Best Kids Health Resources


Childhood Illnesses or Conditions - Best Research Sites

Children and diseases, disease information, NCID, CDC
A-Z Directory of diseases with brief description, causes, symptoms,and prevention. from the National Center for Infectious Diseases.

List of childhood diseases and disorders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Includes signs and symptoms, often has photo of patient with illness, diagnosis, prevention, treatment.

HealthyChildren.org - Healthy Children
Sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics. has articles arranged by ages and stages for nutrition, kids' health conditions, and injuries. Also has a bookstore with books arranged by age and topic.

Videos

Embarrassing Bodies: Kids | Kids Health Advice | Channel4.com/kids
Has videos on common health issues in kids.

Growth Charts

Official Growth Charts - Homepage
Pediatric growth charts to keep track of growth of infants, children, and adolescents. by CDC (age 2 and up) and WHO (age 0-2). Shows averages and percentiles.

Children's Vaccination Timetables

Recommended Immunizations Schedules for Children from Birth to Age 6 and Preteens, teens, and adults.
Explanations of childhood vaccines and when they should be administered.

Prescription Drug Reviews - Pediatric

AskaPatient's ADHD Information Page
Includes links to pediatric patient reviews for commonly prescribed ADHD drugs.

AskaPatient's Children's Allergies Information Page
Includes links to pediatric patient reviews for commonly prescribed allergy drugs.

AskaPatient's Asthma Information Page
Includes links to pediatric patient reviews for commonly prescribed asthma drugs.

Tips for Getting Kids to Take Medicine

Tips for Taking Medicine . Talking With Kids . PBS Parents | PBS

Berkeley Parents Network: How to Get Medicine into Kids

Questions & Answers

Kids' Health Expert Q&As
Common questions regarding babies, toddlers, and kids health

DrGreene.com | pediatrics. naturally.
Blog, health q&a by parents and live chats by Dr Greene. Focus is on infants and toddlers.

Health Sites designed for kids

CDC - Kids Quest - Home - NCBDDD
Helps kids learn more about disabilities and health using fun, interactive "Quests" activities. Topics include: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Loss, Vision loss and others.  Helps kids learn how it feels to  be disabled and how people become disabled.

ADA: American Dental Association - ADA for Kids
Animations teach kids about losing teeth, brushing, and flossing.

For any drug overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

FDA Product Development Reports - Pediatric Medicines

Pediatric Product Development
Official reports from the FDA on initiatives around pediatrics have aimed to improve medical product research in children.