The internet can be a great resource, but when dealing with the health and welfare of your child it is very important that the information be reliable and accurate. Below are some excellent sites that we recommend (and sometimes contribute to!)
Remember when looking at medical information on the Web:
Identify the source of the information
Make sure the information has references from publications reviewed by physicians and health care professionals
Make sure the information is current (check the last time the site was updated)
Your best source of information is your Pediatrician - if you have any questions regarding information from the Internet or its accuracy - discuss it with us!
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a national organization "committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental and social health and well being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults." It offers helpful articles on childhood illnesses and issues like immunizations and safety. It also has an online parent bookstore!
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - This world renown government agency, based in Atlanta, is a fantastic resource for information on a variety of health related issues. Below is a link to the Traveler's Health webpage. Follow the instructions and enter your destination to get a list of recommended vaccines and other ways to keep your family safe while traveling.
Kids Health First is an Atlanta based organization made up of over 200 pediatricians who work together to improve the quality of healthcare they provide to their patients as well as participate in research and child advocacy. The website offers articles on common childhood illnesses and variety of topics such as child safety, immunizations and how to get the most of your office visits.