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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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School-aged Children

10 Years: Safety for Your Child
Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to the life and health of your child? Injuries are the leading cause of death of school-aged children. Yet you can prevent most major injuries if you and your child take a few simple steps.
5 Years: Safety for Your Child
Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to the life and health of your child? Injuries are the leading cause of death of school-aged children. Yet you can prevent most major injuries!
6 Years: Safety for Your Child
Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to the life and health of your child? Injuries are the leading cause of death of school-aged children. Yet you can prevent most major injuries!
8 Years: Safety for Your Child
Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to the life and health of your child? Injuries are the leading cause of death of school-aged children. Yet you can prevent most injuries!
Learning Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know
Your child will learn many things in life—how to listen, speak, read, write, and do math. Some skills may be harder to learn than others. If your child is trying his best to learn certain skills but is not able to keep up with his peers, it’s important to find out why. Your child may have a learning disability (also known as LD). If your child has an LD, the sooner you know, the sooner you can get your child help. Your child can succeed in school, work, and relationships. Read on for more information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about LDs.
Playground Safety
Each year, about 200,000 children get hurt on playground equipment with injuries serious enough to need treatment in the emergency department. About 15 children die each year from playground injuries. While many of these injuries happen on home equipment, most occur at school and public playgrounds.
Safe Bicycling Starts Early
When a child receives his or her first tricycle or bicycle, a lifelong pattern of vehicle operation is begun. A bike is not just a toy, but a vehicle that is a speedy means of transportation, subject to the same laws as motor vehicles.
Safety Tips for Home Playground Equipment
School Health Centers and Your Child
School health centers are becoming more and more common. Most handle medical emergencies, provide health screenings and refer students to doctors for health problems. A growing number of these centers also offer health services such as immunizations and physical examinations. Therapies for children with special needs may also be available.
Students With Chronic Health Conditions: Guidance for Families, Schools, and Students
School is more than a place to gain knowledge and skills. It also is a place where children meet new friends and learn about themselves and other important life lessons. Because children spend many hours in school, it is important that it be a safe and supportive environment for all children.
Talking With Your Young Child About Sex
Children begin learning about sex and sexuality as soon as they are able to view, listen, and sense the world around them. As your children grow and develop, they may giggle with friends about "private parts," share "dirty" jokes, and look up taboo words in the dictionary. Their curiosity is natural, and children of all ages have questions.
Water Safety for Your School-aged Child
Swimming and playing in water can give your child much pleasure and good exercise. But you must take steps to prevent your child from drowning.
Why Am I Having So Much Trouble With School?—ADHD Toolkit
It is very common to have difficulties in school if you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Why Is My Child Having Trouble in School?—ADHD Toolkit
It is very common for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to have difficulties in school. These problems can occur for several reasons.