Medical Websites for Questions About Your Child's
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.
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creation to bring you the best health information possible. Colleagues at MedicineNet.com 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
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
Parent Support Group
In the Wilmington Area:
2nd Monday of each month
(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.
Making Healthier Food Choices
Nutrition - healthychildren.org
Kids Eat Right
Free or Reduced-cost Prescription Drugs
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
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
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.