The information contained at these links changes frequently. It is best to check back frequently if the information is important to you and your family's well being. If you have questions about the information you find on the Internet, please do not hesitate to call or email us to better help you understand what you are reading. Please don't just worry needlessly. And never treat yourself without professional advice.
General Interest Sites
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP, the national parent organization of the Board Certified Pediatricians, is a great source of literature and support for most initiatives involving children's health and related causes. You can order books, magazines and investigate the current recommendations for many conditions affecting children today.
- National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners (NAPNAP)
This is NAPNAP's Home page and is a great source of current information from the nursing perspective. By the way, Jo Ann is a past president of this national organization.
- The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Check here for Traveler's Advisories: The CDC issues recommendations on vaccine requirements for international travelers. Also find the latest information on outbreaks of infectious disease anywhere in the world.
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Check out the information on any medication you or your child is taking, or thinking of taking. However, not all medications commonly used in Pediatrics for children have necessarily been approved for use in children. If your Health Care Provider prescribed a medication for your child, be sure to check with him/her before stopping a medication on your own. This can be dangerous.
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
The CPSC is the source of much information regarding the safety of products we use each day, from bicycle helmets and flame retardant infant pajamas to car seats. (More on car seats in a later link, the NHTSA) Check this site frequently.
- National Library of Medicine
Here you can search the world's medical literature on any key word or phrase for free.
- U.S. Department of Transportation Auto Safety Hotline
This is the site for information about infant and child car seats. There is information about car seat recalls, what to do if your child car seat needs repair or when to replace it. A complete listing of infant and child car seats recalled since 1988 can be found here. Click on the above link or call: (800)-424-9393.
- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
This site for our children's hospital provides an around-the-clock access to information about the Hospital's staff and services, including a comprehensive professional staff of specialists and services directory as well as information for parents. Note, specifically, the Vaccine Education center, which provides a plethora of information about vaccines, their risk and benefits, and the lack of a link to autism.
Please keep in mind, especially when consulting this area, that many of these sites are run by volunteers who may not be professionals in their field. When evaluating the advice received from others, don't hesitate to validate that advice with a child health or behavioral professional you know and trust. If you need a referral, please don't hesitate to call us.
- Adoptive Families of America
Thinking of adopting? Want to connect with other families who have already done so? Try this site that also has a wealth of information on children with special needs.
- The Family Education Network
This is a good site to learn about the latest trends that may affect your child's schooling. Recent topics have included national testing standards and the shortage of substitute teachers. This site has many links to elementary and secondary school links in more than 20 states.
- Parent Time
Parent Time features the advice of many nationally known experts in child rearing. The kind of advice you used to get from a book. As always, validate advice with us if it doesn't sound or feel right.
- Disney's Family.Com
This site, produced by the folks at the Disney Studios, is bright and beautiful and strives to be more than just an advertisement for the Disney theme parks, although information about all their products is just a click away. The site offers great advice for keeping kids busy with links to family friendly activities in your local area.
- A Safety Checklist before that Big Family Trip
This article, written by Mari A. Schaefer, appeared in the Phiadelphia Inquirer on June 23, 2019. It is a great help in planning that next big family outing.