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WHEN RECOMMENDING learning resources for pediatric patients and their families, consider the following websites. Each site listed offers easy-to-consume information for a wide range of topics and issues related to children's health.

 

KidsHealth

http://www.kidshealth.org

 

Part of The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health Media, KidsHealth provides information for children and teens without "doctor speak." Offering sections for parents, kids, teens, and educators, this website features health facts as well as patient-friendly information and advice on many physical, emotional, and behavioral issues.

 

Healthychildren.org

http://www.healthychildren.org

 

Provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this site features an "Ages & Stages" section with news and guidance for each stage of parenthood and childhood, from pregnancy and the baby stage to teenhood and the young adult stage. This site also includes nutrition and fitness recommendations as well as articles, information, and tips on family life and illness prevention and management.

 

Girlshealth.gov

http://www.girlshealth.gov

 

Created by the federally run Office on Women's Health in 2002, http://Girlshealth.gov offers straightforward health and well-being information for girls between ages 10 and 16. The site covers the basics on a range of topics, from puberty, menstruation, and sexual health to tips on fitness, nutrition, and relationships. The site also offers practical "what to do" advice and tips on how to get help for girls who experience bullying and cyberbullying.

 

Healthy Kids

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyKids/Healthy-Kids_UCM_304156_

 

The American Heart Association's Healthy Kids webpage aims to help kids and their families live heart-healthy lives. Tell parents to check here for information and guidance on childhood obesity and suggestions for addressing a child's weight with their healthcare provider. The site also features tips on nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, and more.