General Health Information:
American Academy of Pediatrics: A wealth of information for parents on children’s health, developmental issues; excellent place to shop for books on parenting.
Mayo Clinic General Health Topics – Hundreds of detailed health topics.
Kids Health: health information with separate sites for parents, children, and teens.
Kids Growth: parenting tips, growth charts, developmental information, adult height calculator, teen health.
Medline Plus: health topics, drugs and herbal supplements, medical dictionary and encyclopedia, surgical videos.
American Academy of Family Physicians: health information for the whole family.
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: answers to frequently asked questions about your child’s teeth.
Kids Nutrition: Healthy eating tips and other nutritional guidance for children.
National network for immunization information: useful information on vaccines including the diseases they prevent and the side effects of each vaccine.
Center for Disease Control vaccine safety: addresses specific concerns that parents often have about vaccines, including the use of mercury in vaccines, autism, and intussusception.
Vaccines and Autism: information about Vaccines and Autism.
Center for Disease Control traveler’s health: information on health topics by destination, including vaccines and medications you will need for your trip; also has information on preparing for international adoptions.
Go Ask Alice: Columbia University’s health-related website for adolescents and young adults.
I Wanna Know: answers to questions adolescents may have about sexual health and sexually transmitted infections; also has advice for parents about talking to teenagers about sex.
Nutri-teen: Lots of nutritional information for teens.
Shaping America’s Youth: comprehensive information on programs and community efforts across the United States directed at increasing physical activity and improving nutrition in our nation’s youth. In addition, this site offers a single location for the latest news, meetings and events, funding opportunities, publications, SAY Town Meetings and other resources related to childhood obesity.
Kelly Mom: Breastfeeding support, including safety of herbal and traditional medicines during breastfeeding.
La Leche League: Homepage for national organization dedicated to breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding: US government breastfeeding website.
Consumer Product Safety Commission: list of recalled products, safety tips.
Internet safety: information for parents, kids, and adolescents about how to use the internet safely and protect your family from exploitation.
Accident Prevention: how to keep your children safer from accidental injuries.
Environmental toxins: introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental risks.
Car seats: Car seat information from the U.S. Department of Traffic Safety.
Pesticides: Information on pesticides and environmental hazards.
Medline Plus: Information on prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as herbal supplements; includes details about side effects, storage, and what to do if you miss a dose.
Children with Disabilities:
Disabled Children Info: Website for parents and children with disabilities, provides a list of resources in Livingston and Steuben counties in NY.
Allergy: Useful information about Allergies.
Asthma: the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology’s website contains asthma resources and a daily pollen count.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: useful site for families affected by ADHD; provides educational information, support and advocacy.
Autism: Information about Autism.
Cerebral Palsy: information on motor disorders including Cerebral Palsy.
Eating Disorders: homepage for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders; includes links to support groups.
Learning Disabilities: information on learning disabilities and attention problems.
National Organization for Rare Disorders: database of rare diseases, with links to support groups, the latest research, and other resources.
Speech-language and hearing: information on speech, language and hearing.
2-1-1: information on services in he Finger Lakes Region