Child Health Information

There is a wealth of information online that you can access to learn more about child health issues.  We have chosen just a few high quality websites to share on this page.  As we discover more, particularly for more specialized topics, we will post them in our “news section.”  If you feel that there is one that is particularly valuable for families, please let us know!

Immunization Information

CDC Immunization Schedule

Vaccine Information Sheets

General Information from the National Network for Immunization Information

We follow the immunization schedule that is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices / Centers for Disease Control.  We hope that you choose to vaccinate your child according to this well researched and thought out schedule. However, we are open to talking with you about your concerns and will work with your family to provide you with the care that you feel is most appropriate for your child in regards to immunizations. The first three sites will provide you with most of the information that you need to know about immunizations.

American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.  All our pediatricians are members of the AAP and we look to this organization for guidance on standards of care in pediatric medicine.

Centers for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov/

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website contains information on virtually any health topics that may be of interest to you.

Child Health Topics
Healthy Children: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx
Web MD: http://children.webmd.com/ (includes sites for kids and teens)
Kid’s Health: http://kidshealth.org/ (includes sites for kids and teens)

These three websites are particularly focused on providing families with up to date information on various child health issues.  The Healthy Children website has a symptom checker.  The WedMD and Kids Health sites also include links that your children and teens may enjoy.

Child Development
Bright Futures: http://www.brightfutures.org/

We use Bright Futures for the guidelines for each of the well child and physical exam visits  for your child.

Reach Out and Read
http://www.reachoutandread.org/

We are proud to be a Reach Out and Read site promoting early childhood literacy by starting to discuss reading with families at an early age and providing books to our patients at each of the well child visits and physical exams from 6 months of age. In addition to Reach Out and Read, we would like to thank our generous sponsors: Target (who provides us with grant monies to purchase books for children 6 months to 5 years), the Storyteller (who donates books that we provide to patients from 6 years of age through their teenage years), and the East Bay Children’s Book Project (who provides us with books for our waiting and exam rooms).

Let’s Move Campaign
http://www.letsmove.gov/

The national Let’s Move Campaign has great ideas on how to stay active and eat healthy.



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