March 4, 2016 – EDITOR’S NOTE: Raleigh Children is beginning a new, regular feature that attempts to answer the question,
“What are the best resources available to our families for pediatric medical information and guidance?”
The best resources are:
- Based on the best science
- Presented in a practical and easy-to-understand format
- Regularly updated as we find new things
- Not a replacement for your pediatrician’s advice – intended to supplement and keep everyone well informed!
General Pediatric Medical Information
The AAP official website has many professional resources for pediatricians but also includes the latest pediatric health news and research, numerous educational brochures and childcare books.
A parent-oriented website launched by the American Academy of Pediatrics with up-to-date health advice for parents and caregivers including development, nutrition, and safety. There are many topics listed and navigating the site to find what you are looking for is pretty easy. They also have health apps for your phone and e-magazines available for subscription.
The CDC official website provides information needed for travel health, tracking infectious diseases such as flu, vaccine information, and preparing for natural disasters.
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Center for Children’s Health Media, it describes itself as providing “information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.” It touts four websites in one, with distinct portals designed for: 1) Parents, 2) Kids, 3) Teens, and 4) Educators. The first three portals (Parents, Kids, and Teens) are available in Spanish.
The AAPD official website has a lot of information about pediatric dental health
Check back often to hear about the best resources – both online and local to the Raleigh area – to help keep your child healthy and provide support for children’s parents and caregivers.