Pediatrics Around The BendFort Bend PediatricsRaymond A. Kahn, MD, FAAP
Paige Garrison, MD, FAAP
Internet Resources
The advent of the Internet has put vast amounts of information, medical and otherwise, at our fingertips. But, just because the information is available does not always make it reliable. Because your pediatrician is your best source of information, you should exercise caution and consult your doctor before acting on information obtained online. We have provided these resources below for your benefit, but cannot guarantee the accuracy of, nor are we responsible for, any of the content contained within these sites.

Adoption
www.nacac.org - Website for the North American Council On Adoptable Children that tells how to adopt children in foster care

www.travel.state.gov/family/adoption/notices/notices_473.html - The State Department's international adoption site with extensive information to prepare you for international adoption

Allergy/Asthma
www.aafa.org - Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

www.foodallergy.org - Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

Alternative Therapies
http://nccam.nih.gov - Reliable information on alternative therapies

Attention and Learning
www.LdaNatl.org - Official site of the Learning Disabilities Association of America

www.chadd.org - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

Autism
www.cdc.gov/ncbdd/autism/index.html - Factual information about autism

www.firstsigns.org - Information on early autism indicators

Growth and Development
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/child/links.htm - Resource for normal developmental milestones

www.brightfutures.org - Behavioral and developmental expectations by age

www.bcm.edu/cnrc/bodycomp/bmiz2.html - Body Mass Index (BMI) calculator

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart%2002.pdf - Weight chart for girls ages 0-36months

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart%2006.pdf - Length chart for girls ages 0-36months

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart%2001.pdf - Weight chart for boys ages 0-36months

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart%2005.pdf - Length chart for boys ages 0-36months

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart%2004.pdf - Weight chart for girls ages 2-20years

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart%2008.pdf - Stature chart for girls ages 2-20years

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart%2003.pdf - Weight chart for boys ages 2-20years

http://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set2/chart%2007.pdf - Stature chart for boys ages 2-20years

Nutrition
www.cnpp.usda.gov/MyPyramidforKids.htm - The food pyramid for children less than six years old

http://teamnutrition.usda.gov/parents.html - Family guide to use healthy eating practices

www.breastfeeding.com - Resource for nursing mothers

Medical Organizations
www.aap.org - The American Academy of Pediatrics' website

www.cdc.gov - The Center for Disease Control's website

www.texaschildrens.org - Texas Children's Hospital

www.chop.edu/consumer/your_child/index.jsp - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's website with a wealth of health and safety information

Parenting
www.kidsgrowth.com - Information on behavior, development and pediatric health conditions

www.aapd.org - American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

www.kidshealth.org - Nemours Clinic site for parents, kids and teens

www.HealthyChildren.org - A comprehensive parenting site sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Safety
www.nhtsa.dot.gov - Car seat ratings to vehicle crash tests

www.childabuse.org - National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse

www.safekids.com - Internet safety

www.cpsc.gov - U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - recall information

Special Needs/Chronic Medical Conditions
www.nichcy.org - The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

www.diabetes.org - Management and education about type 1 and 2 diabetes from the American Diabetes Association

www.ndss.org - National Down Syndrome Society

www.growthcharts.com/charts/DS/charts.htm - Downloadable growth charts for children with Down Syndrome

www.rarediseases.org - National Organization for Rare Disorders

www.sweathelp.org - Website for excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

www.cancer.gov - National Cancer Institute site providing information on treatment options, the latest clinical trials, support groups and other resources

Teen Health
www.teenshealth.org - Teen health information from the renowned Nemours Foundation

www.iwannaknow.org - Answers to questions about sex and STDs

www.teenwire.com - Award-winning sexual health website for teens

Travel
www.cdc.gov/travel - Everything you need to know about international travel

Vaccinations
www.cdc.gov/vaccines - Information about vaccine preventable diseases and benefits versus risks of vaccination

www.vaccine.chop.edu - Up to date website from one of the most respected children's hospitals in the world. Good for parents, doctors and other healthcare professionals

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