Links and Resources


Links & Resources



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.



Vaccine Information:


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.



Adolescent Health:


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 Youthcomprehensive 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.



Child Safety:


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.



Specific Diseases:


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.



Community Resources:


General Community Resource List


2-1-1: information on services in he Finger Lakes Region


Kidsthrive585: Health, family, and child resources around the Greater Rochester Area