Recommended Links

The following links are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Information from these resources should not be used as a substitute for individual care by your child’s healthcare provider.

KidsHealth

An excellent resource for questions about general pediatrics and child development.

Academy of Pediatrics

An authoritative source for most all kinds of information on infants, children and adolescents. This includes information about preventive and well child care;immunizations; diseases; medical conditions; behavioral, emotional, and parenting issues; AAP guidelines; professional and parenting resources including educational materials and advocacy.

WINK TV

Catch Dr. MacKoul’s latest broadcast on WINK TV’s Eye on Health segment covering a range of topical health issues.

Opening Autism

Learn how to recognize the signs of autism, find resources and tools for your family, and locate healthcare providers in your area.

M-Chat

An online resource for M-CHAT screening for autism spectrum disorders.

Aetna

Featuring Harvard Medical School’s consumer health information on symptoms and treatment for mental health, diabetes, asthma, allergy and more. Plus, health information for seniors, women, men, and children. Find out about weight management issues, drug interactions and more.

 

Vaxtext.com for immunization reminders or text 38132

 

Healio Medical Specialty at Healio.com for up to date information on Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

 

 

Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy of “the needs of the patient come first.”

Health Answers

Health Answers Education

Take Shape for Life

Take Shape For Life is a weight-loss program using Medifast Meals. Skilled, caring personal Health Coaches are there to help you achieve lasting weight loss and live a longer and healthier life.

Gerber

Find healthy tips on breastfeeding, formula-feeding, starting solid foods, and more.

WebMD

Providing timely health and medical news, health information, a supportive community, and educational services.

Family Doctor

Award-winning, trustworthy, and credible health information and tools for patients from American Academy of Family Physicians.

Everyday Health

Health resources and personalized health tools. Information and news on depression, digestive health, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular health, and much more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Center for Disease Control is an excellent source of up to date information on infectious diseases and immunizations, including special considerations, recommendations and requirements for travelers and local or regional outbreaks of infectious diseases.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Products Safety Commission is a site for information about product safety, recalls, and for reporting problems with specific items.

The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

The Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about childhood vaccines, and the diseases they prevent. The Center seeks to dispel some of the common misconceptions and misinformation surrounding childhood vaccines by communicating the facts about each vaccine as well as how vaccines are made, how and why vaccines work, who recommends them, whether they are safe, whether they are still necessary, and when they should be given.

Quackwatch, Inc.

A non-profit corporation whose purpose is to combat health-related frauds, myths, fads, fallacies, and misconduct. Its primary focus is on quackery-related information that is difficult or impossible to get elsewhere.

The following links are excellent resources for all kinds of questions about breastfeeding:

http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding
http://www.lalecheleague.org

PocketDoc

Pocket Doc makes parenting a little easier by giving you access to reliable information on children’s health. Symptom Guides help you make smart decisions about what (if any) level of care your childs symptoms require and how to provide quick symptom relief at home for minor illnesses or injuries. The information is based on guidelines used since 1997 by thousands of pediatricians and nurses. You can also keep track of your child’s medications and how to use common over-the-counter medicines.

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