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.
- An excellent resource for questions about general pediatrics and child development.
- 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.
- Catch Dr. MacKoul’s latest broadcast on WINK TV’s Eye on Health segment covering a range of topical health issues.
- Learn how to recognize the signs of autism, find resources and tools for your family, and locate healthcare providers in your area.
- An online resource for M-CHAT screening for autism spectrum disorders.
- 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 is a mobile text program for busy parents and caregivers that helps keep your child on track with the vaccine schedule recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Healio provides up to date information on Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
- 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.”
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- 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.
- Find healthy tips on breastfeeding, formula-feeding, starting solid foods, and more.
- Providing timely health and medical news, health information, a supportive community, and educational services.
- Award-winning, trustworthy, and credible health information and tools for patients from American Academy of Family Physicians.
- Health resources and personalized health tools. Information and news on depression, digestive health, diabetes, breast cancer, cardiovascular health, and much more./
- 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 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 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. is 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.
- Birth Injury The Cerebral Palsy Guide has compiled the most in-depth resources nationwide to help guide and assist families with disabilities caused by physical birth injuries.
The following links are excellent resources for all kinds of questions about breastfeeding:
PocketDoc 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.