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Books
  1. Child Health Guide (US Dept of Public Health)
Lists
  1. Diabetes - Children
  2. Diabetes - Food for Children with Diabetes
  3. Earaches (Awesome Library)
      Provides resources. 07-07

  4. Pediatric Dentist Finder (American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry)
      Search the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for a pediatric dentist anywhere in the US. 1-04

News
  1. -02-19-09 What Pediatricians Get Wrong (U.S. News)
      "So Adesman started looking into common beliefs about baby and child care and found that he and his fellow doctors get more than a few things wrong themselves." 02-09

  2. -02-27-08 Recommendation: All Kids Should Get Flu Shots (Time.com)
      "All children not just those under 5 should get vaccinated against the flu, a federal advisory panel said Wednesday. The panel voted to expand annual flu shots to virtually all children except infants younger than 6 months and those with serious egg allergies." 02-08

Papers
  1. Asthma (About.com - Rhoades)
      Provides news, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention information. 3-01

  2. Asthma and School (National Heart. Blood, and Lung Institute)
      Provides a questionnaire to help schools prevent asthma related problems or emergencies in children. 11-99

  3. Bedwetting (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
      Provides information for parents.

  4. Childhood Diseases, Injuries, Afflictions, and Safety (Centers for Disease Control)
      Provides information on common childhood diseases, injuries, afflictions, and safety. 1-04

  5. Children's Health Articles (Kid Source)
      Provides articles related to health, education, prevention and safety.

  6. Cough Syrup Ineffective and Possibly Harmful for Children (ABC News)
      "For children younger than 14, the ACCP also strongly urges that over-the-counter cough and cold medications not be used. The risk of dangerous side effects can outweigh any benefits." 01-06

  7. Diabetes - Food Tips You Might Not Know For Children with Diabetes
  8. Diseases and Afflictions (Centers for Disease Control)
      Provides information on common diseases and afflictions.

  9. Factsheets on Preventable and Treatable Conditions Globally (World Health Organization)
      Provides factsheets on some of the most disabling medical conditions globally. Many are also preventable or treatable with minimal costs. 3-01

  10. Girls Arriving at Puberty at Younger Ages (ABC News)
      "Nearly half of African-American girls start showing signs of puberty by 8 years old, and some American girls are developing as young as 5, even 4 years old, experts say." 10-06

  11. HGH Growth Hormone for Self-Esteem? (ABC News)
      "Are you too short? Missing out on opportunities because tall people have an advantage? What if, when you were young, you could have done something about it? Today many kids try to." 10-05

  12. Handling Some Common Medical Problems for Children (Health World)
  13. Healthy Children Guide (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
      Provides information on childhood diseases and conditions. Includes fact sheets on some of the most common childhood problems, such as Asthma, Baby Bottle Tooth Decay and Oral Health, Bacterial Meningitis, Campylobacter, Chickenpox, Cold Sores, Common Cold, Cryptosporidium, Cytomegalovirus, Diarrheal Diseases, Diphtheria, Earache (Otitis Media), E. coli, Fifth Disease, Foodborne Illnesses, Giardiasis, Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Coxsackie A), Head Lice, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infections, Impetigo, Infectious Mononucleosis, Influenza, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), Pinworms, Polio, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), Ringworm, Roseola, Rotavirus Diarrhea, Rubella, Salmonella, Scabies, Shigellosis, Strep Throat and Scarlet Fever, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Tetanus, Tuberculosis, and Yeast Infections (Thrush) 5-00

  14. Hookworm (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
      Provides a factsheet for families. For prevention of infection, "Do not walk barefoot or contact the soil with bare hands in areas where hookworm is common or there is likely to be feces in the soil or sand." Visitors sometimes misspell as hook worm. 6-01

  15. How to Enable Children to Grow Up Drug-Free (US Department of Education)
  16. How to Get Enough Vitamin D (ABC News)
      "The recommended intake for children is 400 IU which translates into about 15 minutes of sunlight 3 times a week. Eating foods such as milk and cheese are also good sources of the vitamin, and if that's not enough, vitamin D supplements are also an option." 07-09

  17. Infections - Childhood Infections (Nemours Foundation - KidsHealth.org)
      Provides full explanations and drawings to explain the nature, cause, cure, and prevention of over fifty childhood diseases, including chicken pox, colds, flu (influenza), croup, measles, hepatitis, head lice, Lyme Disease, meningitis, mononucleosis, mumps, pinworm, pneumonia, ringworm, scabies, sinusitis, staph (staphylococcus aureus), strep throat, tonsillitis, warts and whooping cough (pertussis). 2-00

  18. Lice (Centers for Disease Control and Preventionr)
      Provides a factsheet on head lice, including treatment. 6-01

  19. Millions of Children Lacking in Vitamin D (MSNBC News)
      "Millions of U.S. children have disturbingly low Vitamin D levels, possibly increasing their risk for bone problems, heart disease, diabetes and other ailments, according to two new studies that provide the first national assessment of the crucial nutrient in young Americans."

      "About 9 percent of those ages 1 through 21 about 7.6 million children, adolescents and young adults have Vitamin D levels so low they could be considered deficient, while an additional 61 percent 50.8 million have higher levels, but still low enough to be insufficient, according to the analysis of federal data being released Monday." 07-09

  20. Parasites in Humans (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
      Provides an alphabetical list of conditions resulting from worms or insects and provides articles on each condition, such as river blindness, trichinosis, or hookworm infection. Does not provide a picture of roundworms or other parasites. Many of the articles are for physicians, but some are for families. 6-01

  21. Pediatricians: New Guidelines for Detection and Treatment of Autism (US News)
      "In an effort to make it easier for pediatricians to spot and begin early treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders, the American Academy of Pediatrics has released two new reports with recommendations for identifying and managing these conditions." 10-07

  22. Pinworm (Centers for Disease Control and Preventionr)
      Provides a factsheet on the infection. Visitors sometimes misspell as pin worm. 6-01

  23. Preventing Lead Poisoning of Your Children (Centers for Disease Control)
      Provides information on preventing lead poisoning. 1-04

  24. Prevention Articles Related to Children (Kid Source)
      Provides dozens of articles related to prevention for children.

  25. Problems With Soiling and Bowel Control (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
      Provides information for parents.

  26. The Child With a Long-Term Illness (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
      Provides information for parents.

  27. The Four Grossest Kid Health Problems (CNN News)
      "Kids plus germs often equals extreme yuckiness (think stomach flu). But there are some childhood afflictions that -- even though they're not at all dangerous -- are (how to put this?) truly disgusting. First, the good news: The four conditions described here have nothing to do with hygiene and are much more common than you think, so there's no need to be embarrassed." 07-09

  28. Trichinosis (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
      Provides a factsheet for families. For prevention of infection from the roundworm, do not eat raw or undercooked meat, especially pork products, such as ham and sausage, and wild game. 6-01

  29. Worm Diseases (NIAID)
      Provides a factsheet for families for pinworm, whipworm, trichinosis, hookworm, and other parasitic diseases caused by worms. 6-01

  30. Worm Infections (Mar Vista Animal Medical Center)
      Provides a short description of precautions with pets to protect children from infection by roundwoms. Does not provide a picture. Also spelled round worms. 6-01

Projects
  1. AIDS and Children (GreaterGood.com)
      Displays a map showing the number of children contracting AIDS each day. Provides opportunities for schools to conduct online fund raising. Also supports other projects, such as helping to combat AIDS in children globally. 7-00

   
   


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