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The following health related Web sites and books have been recommended and reviewed by pediatricians, dentists, social workers and other health care professionals. The Web sites offer pediatric medical, dental, and general health and safety information.

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General Health Web Sites

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    This site, from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers up-to-date health new on immunizations and other pediatric issues, health advice for parents, and links to recommended books and AAP publications. The AAP and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    This site, from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) offers advice for parents, and health care providers about children's dental issues and needs. AAPD is the membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The web site offers policies, guidelines for care, and a registry of dentists.
  • Arthur's Hooray for Health!
    This series of tips and activity sheets for parents and kids focuses on topics like eating well and staying fit, dealing with asthma, dental hygiene and more, based on the popular Arthur TV program and book series.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    This site, from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), provides up-to-date health statistics, alerts for travel safety, and information on a range of topics. The CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people at home and abroad, and offers information to enhance health decisions.
  • Children's Hospital Parent Center
    The site helps parents care for critically-ill children, drawing on the insights from the staff at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital. These doctors, nurses, and social workers can help parents care for critically ill children, make decisions, find support services, and deal with accidents and emergencies. They even have advice for saying "goodbye" when children are ready to die. The content was produced by OPB and developed by Josh Daniel Productions.
  • Mister Rogers: Getting an Immunization
    Mister Rogers talks about how parents can make a visit to the doctor far less stressful for kids and for parents, too.
  • National Institutes of Health: Health Information
    This site contains advanced information on specific conditions, clinical trial programs, drug information, and other federal health resources.

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Mental Health Web Sites

  • The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders
    This site, presented by a national multidisciplinary network of professionals, believes in individualizing assessment and treatment approaches based on a child's specific functional developmental profile. Experts on its board include Dr. Stanley Greenspan and Dr. Serena Weider.
  • 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.

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Safety Web Sites

  • Barney's Playground Safety Tips
    Helpful tips and safety procedures for helping kids have fun and safe playground experiences.
  • 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.

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Kids and Family Web Sites

  • 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, plus advice for parents on communication from experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, authors of How To Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk.
  • The Dougy Center for Grieving Children
    This site provides age-appropriate information and resources for children who have experienced the death of a loved one.
  • KidsHealth
    This site, from the medical experts at the Nemours Foundation, offers health games and information for kids, plus relevant advice for parents.

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Children's Books

The following books may help young children get ready for doctor, dentist, and hospital visits.

  • The Berenstain Bears Go the Doctor
    Authors: Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
    Synopsis: Brother and Sister Bear go for a check up with Dr. Grizzly.
  • The Berenstain Visit the Dentist
    Authors: Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
    Synopsis: Sister Bear watches Dr. Bearson fill Brother Bear's small cavity. Then it's her turn to have a dangling baby tooth removed.
  • Elmo Goes to the Doctor
    Author: Sarah Albee.
    Synopsis: Elmo's Mommy takes him to the doctor for a check up.
  • Curious George Goes to the Hospital
    Author: H.A. Rey and Margaret Rey
    Synopsis: George goes has an operation to remove a puzzle piece he has eaten.
  • Madeline
    Author: Ludwig Bemelmans
    Synopsis: Madeline goes to the hospital in the middle of the night to have her appendix removed. This story is as appealing today as it was in 1940!

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