- American Academy of Pediatrics
Committed to the attainment of optimal physical and mental health, and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. This is an excellent source for the latest in medical care and treatment for all kinds of illness and issues.
- Best Bones Forever
Get great up to date information about how to keep your bones strong and healthy with recommendations about great foods, recipes and exercises for long-term bone health.
- Breast Feeding Support
This site offers excellent information and breastfeeding support.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC.gov provides direct access to important health and safety topics, scientific articles, data and statistics, tools and resources – and over 900 topics in the CDC.gov A-Z Index. Click on the travel channel if you are planning international travel to see if any additional immunizations will be required.
- Children’s Hospital
This is an excellent source for health and parenting information, services available, and maps and directions to both the Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.
- Girl’s Health
This is a great site for girls to learn about being healthy and safe. It features an interactive blog for girls and covers multiple topics including healthy eating, exercise, vegetarian diets, relationships, etc.
- Healthy Children website
This is an excellent link sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics for parents of children of all ages. It covers a wide variety of topics and allows you to search for accurate information.
- I Em Phit
This is a link to an excellent non-profit clinic that treats obesity and overweight. Dr. Garr is the medical director of this program.
- Insect Repellent Information
This is an excellent website with information about use and safety of readily available insect repellents.
- Kids Doc Symptom Checker
This is a great tool by the American Academy of Pediatrics to provide information to parents about symptoms, illnesses, and management options as well as to help parents decide when their child needs to be seen in the office. Not only that, but it’s fun! Give it a try.
- Minnesota Department of Health
Protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans. This is the site to obtain birth certificates as well as information specific to health and current disease trends in our state.
- Minnesota Parents Know
Trusted parenting information, resources and activities to help your children grow, develop and learn from birth through high school. Organized by age category, this is a really helpful site.
- My Plate: Balancing optimum weight & nutrition
One size doesn’t fit all. My Plate is the updated image formally seen as a food pyramid. It offers personalized eating plans, interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices, and advice to help you:
► Make smart choices from every food group
► Find your balance between food and physical activity
► Get the most nutrition out of your calories
► Get information on heathy vegetarian eating, just put the word “vegetarian” in the search box
- Parenthetical – where parents and tween/teens learn, share & connect. For parents and children ages 10-16.
- Self-Help for Kids and the adult who love them
This is a wonderful site sponsored by the American Psychological Association full of books and games for children and their parents who are dealing with some of life’s big challenges: divorce, blended families, moving, death, anxiety, depression, adhd, learning disabilities, autism, cancer and more.
- Vaccine Safety and Efficacy
This is a wonderful new sight just launched by the government that provides up to date information and a thorough review of the science surrounding vaccines. The vaccine debate has swirled around some pseudo-science, so if you’re looking for clear, concise information, this is your site!
This is an excellent resources made available by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with loads of information that covers the full gamut of vaccine controversy with authoritative, researched and clinically proven information on: autism, aluminum in vaccines, thimersol, and the frequently asked questions about too many vaccines.