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Nurse Checking Girl

General Sources

    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. 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.


  • The National Institute of Child Health and Human development



  • Parenting Books
    List of books by the American College of Pediatricians 

Vaccinating A Child

Vaccine Information

​General Vaccine Information and Resources​

A Supportive Therapist

Mental Health

Anxiety in Children

Pediatrician Examining Infant


Happy Family




Lead Poisoning Prevention

Kids Running

Exercise & Nutrition


  • Super Kids Nutrition


  • 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!"

    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 The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups.

Little Boy Playing Doctor

Illnesses & Conditions



  • "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.



Bedwetting (Enuresis)


Head Injuries, Concussions



Nasal and Sinus Conditions

Skin and Hair Conditions



Hospital Tests & Procedures

Preparing for the Hospital, Tests, and Procedures

Blood Draws



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