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These Web sites, recommended by the staff at Children's Memorial Hospital, are an excellent starting point for finding information about childhood illnesses, treatments, safety and support services for children and families.
Web Sites for Health Information
General Health
National Institutes of Health: Health Information
This site contains advanced information on specific conditions, clinical trial programs, drug information, and other federal health resources.
HealthFinder
This site has special areas for parents, kids and caregivers. It features a helpful library, areas for infant and teen issues, and much more.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
This site features searchable databases of information and support resources for people suffering from rare diseases and medical conditions.
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
This site provides materials on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators and other professionals.
National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)
Search a database of children's hospitals, learn about legislation affecting children's health, and discover why all children need children's hospitals. NACHRI represents more than 160 children's hospitals and related institutions.
Cancer
National Children's Cancer Society
This site contains information about the extensive programs and services provided by this renowned national children's cancer organization.
National Cancer Institute
This government site provides an extensive resource of information about all types of cancer and cancer treatments.
National Brain Tumor Foundation
This site provides information about brain tumors and treatments, as well as support and resources for people living with brain tumors.
Epilepsy
Epilepsy Foundation of America
This charitable organization's Web site provides information about advocacy, education and research.
Lupus
Lupus Foundation of America
This site is dedicated to educating and supporting individuals with lupus and finding a cure.
Organ Transplants
United Network for Organ Sharing
This site provides a wealth of information regarding organ donation and transplantation in the United States. It also contains links to a large number of transplant-related sites.
Liver Disease
Children's Liver Alliance
This parent-run site has information and links to sites about liver diseases and transplantation.
Mental Health
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This site provides insights into behavioral, developmental, and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents. It provides key information and mental health fact sheets for parents and caregivers in multiple languages.
National Institute of Mental Health
This government site offers extensive information about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of common mental illnesses.
Websites for Organizations and Support Groups
Candlelighters Cancer Foundation
The Candlelighters Foundation is a support organization for people with cancer. It provides support, advocacy, and connects communities.
Children's Hospice International
This non-profit organization provides a network of support and care for children with life-threatening conditions and their families.
Web Sites for Safety and Preventing Injuries
NHTSA - Child Passenger Safety
This government site is a good source of information about child safety seats and how to protect your child while they are in the car.
Injury-Free Coalition for Kids
This site offers a variety of injury prevention programs for kids. It includes a list of resources and safety tips for families.
Kids in Danger - Product Safety
This product safety site includes information about recalls of dangerous children's products, how to protect children and how to advocate for safer products.
The Injury Prevention Program
This site, presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides age-specific safety tips for helping to prevent injuries; and guidelines for bicycle, water, and home safety.
Caillou's Safety Tips
This site, featuring information for parents and caregivers, offers safety tips on fire, street crossing and more, from the creators of this popular PBS Kids series.
Web Sites for Kids
ATBA Kids
This site, from the American Brain Tumor Association, is a place for kids to learn about brain tumors and their treatment. Kids can also share their experiences with other kids.
Starbright World
This site is a free online community that connects kids living with chronic and serious illness. It can be accessed from 95 children's hospitals across North America, and in the home. Starbright World also offers illness-related computer games to teach kids through play.
Sesame Solutions: Health
This site provides health-related games, stories and activities for kids, starring the Sesame Street characters young children love.
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children
This site provides age-appropriate information and resources for childrenwho have experienced the death of a loved one.
Beach Park
This site, from the British Epilepsy Association, uses games and stories to teach kids about living with seizures.
Bandaids and Blackboards
This site is a gathering place for kids who are growing up with medical problems where they can tell their story and read about other kids in similar circumstances.
Web Sites for Parenting and Communication
Parenting Challenges.com
This site features articles about parenting special-needs kids by Judy Lavin, author of Special Kids Need Special Parents.
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children
This site provides resources families dealing with the loss of a loved one. There's advice for parents on how to communicate with children about death and dying, and a special sections that just for kids.
Sesame Solutions: Health
This site provides communication and health-related information for parents, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, the best-selling authors of How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, plus health games for families to do together, starring Sesame Street characters.
Web Site Links from Children's Memorial Hospital
Children's Memorial Hospital
Find more information about the work of Children's Memorial Hospital as well as resources for parents.
Departments:
Faulk Brain Tumor Center
Read an overview of the treatments offered by the Brain Tumor Center as well as a description of the innovative Intrabeam system featured in the series.
Siragusa Transplant Center
Find in-depth information on all types of transplantation procedures including liver, kidney, heart and stem cell/bone marrow transplants.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Read more about the services and staff of Children's Memorial Hospital's nationally recognized Neonatology unit.
Glossary of Cranial Facial Disorders
Find general descriptions of the various types of craniofacial disorders treated by the pediatric plastic surgeons at Children's Memorial Hospital.
Safety News
Get information and resources from Children's Memorial Hospital for promoting safety and preventing injury.