General Health Sites

For Children:

Kid’s Health
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years aimed at kids and teens that's free of "doctor speak".

BAM! Body and Mind
CDC-run site that helps kids 9-13 years old make healthy lifestyle choices. Games, quizzes, and other interactive features help you learn about peer pressure, stress, physical fitness and other topics important to kids.

For Adolescents:

Teens Health
Safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice.

Teen Health FX 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.

For Parents:

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides up-to-date health statistics, alerts for travel safety, and information on a range of health topics. The CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, and offers information to enhance health decisions.

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Offers advice for parents about children's dental issues and needs, policies, guidelines for care, and a registry of pediatric dentists in your area.

Consumer Product Safety Commission - Recalls
Learn about recalled toys and other products from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

My Safe Home
Find practical information about making your home safe; offers a room by room tour of potential dangers and solutions.

NHTSA - Child Passenger Safety
Source of information about child safety seats and how to protect your child while they are in the car.

Women’s Health – Breastfeeding
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; informative breastfeeding site that starts with the basics and answers many common questions about technique, benefits, concerns, pumping, storing, and more.

Free, mobile health information service providing health tips to expecting mothers and new moms. Women who sign up for the service by texting “BABY” to 511411 (or “BEBE for Spanish) will receive free SMS messages each week timed to their due date or date of birth.

Family Watchdog
National sex offender registry – search your neighborhood for sex offenders in your area to protect your children.

Common Sense Media
Trustworthy independent rating system of movies, video games, and apps. Fairly subjective, but coming from a position of a parent who cares, who’s seen it and rates it for you and tells you exactly what you’re going to find if you’re worried about violence or nudity or profanity.

Ask the Media-trician
Dr. Michael Rich, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Children’s Hospital Boston (and former Hollywood filmmaker) fields parents’ questions regarding media and their children.

Another independent parent-run rating site of movies to give honest assessments of the amount of violence, sex and nudity, and language in movies so you can decide the appropriateness of films your children are seeing.

Sites for children with illness

For Children

Starbright World
Free online community that connects kids living with chronic and serious illness. It can be accessed from 95 children's hospitals across North America, and in the home. Starbright World also offers illness-related computer games to teach kids through play.

The Dougy Center for Grieving Children
Age-appropriate information and resources for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.

For Parents

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
Dedicated site for kids, teens, and adults with valuable information about all types of food allergies.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Support and resources for children, adults, and families dealing with ADHD.

Autism Speaks
Comprehensive website with information, links, and videos about autism for parents and educators.

Sites About Vaccinations

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) – Immunizations
Links to answers to common questions about immunizations, parent-friendly immunization schedules, and more helpful links for questions about vaccines.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Immunizations
Information sheets from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that explain the benefits and risks of vaccines to recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Reliable, accurate information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Institute for Vaccine Safety
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.

Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by Pediatric Care of Rockville, P.A. for any organization or commercial product

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