This is the web site of Children's Hospitals and Clinics, our local children's hospitals in St. Paul and Minneapolis. It features a section entitled, "Children's Dr. Plain Talk" which contains information on child health and parenting. Just click on the phrase "For Parents" for this section.
Children's Physician Network is the most complete pediatric care system in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, with over 200 primary care pediatricians and nurse practitioners and more than 500 subspecialty physicians located throughout the metropolitan area. Here you will find information on everything from immunizations to asthma care, from school physicals to cardiac care.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is a frequent source of information for pediatricians nationwide. The site features a keyword search for topics of interest. There is information on immunizations, safety, current "hot topics" in children's healthcare, and a link to a bookstore for AAP parent educational materials. There's also a special section entitled "You and Your Family". Founded and sponsored by major medical societies.
The Center for Disease Control site provides resources for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender youth.
The American Medical Association is a national leader in promoting professionalism in medicine and setting standards for medical education, practice, and ethics.
http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/headsup/ A resource from The Center for Disease Control on Concussions.
The Center for Disease Control site provides information about diseases, vaccination, traveling, current outbreaks, rumors and hoaxes.
The HCMC Poison Control Center website is an excellent site for poison control issues. It features a poison safety guide, plant guide, safety checklist for common household poisonings, and FAQs regarding poison control in your home. Special section: preschoolers and poisoning.
The topics covered in the American Academy of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry site could serve as a starting point for families who have questions regarding behavioral/mental health issues in their children.
The National Health and Transportation Safety Administration/DOT organization promotes car seat safety, and the site includes clear pictures of how to appropriately install and secure your child's car seat.
The MN Child Passenger Safety Program website is dedicated to child passenger safety. It also shows how to install/secure safety seats, gives helpful guidelines for purchase, posts recall/safety notices, and provides tips for buying car seats for children with special needs.
At the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International's website you'll find lists of local chapters/affiliates. A kids' page features information targeted at older children/adolescents; and "Find-a-Friend" for pen pals/e-mail pals.
The Children with Diabetes Foundation site features a diabetes dictionary; "Ask the Diabetes Team"(e-mail questions to the experts); mailing lists and parent support; "Topic of the month" on-line chats; and separate children's corner and parent's corner information.
The MN Adoption Resource Network site provides links to adoption agencies, requirements for potential parents, information regarding financial assistance support, training classes and more. It also addresses foster care.
"We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy." This is the mission statement of the Make-A-Wish Foundation which you may have seen or heard of in the news.
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is an internationally recognized medical facility specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with disabilities. Gillette is the forefront of medical technology, treatment, education, and research for children with disabilities.