General Pediatric Links

American Academy of Pediatrics
The AAP is a group of over 50,000 pediatricians promoting the health, safety and wellbeing of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. This site includes current news, immunization information, books on many topics available to purchase, and much more.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health & safety of people at home and abroad. Their site offers Health Topics A-Z and a Traveler's Health section, among other informative information.

Kids Health is the largest and most visited doctor-approved site providing health information for kids from birth through adolescence. It is created by the Nemour's Foundation and provides families with up-to-date, jargon-free, health information they can use. There are separate areas for Parents, Kids, and Teens - each with it's own design, age-appropriate content and tone.

Kidnetic is a colorful, fun website that communicates healthy eating and active living information in a relevant way to kids and their families. It is intended to encourage kids and families to begin the process of behavior change toward healthy lifestyles through a balance of physical exercise and responsible eating habits. It's a really cool site.

Healthy Children 
This website has many features such as a symptom checker, immunization schedules, safety checklist, and information on different health issues.

Symptom Checker
This website is a Pediatric Symptom Checker from

Specific Illness Related Sites

The mission of this site is to promote understanding of the care and treatment of Diabetes, especially children. It contains articles and resources for kids with Type I diabetes and their families.
This website provides information on diabetes as well as other illnesses. Friendly to use; was brought to our attention by a student.

Cystic Fibrosis
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to assure the development of the means to cure and control cystic fibrosis and improve the quality of life for those with the disease.

CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization for serving individuals with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It provides evidence-based information about ADHD to parents, educators, professionals, media and the general public.

Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics is a non-profit network for families whose desire is to overcome, not cope with, allergies and asthma. They produce accurate, practical, timely and livable alternatives to suffering.

Family Sites

Amazing Moms is an internet resource designed by parents for parents providing simple, fresh, and practical solutions for busy families. It includes fun recipes, crafts, party ideas and much more. Check it out.

Sports Illustrated Kids
SIKids is a fun, safe environment for your sports-crazy kids filled with news, games and interactive features. It aims to be "cool" as well as provide up to minute sports information. Even dads will like this site.

Family Corner
This site is geared for the grown-ups and has great ideas about everything from childhood development to finances to fun family activities. It has things for you to do with your aspiring gardener, cook, scholar and artist.

The Exploritorium is a museum of science, art, and human perspective and has been online since 1993. Included in the site are more than 12,000 web pages and many sound and video file, exploring hundreds of topics. Its focus is on investigating the science behind the ordinary subjects and experiences of people's lives.


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