Health Links

General Pediatric Health

HealthyChildren.org
A new site created by the American Academy of Pediatrics; excellent reference guide, divided into age categories with lots of age appropriate developmental and behavioral information.

CDC.GOV
Excellent overall reference for “everything health”, from emergency updates to specific diseases/conditions to age specific information. From their home page you can link to a wide variety of pediatric health, safety and developmental topics.

KidsHealth.org
A popular website for children’s health and developmental topics; unique set up with dedicated links specific to parents, kids and teens.

Your Child Development & Behavior Resources
Developed by the University of Michigan, has topics from A to Z with excellent discussions and links to appropriate resources.

Healthy Living

Letsmove.gov
Michelle Obama’s initiative that promotes healthy kids lifestyles. Promoting good nutrition, physical activity and how each of us can play a role.

Choosemyplate.gov
A wonderful nutritional resource for all ages, packed with information to keep us nutritionally fit and healthy!

Kids.gov
A website specifically for kids; it’s broken down into age groups and can be an aide for children and families to explore issues and challenges of growing up.

Docsinthepark.com
Fredco pediatrics is an active participant in this new initiative that encourages nature awareness and outside activities. Check out local and upcoming events.

Dnr.state.md.us/cin
Nature and outdoor activities promoted by the state of Maryland. Check out the cool “Things you can do” tab that links you to a variety of fun, outdoor activities.

 

ADHD References

NIMH-ADHD
A good starting point for an overview of ADHD.

CHADD
The National non-profit organization that provides educational advocacy and support for patients and families.

 

Austism Spectrum Disorders/Developmental Delay

National Institute of Neurological Disorders- Autism Fact Sheet 
Through the National Institutes of Health, their Autism Fact Sheet covers all relevant areas briefly but thoroughly with an expansive list of other relevant links.

NIMH – ASD(PDD)
More expansive than the link above, has more background information and discussion of causation.

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Nationally recognized as a leading institution dedicated to pediatric developmental disabilities; located in Baltimore, serves both as an information and referral source.

 

Asthma & Allergy

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN)

 

Vaccine Questions

These sites offer credible information about vaccines and vaccine safety: