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Adolescent Health

www.teenhealthfx.com
Provides teens with an online resource for many of their questions regarding health, relationships, their body and their sexuality. The site, which is operated by the Adolescent/Young Adult Center at the Goreyb Children's Hospital, is also intended to help access medical, mental health, and othe support services.

http://www.cdc.gov/std/
Center for Disease Control website. Provides information about sexually transmitted infections.

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control
Planned Parenthood provides information on birth control choices, emergency contraception, sexually transmitted infections and sexuality.

Allergy/Asthma

www.foodallergy.org
Dedicated sites for kids, teens, and adults with valuable information from The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network.

www.aaaai.org
Site of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology. One can find lots of information about asthma and allergy here.

www.aanma.org
The Allergy & Asthma Network (Mothers of Asthmatics) helps parents and children cope with allergies and asthma.

http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/asthma/action_plan.html
Asthma Action Plan Information/Instructions

http://www.asthma.com/resources/asthma-control-test.html
The ASTHMA CONTROL TEST™ is a way to help you and your healthcare provider determine if your asthma symptoms are well controlled. Answer the 5 questions below, print out the results, and then share them with your healthcare provider.

Attention Deficit Disorder

www.chadd.org
Support and resources for children and adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder/index.shtml
Facts about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder from the National Institute of Mental Health.

http://www.parentsmedguide.org/parentguide_english.pdf
Parents medication guide prepared by American Academy of Child and Adolescent. Psychiatry and American Psychiatric. Association.

Breastfeeding

newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeeding/
Stanford University Hospital website helps with the ABC's of breastfeeding, hand expression, and maximizing milk production; includes online videos with demonstrations and lots of helpful tips.

www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding
Maintained by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; excellent breast feeding site that starts with the basics and answers many common questions about technique, benefits, concerns, pumping, storing, and more.

www.llli.org
International breastfeeding organization provides support for feeding your newborn and infant, as well as many other resources for breastfeeding. Text is available in many languages.

Zipmilk.org
ZipMilk is a site that provides listings for breastfeeding resources sorted by ZIP Code. It is designed for use by consumers interesting in help or support for breastfeeding.

http://www.atlantichealth.org/morristown/our+services/maternity/connect/breastfeeding+support+program
Atlantic Health System/Morristown Medical Center Breastfeeding Support Center

Child Development

www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infantandtoddlerdevelopment.html
Trusted health information on child development from Medline Plus

www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/autism.htm
University of Michigan guide to child development and behavior resources

www.autismnj.org
Autism New Jersey is dedicated to ensuring that all people with autism receive appropriate, effective services to maximize their growth potential and to enhancing the general public's overall awareness of autism.

General Parenting

www.aap.org/parents.html
The American Academy of Pediatrics website offers valuable advice on a wide variety of health and child-rearing topics.

www.med.umich.edu/1libr/pa/pa_index.htm
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan provides links to patient handouts on a wide variety of pediatric topics.

www.ada.org/
The American Dental Association site which has good information about fluoride, cavities and more for parents.

www.aacap.org/cs/forFamilies
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry site provides information about mental health disorders and resources for children and teens.

www.cdc.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides a wealth of information about many health topics.

www.kidshealth.org
Information for parents, kids, and teens from Nemours Foundation.

Integrative Medicine

http://nccam.nih.gov/
Website of the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative medicine which is a Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on integrative approaches to health. It has information on health topics A-Z.

http://healthandhealingny.org/EducationAndResources.asp
Center for Health and Healing was identified as one of best practices in Integrative medicine by Bravewell Collaborative. The website provides information and resources on integrative therapies for specific health conditions as well as online programs for chronic conditions and preparation for surgery.

http://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/resources.html
This is the site of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. It provides resources on nutrition, anti-inflammatory diet, gluten free diet and DASH diet.

Nutrition, Fitness, and Healthy Living

www.healthiergeneration.org
Alliance for a Healthier Generation provides resources and tools to keep children healthy.

www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030485
American Heart Association site provides tips promoting a healthy lifestyle.

www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/assessing/bmi/childrens_bmi/about_childrens_bmi.html
CDC site for assessing body mass index (BMI).

www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers
FDA site provides information on food safety, nutrition, and cosmetics.

www.choosemyplate.gov
Interactive tools from the U.S. Department of Agriculture help teach parents and children about nutrition and healthy food choices.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801
Mayo Clinic's Healthy Lifestyle site. Information about following Mediterranean diet.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Nutrition-Center_UCM_001188_SubHomePage.jsp
Nutrition Center of the American Heart Association web site. Provides resources on preventing cardiovascular disease, healthy eating, cooking and shopping, including free heart healthy recipes.

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/GettingHealthy_UCM_001078_SubHomePage.jsp
Getting Healthy center of the American Heart Association. It addresses all aspects of healthy lifestyle: healthy eating, stress reduction, exercise, weight reduction and smoking cessation.

http://www.njquitline.org/
SMOKING CESSATION - NJ resources to help you or someone you love to quit smoking, includes life coaches as well as resources. 1- 866-657-8677 - a free telephone-counseling service for smokers who would like to stop

http://ksw-gtg.com/hbp/guide/#/1/
BLOOD PRESSURE - Guide to understanding and managing Blood Pressure, produced by American Heart Association.

Safety

www.aapcc.org
American Association of Poison Control Centers offers important information for poison safety and education.

www.cpsc.gov
Learn about recalled toys and other products from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

www.mysafehome.org
This site gives practical information about making your home safe by going through each room showing the dangers and solutions.

www.usa.safekids.org
A site dedicated to preventing childhood injury. It has great safety guidelines for car seats, fire safety and poison prevention as well as links for recalls, car seat installation and more.

Travel

www.cdc.gov/travel
Check this site before traveling abroad for important information on health-related topics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vaccinations

www.cispimmunize.org
Specific information about immunizations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

www.vaccine.chop.edu
Reliable, accurate information about vaccines and the diseases they prevent from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

www.vaccinesafety.edu
Independent assessments of vaccines and vaccine safety plus educational information provided by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.