Health Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

Provides useful and up-to-date information for parents/guardians concerning physical, mental, and social health issues from infancy through young adulthood.  An important resource for parents/guardians who may have questions about specific health, social, or developmental concerns.

http://www.aap.org

Centers for Disease Control

Gives health and safety information for the purpose of achieving improvement in people's wellbeing.  This site provides current information on almost any health and safety topic as well as publications and products.

http://www.cdc.gov

MyPlate

USDA's new 2010 dietary and exercise guidelines for healthy living.  Has fun tools for tracking dietary intake and exercise progress.  MyPlate has replaced the MyPyramid program.

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

National Institutes of Health

A medical research agency whose purpose is to improve health and save lives.  There are 27 institutes and centers which make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provide helpful information and fact sheets concerning medical conditions and achieving optimal health.

http://www.nih.gov

Healthy People 2020

Provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for disease prevention and health promotion.  Covers a wide range of health topics.

http://www.healthypeople.gov

We Can!

A national program that offers information for families and communities to help children maintain a healthy weight through activity and good food choices.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan

RXList: The Internet Drug Index

Information about drugs.  Search can be done by brand or generic names.  Gives description, pharmacology information, reasons for use, and warnings about side effects and drug interactions.

http://www.rxlist.com

American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the leading nonprofit organization for diabetes in the US.  Provides information for parents/guardians, students, and healthcare professionals.  A great resource for all your diabetic questions.

http://www.diabetes.org

American Heart Association

A resource to learn about cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and prevention.  Has a specific section on children's health.

http://www.americanheart.org

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Makes available information concerning allergies with special attention to food allergies.  Also provides information about managing food allergies in childcare and school settings.  Has separate teen and kid specific web sites.

http://www.foodallergy.org

Allergy and Asthma Network

This web site is designed to help people live with allergies and asthma.  There are specific sections on coping with allergies and asthma in the home, childcare, and school settings.  Provides useful information in regards to pets, play time, and shopping.

http://www.aanma.org