There is a wealth of health care information on the internet, and some of it is great!
Here are a few web sites we find trustworthy and non-commercial. We believe the more our parents know about their children’s health the better, and we welcome discussion. Obviously, personal review of online media is no substitute for shared clinical decision making within a doctor and patient relationship.
FamilyDoctor.org is compiled by our professional affiliate, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and contains health advice for all ages.
This index of materials for health topics specific to children and adolescents is well considered. It is maintained by the Children’s Physician Network in Minnesota.
Poison Prevention Tips
The Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Control Center has great tips on preventing accidental poisoning and tools for educating kids.
Safe Kids Worldwide is a go-to source for safety information with tips from top safety experts on everything you need to keep kids of any age safe from preventable injuries.
Up to Date
Up to Date offers both straigtforward and more advanced topic discussions. If you have interest in the physcian level information (provided on this site for a fee) come in for an appointment so we can review it together!
The United States Preventative Services Task Force Child and Adolescent Guidelines
The United states Preventative services Task Force, or USPSTF, publishes an excellent summary of recommendations for screening and preventative care. Select from adolescent, pediatric, graded or alphabetized indexes.