General Pediatric Links
- aap.org (American Academy of Pediatrics)
- HealthyChildren.org (Sponsored by AAP)
- www.nlm.nih.gov (Infant and Newborn Care)
Information about ADD
- CHADD.org (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
- www.essehealth.com (Vanderbilt Parent Questionnaire for ADD*)
- www.brightfutures.org (Vanderbilt Teacher Questionnaire for ADD*)
*These forms can be printed and brought with you to your appointment to discuss your concerns.
Product safety/Product Recalls:
- www.cpsc.gov (US Consumer Product Safety Commission)
Food and Drug Safety Information/Free E-mail Alerts
General Safety/Poison Control Information
Auto/Car Seat Safety
Summer Safety Tips
Reliable, Safe Educational Websites
This Web site gives easy-to-read, accurate descriptions of conditions, causes, symptoms, and treatments by linking to trusted Web sites for specific information. For instance, someone looking up bone cancer would be linked to the bone cancer page on the National Cancer Institute Web site. Lots of Spanish-language materials available here as well.
Not only gives extensive information about diabetes, its treatments, and ongoing research, but it also offers patients advice on nutrition and meal planning, fitness regimes, and lifestyle changes, and connects them with support groups in their communities. Also check out the ADA-sponsored, interactive nutrition site — My Food Advisor — which allows patients to create meal plans, find recipes, and research foods they can eat.
Offers extensive disease/condition information, and goes a step further with its comprehensive and helpful “Treatment Decisions” section, Q&A section called “Ask a Specialist,” and a plethora of interactive quizzes, self-assessments, and calculators under “Health Tools.”
Patients can read about their prescriptions or research the various drugs available for their condition. This site provides an easy-to-use drug interactions checker, and an innovative pill identification wizard that allows patients to enter the shape, color, and imprint of their mystery pill and view photographs of potential matches to identify the medication.
As well as offering patients information on wellness, diseases, drugs, and other health topics, this site has an extensive searchable medical encyclopedia with cool pictures and diagrams and a medical dictionary that gives spelling and pronunciation tips. It also offers health information in more than 40 languages.
Provides well-organized information on diseases, treatments, procedures, drugs, and current research. What sets this site apart is its use of multimedia formats: check out the very cool interactive tools, video health talks, online health chats, podcasts, and webcasts.
Sponsored by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this site presents broader information on the patient experience, not only offering information on conditions and treatments, but tips for patients on choosing a doctor, understanding medical bills, navigating insurance coverage, and advocating for themselves. Also provides helpful information on children’s health and development issues, from toilet training to dog bites to acne.
The American Heart Association’s patient portal on heart disease supplies information, tools, videos, recipes, exercise tips, and expert advice for patients with heart disease and their families. Patients will dig Heart360, an interactive way to manage their heart health by tracking their medications, blood pressure, weight, exercise, and diet.