These handouts are over 1000 health topics from Barton Schmitt’s Pediatric Advisor, the country’s best known source of information for parents. Information is available for topic areas such as illnesses, development, child-rearing and health-care services. We ask that you take time prior to your child’s scheduled well visit to review the sections under “development” and “well child visits” for your child’s age. This will allow you to see how your child compares to others his/her age and let you identify, ahead of time, any areas of concern that can be discussed in detail at your visit. As always, if you have concerns about you child that you feel will require more through discussion during a regular appointment, please let our staff know this when you schedule your appointment so more time can be given to provide your child the attention they both need and deserve. Thanks, The Physicians of Prospect Pediatrics
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Below are a few books that we would recommend reading and can be great resources of information and support. Clicking the links below will open an additional window with more details on the book from Amazon.com.
As no doubt several of our families have already discovered, the internet is an invaluable source of medical information for both physicians and families alike. However, we must remind ourselves, this medium can also be a large source of medical misinformation. Remember to always consider the source of the information you are reading and never forget that a dialogue between yourself and your pediatrician is still the best source of information for you and your child.
This list is by no means exhaustive. If you have a site that you feel would be valuable to other parents, let Dr. Hynes know the next time you are in the office, and after review, we will consider adding it to this list.
SUPPORTIVE PARENTS INVOLVED IN RAISING INCREDIBLE TEENAGERS
This amazing non-profit organization is dedicated to parents and caregivers of teens and pre-teens. Their mission is to educate, equip, encourage and engage parents of teens and pre-teens by providing up-to-date information about today's teen culture, parenting resources, state-of-the-art training and networking opportunities.
KEEP YOUR CHILDREN HEALTHY
As internet sites continue to grow in numbers on a daily basis, the American Academy of Pediatrics has so developed a one stop portal for parent information and advice. This is a great starting point for any internet search regarding your children.
THE TUFTS UNIVERSITY CHILD AND FAMILY WEB GUIDE
Finally, one stop shopping for accurate medical information on the health of your child. Tufts University has received numerous swards for their newly designed web page, and rightfully so. This is hands down one of the best sites we have found in the years.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Our primary source of information with several links to additional sites all reviewed by the academy. Be sure to look at the safety section for information about car seats and the Injury Prevention Program (TIPP).
These sites offer everything from parenting tips to information about illnesses and health problems. The teen site is specifically designed for teens to surf alone.
CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION
This is the single best site for information in RECALLS for just about everything. You can also sign up to receive updates on recalls by email by sending a message to email@example.com with "join CPSCINFO-L" in the message area.
CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL TRAVEL PAGE
If you plan to travel out of the country, this is where to go to find out all the little "presents" (immunizations) you should receive before going off to that uncharted island in the middle of nowhere. Also, make sure to look at the CDC main site for links to reliable information on vaccine safety.
THE HARRIET LANE LINK BOOK
This site has been up almost as long as the internet itself. This is the site run by John Hopkins University Department of Pediatrics. It has both general and more specific medical information with more than 5,000 links to additional information on each subject.
ZERO TO THREE
This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the healthy development of babies and infants and is always worth a visit.
NATIONAL INFORMATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
If you have a child with disabilities, this site can be an invaluable resource. It contains publications, FAQs, and a list of resources available to children with disabilities in each state.
Similar to the site above.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Forget all the sites that try to sell you all their "cures". The National Institute of Health has created a one-stop website to get you up to speed on most areas of alternative and herbal medicine. Included are handouts for patients, FAQs, and relevant links to NIH databases.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT
This site has a large collection of parent handouts on psychiatric issues and behavioral issues.
PEDIATRIC DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR
Pay attention to the guide on the left of the screen, especially the links and the handout sections.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS - IMMUNIZATION WEBSITE
This is the Academy’s website to provide information about the vaccine preventable illnesses and the safety of the vaccines that we use.
CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL - NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM
This is your most complete resource for up to date vaccine information from illnesses, vaccines, safety, side effects, etc. Please pay special attention to the “Why Immunize” section if you have any questions on why vaccines are necessary.
CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
This site is an excellent resource from the University of Cincinnati that covers a wide range of pediatric topics.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ALLERGY, ASTHMA AN D IMMUNOLOGY
This is an excellent site if you are the parent of an allergy or asthma child. Pay particular attention to the Patient and Consumer Section on the right column and you can click to search by Illness or Condition in the column on the left.
KEEP KIDS HEALTHY
This site is another good information web portal covering from birth through adolescence. It holds more information than anyone could even try to absorb in a single setting.