Links

The American Academy of Pediatrics, through the hard work of Dr. S. Andrew Spooner, has organized a set of live Internet links which are available on the Pediatrics In Review web site and throughout the AAP’s Website. Below are links to other interesting sites. We use the same icons as the AAP to indicate the content of the link.

Medical Journals:

Medical Reference MaterialArchives of Diseases in Childhood
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationDermAtlas
This website was designed by Bernard A. Cohen, M.D., Division of Pediatric Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Christoph U. Lehmann, M.D., Division of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for educational use by health care professionals, parents and patients. There are currently over 3500 images, 847 diagnoses and 70 categories in the database.
Medical Reference MaterialDynaMed
This site is effectively an up-to-date medical encyclopedia on-line, with hyperlinks to current references. Formerly at a cost, the site is now free.
Medical Reference MaterialEmedicine Home Page
This new innovation on the web contains full medical texts (under constant revision), peer reviewed, edited and displayed on-line with pictures and tables. Last revision dates are clearly shown.
Medical Reference MaterialGeneral Pediatrics
Described in Pediatric News as “a cheat sheet for pediatricians cruising the web”, Dr. Donna D’Alessandro, a general pediatrician in Iowa City, has compiled an organized list of medical links (including some of those listed
on this page) which are all free. There are sections for professionals and for patients.
Medical Reference MaterialInjury Prevention
Published by the British Medical Journal Publishing Group, this site is open access to raise the profile of injury prevention and to provide a resource for injury prevention for workers worldwide.
Medical Reference MaterialJAMA
Medical Reference MaterialJournal Watch – Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Physician-authored summaries and commentaries from the publishers of The New England Journal of Medicine
Medical Reference MaterialLancet
Medical Reference MaterialMedical Letter
Some excellent summary articles published in The Medical Letter are available to everyone in .pdf format.
Patient/Parent InformationMerck Manual – Home Edition
Now in it’s second version, this is a wonderful resource for home.
Medical Reference MaterialMorbidity & Mortality Weekly Report
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationNational Library of Medicine
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine’s digital archive of life sciences journal literature. Access to the full text of articles in PMC is free, except where a journal requires a subscription for access to recent articles. Any investigator whose research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been asked, and strongly encouraged, by the NIH to voluntarily submit the latest version of the resulting manuscripts to this site within a year of publication
Medical Reference MaterialNew England Journal of Medicine
Subscribers to the NEJM can now get the last five years of every article and picture on the Internet.
Medical Reference MaterialOnline Mendelian Inheritance in Man
This database, maintained by the US National Center for Biotechnology Information and the Johns Hopkins University, is an online catalog of human genes and genetic disorders, containing more than 9000 entries that can be searched for by using keywords. For each condition listed, users can access information about the disorder’s biochemistry, pathology, diagnosis, and molecular genetics. Included are references that link the user directly to the US National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database for further references.
Medical Reference MaterialPediatrics On-Line
Pediatrics and Pediatric Electronic Pages. Full access to the articles are available to subscribers of the printed journal.
Medical Reference MaterialPediatric Supersite
Includes links to Infectious Diseases in Children and Pediatric Annals.
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationPublic Health Image Library
Medical Reference MaterialU.S. National Library of Medicine
Medline for everybody.
Medical Reference MaterialVaccine Fact-Finder
Produced by Facts and Comparisons, this is an online vaccine/immunization fact finder with links to many reliable resources on vaccines.

Medical Organizations and Interests:

Medical Reference MaterialABCs of Safe and Healthy Child Care
An especially useful part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s site, this section focuses on childhood diseases. Although geared toward child-care professionals, the information can be of general interest to parents. It features more than 40 fact sheets covering diseases and conditions from asthma to yeast infection. Each 1-page fact sheet is clearly written.

Patient/Parent Information About Kids Health

This site, by The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, is a webpage with health games and health information designed for children.

Patient/Parent InformationAddiction Library
Addictionlibrary.org is part of the USA Addiction Treatment Partnership, a Florida registered non-profit. Their web site has compiled a large list of all types of substances, and medications that are available.
Patient/Parent InformationAddiction Treatment and Recovery – RecoveryConnection.org

Patient/Parent InformationAddiction Resources:

Medical Reference MaterialPractice GuidlinesAIDS/HIV Treatment Information Service (ATIS)
This site, a joint effort of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has been maintaining an online posting of HIV treatment guidelines since 1998. The files can be obtained in HTML or PDF format.
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationAlternative Medicine Database Online
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) have launched a new collection of 220,000 references culled from 4,500 journals which date back to 1966 and is called CAM on PubMed. These abstracts are a subset of the larger citations database.
Professional ActivitiesAmerican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
This site features 24 parent-information brochures in a question-answer format. Topics range from early orthodontic care to malocclusion, as well as x-ray use and safety. Members of the Academy can view the organization’s calendar of events, access its publications, or view a directory of useful Internet links, such as links to dental schools and foundations.
Professional ActivitiesAmerican Board of Pediatrics
Medical Reference MaterialAskDrWiki
Medical Wikipedia – This collective “online memory” requires contributors to submit a CV, and all content is reviewed by specialty editors.
Medical Reference MaterialMedical Reference MaterialAtlas of Reproductive Health
This public resource by the CDC uses technology to generate state, urban, and county maps and tables displaying reproductive data. An estimated six million displays can be generated.
Practice GuidlinesBiliTool
This free site includes both the hour-specific bilirubin normogram for hyperbilirubinemia risk stratification and the 2004 phototherapy guideline from the AAP. The site will return a risk zone and the AAP phototherapy recommendation when the infant’s age in hours and the total bilirubin is entered.
Patient/Parent InformationBirth Injury Guide
This site tries to educate families on many different types of birth injuries, what the symptoms are, how birth injuries are caused, how they can be diagnosed, what the available treatment is, what the prognosis is, and
what assistance programs are available to them.
Patient/Parent InformationBreastFeeding.com
Very good online source for breastfeeding information.
Patient/Parent InformationUnited States Breastfeeding Committee
This site, sponsored by the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS), has useful information about economic, workplace, legislative and child care issues and breastfeeding benefits.

Patient/Parent InformationBright Futures:

Bright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics and supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration.  The Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits.  Bright Futures content can be incorporated into many public health programs such as home visiting, child care, school-based health clinics, and many others.  Materials developed especially for families are also available.

Patient/Parent SupportPatient/Parent InformationBullying
Very good online source about Bullying for parents, educators and children.
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationCancerfacts.com
An online source of information about cancer for physicians and patients.
Patient/Parent InformationCar Seat Information
An online source of information about car seats.

Patient/Parent InformationCerebral Palsy Guidance

Provides vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.  Included on this site is information on Cerebral Palsy and Bullying.

Patient/Parent InformationCerebral Palsy Symptoms
Learn all about Cerebral Palsy and other common birth injuries at this web site.
Medical Reference MaterialChampions for Inclusive Communities
This site is an excellent resource for anyone caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Patient/Parent Support (On-line)Patient/Parent InformationChildren’s Grief Center
The Barr-Harris Center serves children who have lost a parent through death, divorce, or abandonment.
Patient/Parent InformationPatient/Parent Support (On-line)Interaction with ColleaguesPatient Care
Clinical Trials – There is a growing effort to help people find and interpret clinical trials and results on the internet. Below are a number of sites:
  • Clinical Trials Database

    This is the National Library of Medicine’s registry of current clinical trials for serious illnesses, with explanations of how the experiments work and other information regarding enrolling in these studies.
  • Cancer.gov
    This is the National Cancer Institute’s list of open cancer trials; links to the latest results with easy-to-read summaries.
  • Center Watch
    Lists over 41,000 active studies and summarizes completed trials.
  • Trials Central
    TrialsCentral� provides free and confidential access to listings of clinical trials. This information about current clinical research studies helps to support informed, evidence-based decision making in health care.
CME OnlineCME Online by Dr. Bernard Sklar
Dr. Sklar’s site lists over 250 online CME sites offering more than 11,000 courses and more than 20,000 hours of CME for various specialties, with a brief description of each course or presentation.

Patient/Parent InformationCPR –

Do you have the knowledge and training to save your child’s life?  Always make sure you are ready to handle a life-and-death situation with the proper basic life support training.  Learn the facts of CPR and become a life saver today. – From ACLS Medical Training

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Medical Reference MaterialCPT Codes OnLine

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
CME OnlinePatient/Parent InformationPatient CareDevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The Pediatric Development and Behavior Homepages is an independent web site created to promote better care and outcomes for children and families affected by developmental, learning, and behavioral problems by providing access to clinically relevant information and educational material for physicians, fellows, resident physicians, and students. The site may also be of interest to psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, therapists, educators, and parents. The handouts include both original and borrowed material suitable for parents. The practice section features practical information and tools to support primary and specialty practice. It includes forms, checklists, and other useful practice tools.
  • Practice GuidlinesScreening Tools
    Presented by the School of Psychiatry of the Massachusetts General Hospital, this site offers links to many screening tools for young persons’ mental health conditions.
Patient/Parent Support (On-line) Diabetes Files
A blog discussing practical matters for patients with diabetes.
Patient/Parent InformationDisability Resources:
Below are a batch of fantastically informative resources for families who have children with disabilities:

Patient/Parent InformationDistracted Driving – Safety and education sites:

  • Distracted Drivers Feel Addicted to Technology Behind the Wheel – There is a very disturbing reason we feel the need to use our phones when we’re behind the wheel – we have become so addicted to technology that we depend on it even when we know it’s dangerous to do so.
  • Distracted Driving: Preventable and Deadly – This resource provides not only the alarming statistics of how frequently we drive while we’re preoccupied, but also offers suggestions on how to put an end to this trend.

  • Drive2Win – This app rewards drivers for playing it safe.  You can win prizes just for driving distraction free.
  • Hands-free Devices Distract Drivers for 27 Seconds After Use – Although those of us who enable hands-free devices in our vehicles have the best intentions, these gadgets don’t make us immune to being distracted and putting ourselves and others in harm’s way.

  • Road Rules for Little Passengers – Our little ones can be a source of distraction while driving if we don’t exercise extreme caution while they’re in the car. Help to ensure that your kids travel safely with these important tips.
  • How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Car – I frequently travel with my dog in the front seat. I never realized how this is not only an unsafe practice for my dog, but is also a constant source of distraction for me even on quick trips!
Patient/Parent InformationDouble Check MD
Patients can use this interesting site to check for drug interactions and to match their symptoms with possible drug side effects with “natural language” recognition.
Patient/Parent InformationDrug Information for Parents:
Parents: The Antidrug
Media Campaign
Drugwatch.com – This site features up to date information on the drug side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Teen Drug Abuse Resources for Parents – Parents should stay informed about what their children do and what is going in their life. In order to prevent kids from abusing drugs or help them recover from addiction, parents should understand drug addiction and the effects it has on teens.
When Teens Have Drug & Substance Addiction – Discovering your child uses drugs can generate fear, confusion, and anger. It’s important to remain calm when confronting your teen, and to only do so when everyone is sober. This guide will help you do just that.

Practice GuidlinesGrowth ChartsThe NEW growth charts are available on-line in PDF format, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Protection and the National Center for Health Statistics, and the title link will bring you to the Clinical Chart page.
This link will bring you to the Individual Growth Chart page.Practice Guidlines…and The new WHO Child Growth Standards

Practice Guidlines…and Body Mass Index (BMI) dataThe CDC has BMI tables, graphs and calculators on their web site. These are both gender and age-specific.

Patient/Parent Information Health Child Resource Library
Resource for parents by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Medical Reference Material Herbs and Other Botanicals
This website, maintained through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center by a full-time pharmacist, aims to publish unbiased monographs that cite the literature to bolster or refute the purported clinical properties of each
herb or supplement listed.
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationHarriet Lane Links
The Harriet Lane Links are an edited and reviewed collection of links to PEDIATRIC resources on the World Wide Web. The Harriet Lane Links are compiled, reviewed, scored and updated by physicians of the Johns Hopkins
University. Currently more than 4000 links to resources for parents, children and health care providers are included in this largest collection of pediatric resources.
Patient/Parent Information Health and Medical Games
Children can use this site to go to a number of instructional medically-oriented sites designed for children.
Patient/Parent InformationHow to Become a Pediatrician
Interested in a career in Pediatrics? This web site should answer most of your questions.
Practice Guidlines ICD-9 Codes OnLine
PMIC and Medical Coding & Compliance Solutions, LLC provide the health care industry free use of their ICD-9-CM/DRG electronic coding software. Search by diagnosis code, description or keywords right on the internet.
Stop and go buttons assure selection of codes to the highest level of specificity. Free and unlimited 24/7 access to the ICD-9-CM/DRG coding module (other modules accessed with registration). No registration or sign-on is required. No downloads or resident software is needed. No cookies, adware or spyware will be placed on your PC.
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationImmunization Action Coalition
One of the better items on this site is the most recent update of the “Summary of Rules for Childhood Immunization” which can be downloaded into Adobe Acrobat.
Infectious Diseases
Medical Reference MaterialFood-Borne Diseases – This is the FDA “Bad Bug Book”, with information
on pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment.
Medical Reference MaterialParasitology – Superb educational resource.
Interaction with Colleagues Immunization Registries
Do you have a new patient who has come to you from out of state without the vaccine records? This CDC site has the contact information for State registries, many of whom will supply copies of the patient’s record to out-of-state physicians if the individual state maintains the record electronically.
Patient CareInsurance
Health insurance options for New York residents.
Patient/Parent Support (On-line)Interactive Autism Network
IAN, the Interactive Autism Network, is an innovative online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families. Anyone impacted by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can become part of IAN’s online community to stay informed about autism research, provide feedback, and make their voices heard. In addition, families of children with an ASD can share information in a secure online setting and become part of the nation’s largest online research effort. As a result, researchers will obtain valuable data, explain findings, and collaborate with families and one another.
This dynamic exchange could lead to new discoveries about causes, diagnosis, treatments, and a possible cure for this puzzling group of disorders. Families, researchers, and anyone impacted by ASDs can take part in the IAN Community – a comprehensive online library and meeting place focused solely on ASD research. Visitors can learn about the latest research, become more informed consumers of research, and join in a worldwide collaboration of people dedicated to finding answers.
Professional ActivitiesThe Joint Commission
The Joint Commission give accreditation ratings to health care facilities, and you can now search by location for facility accreditation by provider or service type.
Interaction with ColleaguesInternational Pediatric Chat

Practice GuidlinesPediatric Clinical Guidelines

Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationPediatric Development and Behavior
Resources for both physicians and parents.
Patient/Parent InformationKidnetic
This website is filled with age-appropriate educational material on childhood obesity, activity and healthy eating that is interactive and gets kids up and moving while they’re online. Featured in the February 2003 Pediatric
News.
Medical Reference MaterialKids Count
Do you need demographic data on children for a presentation? Local and national data from the 2000 Census are available at this site and can be downloaded in Excel format.
Patient/Parent InformationKidsHealth
This is a site dedicated to Kids, with sections for parents and the professional. One of the more valuable pages is the professional links to other Pediatric Web sites.
Patient/Parent InformationKidsHealth at the AMA
This site, produced by the American Medical Association and the Nemours Foundation, has several easy-to-navigate areas, including safety and accident prevention, infant development, childhood infections, and emergency care. Topics are presented in a brochure-like format with a mix of text, graphics, and figures. Readers might want to check a related section on the site that covers adolescent health:
http://www.ama-assn.org/insight/h_focus/adl_hlth/teen/teen.htm.
Patient/Parent InformationMedicineNet
This site has all the bells and whistles of a Health 2.0 site, including RSS feeds, which allow patients to be notified when fresh content has been posted.
CMEMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs
Continuing Medical Education in Nursing information for the nurses who are reading this.
CMEMedical Assistants
A site that helps students who want to pursue medical assisting career. Authored by healthcare providers who have years of experience behind them, the site mainly provides information on medical assisting scholarships, career, training programs, certification and accredited schools across the nation.
Medical Reference MaterialMedical Spanish
A free tutorial website for medical Spanish, with audio.
Medical Reference MaterialInteraction with ColleaguesMedscape
This is one of the fastest growing Internet providers of medical information. Once you register, you can access breaking medical news, career information, and specialty society meeting coverage.
Medical Reference MaterialMIOTI
This is a new online resource designed to allow Physicians, and others in the health care field to quickly and easily access the vast amount of valuable information available on the World Wide Web.
Patient/Parent SupportMedical Reference MaterialNational Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Do you remember the missing persons campaign on milk cartons? This is the web presence of the same group established in 1984 to serve as a clearinghouse for missing and exploited children. They can also be contacted
at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678), and you can report online episodes of suspected exploitation at
CyberTipline.
Medical Reference MaterialPractice GuidlinesNational Guideline Clearinghouse
Launched by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the AMA, and the American Association of Health Plans in January of 1999, this site hopes to catalogue hundreds of guidelines published by peer-reviewed organizations in a searchable database for reference by health professionals.
Medical Reference MaterialNational Immunization Information Network
A coalition of the AAP, The Infectious Disease Society of America, The Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the American Nurses Association dedicated to providing education and communications about immunizations issues.
Medical Reference MaterialNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Produced by a unit of the US National Institutes of Health, this site focuses on research in pediatrics and human development and lists information on intramural and extramural programs. It also lists National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development-sponsored scientific conferences. A neonatal reviews section is provided by the Cochrane Neonatal Collaborative Review Group and includes a series of meta-analyses of the neonatal literature. This site also includes a useful patient-information section advising users of current clinical trials being conducted at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and instructing them on how they may inquire about becoming study participants.
CMENursing
A site that helps students who want to pursue career as a Registered Nurse. Authored by healthcare providers who have years of experience behind them, the site mainly provides information on nursing careers, training programs, certification and accredited schools across the nation and New York.
CMENursing, Licensed Practical
A site that helps students who want to pursue career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. This site is one of the best resources on the internet for LPN information.
Obesity Resources:
Medical Reference Material Resources for Pediatricians:

Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent Information Resources for Pediatricians and Patients:

 

Patient/Parent InformationPediatric Advisor
This site from the University of Michigan’s Heath center and the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital offers links to the Pediatric Advisor information sheets from Barton Schmitt.
Patient/Parent SupportPatient/Parent InformationPatient/Parent Support (On-line) Pediatric Clinical Trials
This site from the NIH makes the process of deciding whether to enroll their child in a relevant clinical trial easier by providing information about the risks and benefits of pediatrics trials, the process involved, and advice on how to assess such studies.
Medical Reference MaterialPediatric Database (PedBase)
This site contains over 550 childhood illnesses, with information based on at least three sources.
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent Information Pediatric Videos
DrMDK.com was started by Dr. Melvin Koplow who asked noted Pediatricians in the New York area, many from our Chapter, to film instructional videos in areas of their expertise. There are over 660 videos to view.
Medical Reference MaterialPediatricLinx.com
A sub-page of MD-Linx.com, this site offers a selection of Pediatric top stories on a daily basis.
Professional ActivitiesPediatrics (Medical Specialties)
Patient/Parent InformationPediatric Information
An index of Pediatric information on the Internet, courtesy of Licensed Practical Nurse.com.
Patient/Parent Information SERMO
“MySpace for Physicians” – Now doctors have their own online community, where they discuss everything from the latest medical break-throughs to potentially faulty drugs. It’s called Sermo, not MySpace.
Medical Reference MaterialSmiles for Life
This is the National Oral Health Curriculum which contains 8 modules of free MCE. Course 2 covers child oral health, and course 6 teaches fluoride varnish with embedded oral exam and fluoride varnish videos. The site is AAP endorsed.
Patient/Parent Information Special Needs Parenting Handbook
Raising a child with special needs can be difficult, but from that difficulty is born a greater appreciation for the human spirit. To watch a child overcome their limitations whether they are physical, mental/emotional, or societal is what makes every sacrifice worth it in the end. http://phdinspecialeducation.com recently published a resources guide for parents of special needs children.
Medical Reference MaterialSummer Safety links:
Patient/Parent Information Traffic Safety for Kids
Courtesy of the Auto Insurance Group
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationTraveler’s Health by the CDC
A frequently updated site with information on specific destinations. There is a section dedicated to pediatric travelers, and a link to the CDC publication Health Information for International Travel, or the Yellow Book.
You can also download the Yellow Book free of charge.
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationVaccinations by the CDC (the Pink Book)
Everything you always wanted to know about vaccines but were afraid to ask, including translations of foreign language vaccines and lists of combos not available in this country.
Medical Reference MaterialPatient/Parent InformationVaccines
   Skeptical about vaccines?  Try this link – How to Do Research About Vaccines on the Internet.
Practice GuidlinesVaccine Information Sheets
Download the newest official Vaccine Information sheets in .PDF format.

Bioterrorism Resources for Pediatricians:

The AAP Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council has been hard at work developing a strategic plan for the AAP and responding to requests for pediatric input or involvement in national efforts. Some information is available at its newly redesigned web site Children and Disasters.

The National Center for Children Exposed to Violence – a web site maintained by Yale University,
supported by a grant from the US Department of Justice

Internet Links:The John Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies

American Academy of Pediatrics Terrorism site

The Biological Terrorism site from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the newer sites on this page is on Smallpox Vaccination and is definitely worth checking out.

The Infectious Disease Society of America

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

New York City Office of Emergency Management

Government Organizations in New York:

Professional ActivitiesNew York State Department of Health
The Vaccine For Children program in New York now requires that temperature logs for your vaccine storage facility be maintained, and they prefer that you use the following Fahrenheit or Celsius log sheets.
Professional ActivitiesNew York State Department of Education
Patient/Parent InformationNew York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
Valuable information for patients and physicians.

Disclaimer: The medical information on the above web pages and their
internal links are the sole responsibility of the designers of those sites.
New York Chapter 2 has not verified the medical data on these sites.
You should use the information from these sources at your own discretion.