magazine, October 2009.

What's the Real Story on the Vaccine Debate? 
Another article in the same magazine issue, with useful links and information.

The Problem With Dr. Bob's Alternative Vaccine Schedule 
This article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.

Cashing in On Fear: The Danger of Dr. Sears 
This is a more thorough and detailed critique of Dr. Sears' approach.

Vaccines and Autism: A Tale of Shifting Hypotheses 
This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.

Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety 
This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.

Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines 
This is the CDCs statement and information page, explaining the safety of vaccines and addressing these concerns.

Here Be Dragons: An Introduction to Critical Thinking

Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know 
Information from the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccines and Autism
From the Vaccine Education Center at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia

Flu Vaccine Myths and Realities
Assistant Surgeon General Dr. Anne Schuchat dispels myths about the H1N1 flu virus


Other Pediatric Health Topics:

  • Mental Health
  • Development
  • Parenting
  • Excercise & Nutrition
  • Illnesses & Conditions
  • Hospital Tests & Procedures

Behavior and Mental Health

American Academy of Pediatric's "HealthyChildren.org" site has a variety of articles on behavioral and mental health topics:

ADHD - Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP's article for parents on understanding ADHD

"Taking Charge of ADHD" by Russell Barkley, PhD
This is a great book by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.


Anxiety in Children

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety 
This is an interactive self-help book by Dawn Huebner, PhD, designed to guide 6–12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of generalized anxiety. 
Other self-help books by the same author deal with OCD, anger, negativity, sleep problems, and bad habits, and can be found on Dawn Huebner's website.

When My Worries Get Too Big! A Relaxation Book for Children Who Live with Anxiety
by Kari Dunn Buron.

Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom
From the Turnaround website: "Turnaround is a professionally developed, kid-friendly audio program designed to help your child overcome anxiety." Cost is about $150 for the program.

Stop Bullying Now
Website for information about bullying.

What to do when Toddlers Bite

How to Stop Aggressive Behavior in Young Children

Temper Tantrums - How to Deal with Them

Sibling Rivalry Towards a New Baby

Angry Kids

Parenting

Parent Hacks

Positive Parentings

"Raising Successful Children"
This is an interetsing NYTimes article about how best to help our children without "overparenting".

For children with special needs, here is an important link for useful apps.


Education

Educational Publications

CA Educational Data


Lead Poisoning Prevention

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention, CDC

Nutrition

Super Kids Nutrition

Nutrition.gov

Good Foods on a Tight Budget
Tips and recipes from the Environmental Working Group: "EWG assessed nearly 1,200 foods and hand-picked the best 100 or so that pack in nutrients at a good price, with the fewest pesticides, contaminants and artificial ingredients. Enjoy!"

ChooseMyPlate.gov
This is the new website filled with useful advice and recommendations on food groups, and dietary guidelines, with extensive resources and tips about healthy nutrition. From the USDA's recent press release:
WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

Illnesses and Common Conditions:

Acne - The Basics

All About Acne


ADHD

"Taking Charge of ADHD" by Russell Barkley PhD.
ADHD is a very complicated condition. There are many references to read. Some say that this book is the "cream of the crop." It was authored by a noted ADHD expert who is board-certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and also Clinical Neuropsychology.

ADHD - Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AAP's article for parents on understanding ADHD.


Allergies

The Food Allergy Network
Website devoted to food allergy resources

Allergic Rhinitis: More Than a Runny Nose

Food Allergies - Patient Handouts:


Asthma

CDC Asthma for Parents


Bedwetting (Enuresis)

Bedwetting


Constipation

Constipation


Head Injuries, Concussions

Head Injuries & Concussions


Infections

Coxsackie - CDC Information

Ear Infections

Colds and Coughs

Antiobiotics Won't Help Cold or Flu

Croup


Influenza

CDC Influenza Resource Page
This is the CDC's homepage for all up to date influenza information, including information for patients and healthcare professionals, including seasonal information

Seasonal Influenza: The Disease
This CDC page organizes multiple categories of information about influenza, including key flu facts, the 2010-11 season, symptoms and severity, and a flu Q&A.

Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza and Influenza Vaccine 
This is a useful summary from the CDC about flu symptoms and who should be vaccinated

CDC: Influenza symptoms
This is a good description of flu symptoms for patients

Seasonal Flu: What To Do If You Get Sick

The Flu: Caring for Someone Sick at Home

Seasonal Flu Information for Parents
CDC's influenza resource page for parents, with a wealth of information and useful links

Antiviral Drugs and the Flu - Information for patients
This is information from the CDC about influenza anti-viral drugs during the 2009-2010 season.

H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu)
This is the CDC’s update page for the 2009 outbreak of H1N1 (swine) Flu -- the pandemic is now over, but H1N1 is expected to continue to circulate as a seasonal flu.


Nasal and Sinus Conditions

Allergic Rhinitis: More Than a Runny Nose

Colds and Coughs

Antiobiotics Won't Help Cold or Flu

Sinus Infections

Sinus Lavage


Skin and Hair Conditions

Eczema

Lice

Scabies


Asthma

One Minute Asthma: What You Need to Know
by Thomas F. Plaut, M.D.
ISBN 978-0-914625-30-8

This short book is a good reference to help you understand the basics of asthma – what it is, and how we monitor and treat it. 

Dr. Tom Plaut's Asthma Guide for People of All Ages
by Thomas F. Plaut, MD with Teresa B. Jones, M.A.
This is another good reference book by Dr. Plaut, going into more detail to help you understand asthma in more detail. 

Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Preparing your Child for Going Into the Hospital


Blood Draws:

An Online Social Story About Getting Blood Drawn.

A YouTube Video of a Typical Little Boy Getting Blood Drawn—A Less Seasoned Blood Drawee but He Shows It's Not So Bad!


EEGs:

A YouTube Video of A Girl Getting an Ambulatory EEG.

A Child Life Social Story Online About Getting a Video EEG.


MRIs:

Nice overview directed to the child to explain the day he/she will get an MRI. This is fantastic in outlining what to expect in a calming, simple straightforward way

Walk through the entire MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) process with a member of the Nationwide Children's Hospital team. This is an excellent video explaining the process of getting an MRI to a child as if you are going on an out of space adventure.

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