The information furnished by this website is of a general nature and is designed for informational purposes only. Brighton Pediatrics recommends that you visit a qualified Health Care Professional for individual and personal attention.
- Allergy and Asthma Network - Mothers of Asthmatics – This organization is geared toward both allergies and asthma and has an extensive database of information on these topics.
- How Asthma-Friendly Is Your Child-Care Setting? – A checklist for parents, teachers, and school nurses
- Current Pollen Count – Just enter your ZIP code and to get customized pollen and weather information
- Food Allergies – Very nice web site with about all you need to know about food allergies
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- American Academy Of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness
- National Resource Center on ADHD
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- La Leche League – This organization is “dedicated to providing education, information, support, and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.”
- Breastfeeding.net – The #1 site for breastfeeding information, support and attitude!
- American Diabetes Association – This site contains a wealth of information on the association and on diabetes, itself.
- Kids Learn About Diabetes – A site for kids with diabetes written by kids with diabetes. It has a tutorial on the disease, written in easy-to-understand language.
- Children With Diabetes – This is also geared toward kids and their families, but is more extensive. If you want more information than you find at “Kids Learn…” try here.
Development and Growth
- Zero to Three – This site focuses on the development of your child during the important first three years of life. Its mission is to strengthen and support families,practitioners, and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.
- Bright Futures – This site provides educational materials, tools related to health supervision, and developmental and general health guidelines for children and adolescents.
- KidsGrowth – Another great site dedicated to providing information to parents.
- TeenGrowth – Dedicated to providing health information to teens.
- National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities – If you have a child with disabilities, this site can be invaluable. If contains publications, FAQs, and a list of resources available to children with disabilities in each state.
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry – This site answers questions you may have about the care of your child’s teeth and has a search function that helps you find a pediatric dentist in your area.
Drugs and Alcohol
- Partnership for a Drug-Free America – Lots of information here for parents and teens.
- Poison Control Center – Very useful information about any drug overdose or poisoning
- Eating Disorders Center – This is one area in a much larger web site on health in general. It is packed with information on eating disorders.
- Eating Disorders in a Disordered Culture – The highlight of this site is the section with stories written by people with eating disorders.
- Rader Program for treating Eating Disorders – Striking artwork by people in treatment for eating disorders.
General Health Information
- TV Turnoff Network – This organization’s goal is to get people to do more constructive things with their time than watch TV.
- KidsMeds – This site provides parents with detailed information about their child’s medications
- KidsHealth – Comprehensive advice for parents, school-age children, and teens.
- healthychildren.org – Great site for general child health by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- Discovery Health
- Healthy School Lunch Campaign – This site contains information on the nutritional value of (often quite poor) and what can be done to improve the situation.
- 3aDay – This web site discusses ways to help include enough calcium in your child’s diet by encouraging kids to eat 3 servings of dairy per day.
- Nutrition Sleuth – You are the famous nutrition detective, Inspector Snarfengood, you handle all the toughest nutrition cases! Each victim is missing an important nutrient. Can you help them?
- Food Concentration – Match the foods shown and win the game.
- Dole 5 a Day – Fun and games to help you learn to eat 5 fruits and vegetables a day
- Childhood obesity – diet tips, weight loss
- What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish
- The food Guide Pyramid
- Feeding your 1 to 2 year old
- US Consumer Product Safety Commission
- The Further Adventures of Kidd Safety - The Further Adventures of Kidd Safety – A kid-oriented area with educational games that focus on safety
- Recalls – Monthly lists of products that have been recalled and links to sites that follow recalls of automobiles, car seats, and other products.
- National Safe Kids Campaign – This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury.
- Child Passenger Safety – Information on car seats, air bags, etc. from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Seat check – This site has car seat information, including where to go to have your car seat inspected and to learn how to install it properly.
- Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence – This site contains information on gun control laws, statistics, and how to ensure your family is safe from the dangers of firearms in the home.
- American Association of Poison Control Centers – You can find the poison control center for your area on this site, as well as lots of useful information on poisonings.
- First Candle/SIDS Alliance – This site has information about SIDS, including possible causes, ways to prevent SIDS, and resources for families of children who have died of SIDS.
- CDC’s Travel Page – A list of vaccinations/precautions to take for traveling to any country or region, provided by the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention.
- 2015 Childhood & Adolescent Immunization Schedule
- Custom Immunization Scheduler – Type in your child’s date of birth and this site makes an immunization schedule you can print out
- The Anti-Immunization Activist: A Pattern of Deception – This site focuses SOLELY on the misuse of scientific articles by anti-immunization activists
- Immunization Action Coalition – This site contains information on the diseases that our vaccines can prevent as well as many other topics related to vaccines.
- Vaccines and Autism
- CDC page on Vaccines and Autism
- National Academy of Sciences Immunization Safety Review Committee – This independent committee reviewed the proposed connection between the MMR vaccine and autism. Their conclusions are summarized on this web site.
- Institute for Vaccine Safety – Isseminate objective information on the safety of recommended immunizations.
- National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center – An important resource on youth violence and suicide.