Children's Health Sites

Children's Health
Links to sites which have been reviewed by librarians at the National Library of Medicine. Topics include News, General/Overview, Alternative Therapy, Diagnosis/Symptoms, Nutrition, Prevention/Screening, Research, Specific Conditions/Aspects, Treatment, Law and Policy, Children, and more. Select Espanol from the menu bar for Spanish links.
(University of Iowa)
The General Pediatrician’s View of the Internet: Common Pediatric Health Problems for Patients and Families is an award-winning pediatric digital library. Continuously updated information is available on almost 400 common childhood problems. It is designed for quick and easy use. Choose from a list of common children’s health problems or choose the first letter of the health problem from the alphabet provided. This leads to links about the selected topic. The site includes information in Spanish. is curated and maintained by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. of the University of Iowa. This digital library is partially supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
(American Academy of Pediatrics)
This Web site focuses on several areas of children and their health, including ages and stages, healthy living, safety and prevention, and health issues. Try the KidsDoc symptom checker when your child feels sick. Parents can also buy books on parenting, find a pediatrician and ask pediatricians questions online.
Louie’s Kids: Fighting Obesity One Child at a Time
Louie's Kids is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that raises money to treat childhood obesity. Louie's Kids provides scholarships for children to attend summer camps specializing in weight loss and behavior modification for children. The Website includes links to camps for overweight children, as well as advice and recipes for losing weight.
Virtual Pediatric Hospital™
This site has lots of information for parents, patients, and for healthcare providers. It covers childhood diseases, behavior and development, parenting issues, childcare, and much more. There are special sections for kids and for teens. Check out Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers and Teen Common Questions, Quick Answers to learn about typical health issues and diseases. is curated and maintained by Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. of the University of Iowa.

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