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Parent Resources

No website can ever replace the advice of your pediatrician, but the staff and doctors at PHA have searched the web for some of the best and most credible online resources. Check back often for updates to this list:Family Picture 1

General Links

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)  provides valuable information for attaining optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Kids Health  this website provides a wide variety of information in 3 different sites for parents, kids and teens.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Expertise, information and tools to protect your family’s health, including disease prevention, health promotion, and preparedness for new health concerns.

CT Department of Health health, safety and human services

Mayo Clinic find information on hundreds of conditions and easily check your child’s symptoms online.

General Parenting

Healthy Children the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) website for parents and caregivers.

Potty MD help kids to stop and to go

Healthy Toys research toxic chemicals in every day stuff

Allergies & Asthma

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology research and treatment of allergic and immunologic diseases

Food Allergy Research & Education  learn about allergens, symptoms, food allergy reactions, how to manage a food allergy and other important topics

Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics get answers to your allergy and asthma questions, information on medications and a guide to recognizing when your child’s symptoms need medical attention

Fitness & Nutrition

Alliance for a Healthier Generation learn ways to protect your family’s health and help them feel their best

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) defining childhood obesity

Let’s Move is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during their earliest months and years.  Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that support healthy choices.

Healthy Children good nutrition is essential to good health and the AAP encourages parents to think of their nutritional decisions as health decisions.

Let’s Go a nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program.

Vaccine Immunization

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccines and immunizations information

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) the most current scientific research

Immunization Action Coalition safety, efficacy and use of vaccines

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) provides complete, reliable, and up-to-date information about vaccines for parents and your healthcare team.

Child Safety

American Association of Poison Control Centers prevent and treat poison exposures

Consumer Product Safety Commission is protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products.  Find information on over 5,000 product recalls and recall alerts.

Safe Kids Connecticut find detailed information about Connecticut laws and expert advice on injury prevention for your family.  Up-do-date information on car seat and motor vehicle safety, bicycle and water safety, poisons, burns and more.

 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration news, tips and safety guidelines for passenger safety, car seats, recalls and many other traffic concerns.

 Mobile Apps

For a list of mobile apps from the American Academy of Pediatrics please click here.