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Recommended Medical Websites

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 
The AAP is dedicated to the health of all children. Its web site provides reliable and authoritative advice on a variety of child health issues, including immunizations.

AAP's HealthyChildren.org Website
The AAP's new interactive and customizable website providing reliable advice for parents and health care professionals.

AAP's Immunization Information Resources
A comprehensive immunization information site for parents and clinicians sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

AAP's Protect Tomorrow Public Service Announcements
Short videos from the AAP to remind parents of the importance of childhood immunizations.

Bright Futures
Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC serves as the national focus for promoting health and quality of life through its efforts to prevent and control disease, injury, and disability.

CDCs Parent Portal: Health Topics for Pregnancy, Infants & Toddlers, Children, and Teens
A collection of articles and fact sheets from the CDC on a variety of topics relating to pregnancy and child health.

CDC Home Page for Vaccines and Immunizations
The CDC's website for information on childhood and adult vaccines and immunizations.

Immunization Action Coalition
A comprehensive link to the most up-to-date, expert immunization resources available via the Internet.

ImmunoFacts
A comprehensive link to the most up-to-date, expert immunization resources available via the Internet.

Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
An educational resource about children's vaccines for parents and healthcare professionals.

KidsHealth
One of the largest and most visited sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children and adolescents.

CHADD - An educational resource on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

National Institute of Mental Health website on ADHD
Detailed information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of ADHD.

CDC website on ADHD
The Centers for Disease Control website with reliable information on ADHD.

CDC website on Autism
The CDC's Autism Information Center, with information on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Addresses concerns about vaccines and autism.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Information about allergic diseases. Includes a Patient/Public Resource Center and a Just For Kids section of resources and puzzles.

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network
Resources for patients with food allergies or who are at risk for severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).

NC Child Passenger Safety Information
Protecting children in child safety seats and seat belts is a top priority in North Carolina. Here's what we're doing. . .

National Child Passenger Safety Information
Information on child safety seats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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COVID-19

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) was discovered in December 2019 and has now spread throughout the world. As the virus spreads, we are seeing some people with mild illness, some who get very sick, and some who have died. The reason health officials are concerned is because the virus is new, which makes it hard to predict how it will continue to affect people. Researchers and doctors are learning more about it every day, including exactly how it spreads and who is most at risk.
Breastfeeding During COVID-19 Pandemic
The outbreak of COVID-19 is a stressful time for everyone. This may be especially true for mothers who are breastfeeding and concerned about their baby’s health. However, new moms can successfully start and maintain breastfeeding during the pandemic, with some recommended precautions.
Cloth Face Coverings for Children During COVID-19
To protect ourselves and others from COVID-19, the CDC now recommends cloth face coverings be used when outside. But what about children? Read on for answers to some frequently asked questions about cloth face coverings and children during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Co-Parenting Through COVID-19: Putting Your Children First
While a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic can add to the stress of co-parenting, it can also help parents overcome their issues and work together to safeguard the children they both love.
COVID-19: Infant Formula Advice
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, significant shortages of infant formulas have occurred in some stores. However, these are mostly due to people over buying or stockpiling formula and not because of a national shortage.
COVID-19: Information for Families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
As COVID-19 continues to spread, children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), may be at increased risk for complications. This includes children with chronic conditions, disabilities, and those with medically complex conditions.
Getting Children Outside While Social Distancing for COVID-19
Many schools are now closed due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You may have created a schedule for your family. Ideally, it includes some outdoor time.
Positive Parenting & COVID-19: 10 Tips to Help Keep the Calm at Home
Calmly teaching your child good behavior can become more difficult, though no less important, during stressful times. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers these tips for families facing long periods of time isolated at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Simple Ways to Entertain and Boost Your Baby’s Development at Home
During social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, you may be looking for new ways to entertain and play with your young child. Thankfully, all you need is loving attention and some basic household items.
Social Distancing: Why Keeping Your Distance Helps Keep Others Safe
As the spread of COVID-19 continues, communities are being asked to reduce close contact between people. This is called social distancing, and it’s an important and effective way to slow down the spread of this virus.
Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak
Social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19 can be especially hard for teens, who may feel cut off from their friends. Many also face big letdowns as graduations, proms, sports seasons, college visits and other long-planned events are cancelled or postponed. Here are a few ways you can help your teen through this difficult time.
Tips for Coping with a New Baby During COVID-19
All babies cry. Most babies cry a lot from two weeks to two months of age. Some cry more than others, and some cry longer than others. For many new parents, crying is one of the most stressful parts of coping with a newborn.
Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak
To help contain COVID-19, many schools are moving children to online learning at home. In addition, many parents are being asked to work from home. These forms of social distancing are needed to help slow the spread of the virus and prevent overloading the health care system.