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Let's face it, there is a lot of confusing information out there on the web!  How are parents to know what is best for their child when everyone seems to have a differing opinion?
On this page we will have links to articles and associations that will provide reliable patient information.

Medical Websites for Questions About Your Child's Health


A new website about children's health specifically for parents that is sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.  It's like having a pediatric book at your fingertips, since it is loaded with great advice and answers common pediatric questions.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Web MD
The WebMD content staff  blends award-winning expertise in medicine, journalism, health communication and content creation to bring you the best health information possible. Colleagues at are frequent contributors to WebMD and comprise their Medical Editorial Board. Their Independent Medical Review Board continuously reviews the site for accuracy and timeliness.

Reliable and Accurate Information About Vaccines

Only 15 years ago, the only unimmunized people were poor or had limited access to healthcare.  But with a strong immunization program and the Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program, which overcame the cost barrier to immunization, we are now seeing a different trend, with communities or pockets of unimmunized or underimmunized children that are more closely linked to voluntary exemption from immunization, either due to religious or personal beliefs. 

Pediatricians are concerned that those unimmunized communities may be growing due to misinformation.  Irresponsible media outlets, public fear, and unreliable internet sites have hendered our efforts to separate truth from fiction.  We think it's very important for parents to have good information to make decisions, to discuss with their doctor the risks and benefits of vaccines, and understand the very real and ongoing risk of vaccine-preventable diseases that are still in our community.

Below are reliable websites that can help answer your questions about vaccine effectiveness and safety

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center

Voices for Vaccines

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases

Vaccinate Your Baby

Immunization Action Coalition

MMR vaccine does not cause autism: Examine the evidence!

Lies, Greed, and Malpractice: The Story of Dr. Wakefield and How the "MMR causes Autism" Rumor Began

ADHD information
ADHD Parent Support Group
In the Wilmington Area:
2nd Monday of each month
YWCA (S. College at Holly Tree)
7:00 - 9:00

National CHADD Website

Fight Childhood Obesity

With 12.5 million U.S. children overweight, pediatricians are the at the forefront of the fight to help kids lose weight and live healthy lifestyles.  This means making better food choices and playing at least 60 minutes a day for every child.  Below are links for child-friendly "prescriptions" for healthy, active living.

Kids In Parks



The Kids in Parks program has established a network of trails designed to provide kids and families with fun outdoor activities. Through their TRACK Rx program, our providers are promoting this program and formally prescribing our patients to get active outdoors and reconnected to nature through this exciting program. For more information about the program, click this link.

Making Healthier Food Choices

Let's Move!

Nutrition -

Kids Eat Right

Our Community Link

For free or reduced cost services and goods like medical care, food and baby formula, baby clothes, diapers, housing, transporation, and other services, this site can help struggling families find the valuable resources they need.

Free or Reduced-cost Prescription Drugs
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) is now helping patients get access to free or reduced-cost prescription drugs. The site is one easy place to go to find out about hundreds of programs that offer assistance.

Free or Reduced Price Health Insurance for Children
As of October 1998, families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to afford rising health insurance premiums are able to get free or reduced price comprehensive health care for their children. The new plan, "NC Health Choice for Children," is the same as coverage provided for the children of state employees and teachers, plus vision, hearing and dental benefits. 
Click the link below to find out more and see if you qualify!

NC Health Choice for Children

Medicaid is a government health benefit program that helps provide for your children if you have low incomes and limited financial resources.  It is a means-tested entitlement program, and offers robust benefits for children that the Amercan Academy of Pediatrics calls the "gold standard" that includes some services that even private insurance or the health exchanges do not cover.   In 2014, 70% of uninsured children in the US are eligible but not enrolled in either Medicaid or CHIP.

Apply for NC Medicaid

Consumer Product Recalls
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.
Click below to see the latest products that have been recalled.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

We update these links frequently so be sure to check back again.


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