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Useful Links

Adolescent Health


www.stayteen.org
Information for and by teens delivered in teen-friendly messages from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

www.teenhealthfx.com
TeenHealthFX.com is a reliable online resource for teens who have questions about their health, their bodies, relationships, and sexuality. It is informative, and encourages teens to also discuss these issues with their doctor and parents.

Advocacy


www.acnj.org 
The Association for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ) is the state's foremost child research and advocacy organization. For 30 years ACNJ has advocated for policies and programs that improve the lives of children and families in New Jersey. Over the years, ACNJ's issues have expanded from child welfare and juvenile justice to include early care and education, health and support for low-income families.

www.edlawcenter.org 
Site of the Education Law Center serving New Jersey, which can help you understand and negotiate public education systems for your child.

www.nj.gov/dcf/ 
The website of the New Jersey Office of the Child Advocate provides policy and other information related to child protection, health, juvenile justice, mental health, and children's legal rights.

Allergy/Asthma


www.aaaai.org
Site of the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology; 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.

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

Attention Deficit Disorder


www.chadd.org
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder site offers support and resources for children and adults.

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.

Breastfeeding


www.breastfeeding.com
A popular resource for nursing mothers; includes information on child health topics.

www.kellymom.com
This user-friendly site provides breastfeeding advice, handouts, and practical information.

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.

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


Child Development


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

www.autismnj.org
This site from Autism New Jersey, a nonprofit agency, provides information about advocacy, services, family and professional education, and consultation.

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

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

Diseases


www.acponline.org/patients_families
The American College of Physicians provides information about diseases and conditions.

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

www.mayoclinic.com
Mayo Clinic website provides information on diseases and tips for a healthy lifestyle.

www.ninds.nih.gov/index.htm
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's website provides information on neurological disorders.

www.webmd.com
WebMD provides valuable health information, tools for managing your health, and support.


General Parenting


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

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

www.ada.org/
The American Dental Association provides useful information about fluoride, cavities, and more.

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

www.hhs.gov/kids
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site for children covers various topics for parents and children and offers many links to other sites.

www.kidsgrowth.com
Provides online health information and resources for parents and teens.

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

Health Maintainence and Prevention


www.ada.org/
The American Dental Association provides useful information about fluoride, cavities, and more.

www.familydoctor.org
American Academy of Family Physicians site provides health information for the whole family.

www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration site provides information on food safety, food labeling, and nutrition, as well as selected health topics.

www.choosemyplate.gov
Established by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, this site offers information about maintaining a healthy diet.

www.nj.quitnet.com
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services provides support and cessation recommendations for smokers.

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

www.vaccinesafety.edu
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Institute for Vaccine Safety site provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety.

Medication


www.drugs.com
Drugs.com provides independent information on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and natural products; includes a pill identifier and interactions checklist.

www.medlineplus.gov
MedlinePlus provides extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Nutrition and Fitness


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.

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
Find practical information about making your home safe; offers a room by room tour of potential dangers and solutions.

www.npic.orst.edu 
The National Pesticide Information Center provides information to help you make informed decisions about pesticide use.

www.usa.safekids.org 
A site dedicated to preventing childhood injury, with 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.

Women's Health


www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast
The National Cancer Institute offers information about breast cancer, including treatment, prevention, genetics, clinical trials, screening and testing, and related information.

www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/ovarian
Information about ovarian cancer, including risks, screening, and prevention, from The National Cancer Institute.

www.healthywomen.org
Named top women's health website by Good Housekeeping magazine; gives women the latest health information, including news updates, health tips, resources, and extensive coverage of hundreds of health topics.

www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Bone
The National Institute of Health's Osteoporosis and Related Bone Disease website provides information on osteoporosis and bone related disorders.


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