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Health Resources for Parents
Children's Health (MedlinePlus)
The National Library of Medicine offers information on a variety of children's health topics including physical, mental and social well-being. The site is available in Spanish.
A comprehensive site created by the American Academy of Pediatrics for parenting kids from prenatal until adulthood.
KidsHealth for Parents
The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health provides current information about child development, nutrition and fitness, preventive health care, and diseases and conditions. Information is available in English and Spanish.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health - Knowledge Base
A list of tool kits, resource guides, and briefs that contain recent, high quality material on maternal and child health.
Activities for Kids
A list of resources on physical activities for children compiled by the American Heart Association.
Exercise for Children (MedlinePlus)
A list of resources on exercise for children. Compiled by the National Library of Medicine. Information is available in Spanish.
How Much Physical Activity Do Children Need?
A physical activity guideline for children provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An initiative launched by the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among children.
Nutrition & Fitness Center
Information on nutrition and fitness, weight management, eating disorders and much more.
Resources on bullying and how you can help your kids cope. Compiled by the National Library of Medicine. Information is available in Spanish.
First Aid & Safety
Learn how to protect your child inside the house and out, what to do in an emergency, how to stock a first-aid kit, where to call for help, and more.
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
Get important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Safety of Dietary Supplements
The 10 things to know about the safety of dietary supplements for children and teens.
Selecting a Sunscreen
Quick guide on how to select a sunscreen. Information provided by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Skin Cancer Self-Examination
Information on performing a skin cancer self-examination. Information provided by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Information on how to protect your skin from the sun and decrease the risk of skin cancer. Information provided by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Children's Health, New Links (MedlinePlus)
Teens' Health, New Links (MedlinePlus)
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