Wareham Pediatrics values the input of all caregivers of our patients. And, we encourage all these caregivers and the patients themselves, once old enough, to take an active part in the patient’s health through education.  Therefore we provide all of these links to information for your reference, but it does not replace a visit with your medical provider.

It is very easy to find information these days on the internet, but sometimes it is extremely hard to find information that is both valid and reliable.  It is for this reason that we have created this section on our website that is devoted to helping you find information about your child’s health and well-being that meets high standards.

Here you will find information that our healthcare providers have determined is reliable information at the time we linked to it. All of the links we provide are the content of their site providers so we are not responsible for the content and parts of the information may differ from our best medical judgment.  Please contact us for personal consultation and if you feel your child needs to be seen in the office.

Oftentimes parents ask us, “How can I tell if what I read on the internet is garbage or reliable information?”  The answer to this is somewhat complex but I think that this webpage from the AAP addresses this question pretty well.

Childrens Hospital Boston has a lot of information in their website.

American Academy of Pediatrics.  This is the professional organization to which our doctors belong.  It is entirely focused on improving the health of children.  There is a great deal of information on this site that provides reliable and authoritative advice on a variety of child health issues, including immunizations. The Academy has also recently created HealthyChildren.org where you can search for almost anything you want, including, but not limited to, growth and development, healthy lifestyles, injury prevention and safety, etc..  There is also a searchable Children’s Health Topics available as well as a list of great books that you can buy from their bookstore (check out the Parenting Books section).

KidsHealth is one of the largest and most visited sites on the Web providing health information about children and adolescents.  This site is divided into 3 excellent sections:

  1. a Parents site with lots of great parenting information, recipes to make common meals more healthy, pregnancy and newborn information
  2. a Kids site with information about their bodies that includes some good videos, a kids’ dictionary of medical words, a section called “Icky Q & A,” and some good movies, games, and experiments;
  3. a Teen site with info about drugs and alcohol, body image, emotional health, relationships, recipes for teens, and a whole lot more!

The Mayo Clinic has a good Diseases and Conditions A-Z section, and a Drugs and Supplements section, though this is not necessarily information about children.

Many people ask us for more information about skin conditions, so if you would like more information about any skin problems you or your children have, please look at this part of the American Academy of Dermatology’s website.

MEDLINEplus. Health information, drug information, medical dictionaries and directories from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Library of Medicine.

Healthy People 2010. The nation’s health blueprint for the first decade of the 21st century spells out health indicators and goals, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Here is some reliable Health News from National Public Radio.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers a huge gallery of information about families and children’s health off of this main page.

The National Institute of Environmental Health Science has a great website for kids.

 

 

Have a smart phone?  Perhaps you are looking for some apps to keep on your phone?  Here are 2 apps that we have found to be very good resources for people who are so inclined:

The American Academy of Pediatrics has this iPhone app that is based upon the HealthyChildren.org symptom care guide.

Southcoast Hospitals Group has a good iPhone app for keeping track of all the medications of the people in your family.  Click here to check it out and download it!