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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