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Useful Links

Adolescent Health

www.stayteen.org 
Information for and by teens delivered in teen-friendly messages from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

www.teenhealthfx.com
TeenHealthFX.com is a reliable online resource for teens who have questions about their health, their bodies, relationships, and sexuality. It is informative, and encourages teens to also discuss these issues with their doctor and parents.

Advocacy

www.cap4kids.org
The Children's Advocacy Project lists many social service agencies for families who need help. It includes after school programs, mental health, teen resources, and many useful handouts.

Allergy/Asthma

www.aaaai.org 
Site of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology; find lots of information about asthma and allergy here.

www.aanma.org 
The Allergy & Asthma Network (Mothers of Asthmatics) helps parents and children cope with allergies and asthma.

www.foodallergy.org 
Dedicated site for kids, teens, and adults with valuable information from The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

Attention Deficit Disorder

www.chadd.org 
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder site offers support and resources for children and adults.

www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/index.shtml 
Facts about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Breastfeeding

www.llli.org 
International breastfeeding organization provides support for feeding your newborn and infant, as well as many other resources for breastfeeding. Text is available in many languages.

www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding 
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; excellent breastfeeding site that starts with the basics and answers many common questions about technique, benefits, concerns, pumping, storing, and more.

Child Development

www.autismnj.org
This site from Autism New Jersey, a nonprofit agency, provides information about advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation.

www.healthychildren.org
Powered by pediatricians. Trusted by parents. From the American Academy of Pediatrics.

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infantandtoddlerdevelopment.html 

Trusted health information on child development from Medline Plus

General Parenting

www.aacap.org
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides information about mental health disorders and resources for children and teens.

www.aap.org 
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers valuable advice on a wide variety of health and child-rearing topics.

www.ada.org/public 
The American Dental Association provides useful information about fluoride, cavities, and more.

www.ahrq.gov/ppip/childguide
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers current information and accompanying resources for child and adolescent health, as well as information about preventive care.

www.atlantichealth.org/goryeb
Atlantic Health System's Goryeb Children's Hospital delivers premier health care for infants, children and adolescents. This website provides information about the medical facility, as well as its many services.

www.atlantichealth.org/atlantic
As one of the largest health care systems in the state, the hospitals of Atlantic Health System serve nearly five million people in 11 counties within northern and central New Jersey. In addition to medical care, Atlantic Health offers education, resources, support groups and a variety of community-based services.

www.cdc.gov 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides a wealth of information about any health topics.

www.cmch.tv/interact
The Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) is located at Children's Hospital of Boston and the Harvard Medical School. Their website provides practical and current advice about effectively monitoring your child's media habits. CMCH also features valuable and extensive online resources, such as their parent network, e-Newsletter, and opportunities to participate in Q&As with experts.

www.familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home.html?element=healthfact
This easy-to-navigate website provides comprehensive health and nutrition information for the entire family รข€“ from children to seniors.

www.healthychildren.org The American Academy of Pediatrics' site offers valuable advice on a wide variety of health and child-rearing topics.

www.hhs.gov/kids 
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site for children covers various topics for parents and children and offers many links to other sites.

www.kidsgrowth.com
Provides online health information and resources for parents and teens.

www.kidshealth.org 
Information for parents, kids, and teens from Nemours Foundation.

Nutrition and Fitness

www.ash.org
This website features comprehensive information about the negative health effects of smoking. In addition to smoking cessation assistance, this online resource provides facts about smoking risks, nonsmokers' rights, and other general smoking statistics.

www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion's website offers an array of approved dietary guidelines, which have been provided by the US government's nutritional research. The information encourages a healthy lifestyle through enhanced education for children and adults, with an emphasis on improved nutrition and regular physical activity.

www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers 
FDA site provides information on food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics.

www.health.discovery.com
This website features all the latest major health headlines from across the globe. The wide range of topics provide nutritional, medical and general health information and news for children as well as adults.

www.choosemyplate.gov 
Interactive tools from the U.S. Department of Agriculture help teach parents and children about nutrition and healthy food choices.

www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1960732,00.html?xid=rss-topstories
Time magazine's health-focused website features top stories on health and nutrition. This specific article, entitled, Obesity in Kids: Three Lifestyle Changes that Help, is based on a pediatric health study. For example, research shows that children who eat dinner regularly with their family, limit TV time, and get enough sleep can reduce their obesity risk by 40%.

Safety

www.aapcc.org 
American Association of Poison Control Centers offers important information for poison safety and education.

www.cpsc.gov 
Learn about recalled toys and other products from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

www.consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=647950
Snowstorms and winter play are not always fun and games. This article features quick tips on how to keep your children safe and healthy while enjoying their winter wonderland.

www.mysafehome.org 
Find practical information about making your home safe; offers a room by room tour of potential dangers and solutions.

www.npic.orst.edu 
The National Pesticide Information Center provides information to help you make informed decisions about pesticide use.

www.saferproducts.gov/Default.aspx
This searchable government website lists all product recalls, for both children and adults. It provides consumers with product safety issues and links to other helpful, safety-focused sites.

www.usa.safekids.org 
A site dedicated to preventing childhood injury, with great safety guidelines for car seats, fire safety, and poison prevention, as well as links for recalls, car seat installation, and more.

Travel

www.cdc.gov/travel 
Check this site before traveling abroad for important information on health-related topics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccinations

www.aap.org/immunization 
Specific information about immunizations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/default.htm 
This is the official website for the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to providing valuable guidelines on the benefits and risks of vaccines and immunizations to babies and children, the site contains other relevant news, Q&As, as well as other health information.

www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/home.html
The Vaccine Education Center (VEC) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides facts and regularly updated information about childhood immunizations, including the benefits and risks of the flu vaccine. In addition to featuring online videos, Q&As with expert doctors, and appropriate guidelines, VEC also publishes a monthly vaccine e-news letter for parents entitled, Parents PACK.

www.ecbt.org
Founded by Rosalynn Carter and Betty Bumpers, the Every Child By Two (ECBT) website contains an array of educational information about safe vaccinations, recent research, scientific findings, vaccine misconceptions, and many other topics to help parents and clinicians. ECBT's goals include raising awareness of the need for timely immunizations.

www.immunizationinfo.org
A useful website for immunizations info.

www.immunize.org
Immunization Action Coalition(IAC). IAC is a nonprofit organization that promotes immunization for all people against vaccine-preventable diseases. This website offer education materials , photos and video clips for parents, healthcare professionals, the media and general public.

www.vaccine.chop.edu 
Reliable, accurate information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

www.vaccines.gov
A federal government Website managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Very useful site with info about vaccines and easily searched map to find out what is needed for travel.

www.vaccinateyourbaby.org
All you need to know about vaccinations and the recent research work to answer many questions and controversies about the vaccines.

www.vaccinesafety.edu 
Independent assessments of vaccines and vaccine safety, plus educational information provided by the Institute for Vaccine Safety of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

 

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