Online Resources

General Information

HealthyChildren.org – American Academy of Pediatrics (for Parents) A great resource that can be searched by health topic, age or keyword.

www.childrenshospital.org – Childrens’ Hospital/ Boston (for Parents)
Helpful information about using the hospital, but also an excellent medical encyclopedia and “Health tips from Experts”

http://medlineplus.gov/ – U.S.National Library of Medicine, NIH (for Parents)
Search by keyword or health topic. Clear information about medications.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/ – Kids Health (for Parents and Patients)
A variety of topics with interactive resources for children including games and animations..

www.kidsgrowth.com – Kids Growth (for Parents and Patients)
Great site for parents and teens with focus on preventative health and parenting tips. Teens’ site has “Ask an Expert” feature where questions can be answered anonymously.

patiented.solutions.aap.org – Pediatric Patient Education

 

Breastfeeding Mothers

For information about taking medications while breastfeeding:

https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm

 

 

International Travel

www.cdc.gov/travel/vaccinat.htm – Center for Disease Control
Region-based information and tips for staying safe.

Teenagers

www.teenhealthfx.coma forum for adolescents to get questions answered on almost any topic by health professionals. Also a section with tips “For Teens From Teens”.

Planned Parenthood of America’s website for teens covering many topics not covered elsewhere (sexual identity, homosexuality, birth control, etc.).

www.keepkidshealthy.com/adolescent/adolescent.htmlgreat site for parents of children entering puberty.

http://youngwomenshealth.orgChildrens’ Hospital’s site is a great resource for adolescent females. Searchable by keyword and topic.

http://youngmenshealthsite.org– Childrens’ Hospital’s site for young men.