Eastside Pediatrics believes that access to health-related information is an important component to maintaining a healthly growing life. Below are links to web sites that our patients may find useful in researching information.
Of course we can not be held liable for any incorrect information on any of these websites. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is the primary professional association for the nation’s 55,000 pediatricians. It is dedicated to the health, safety, and well being of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The family section of the site contains links to the AAP’s public education brochures on health, child development, and safety information.
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is a patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies through education, advocacy, and research.
- Bright Futures
The Bright Futures site provides educational materials, tools related to health supervision, and developmental and general health guidelines for children and adolescents. Bright Futures is guided by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau, with support from the Medicaid Bureau of the Health Care Financing Administration.
- Camp Strong4Life
At Camp Strong4Life, the goal is to help overweight children improve their lives by emphasizing increased physical activity, better eating habits and heightened motivation to engage in healthy behaviors.
- Center for Young Women's Health
- CDC WebSite for Current Information on Biological and Chemical Terrorism
This site from the Center for Disease Control will advise us all authoritatively on any real risk from terrorist attacks we may face, and how we can be prepared.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
- Child Grief
Discusses how children grieve, and offers multiple resources including support groups.
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Pediatric Hospital
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the country, recognized for excellence in cancer, cardiac, neonatal, orthopaedic and transplant care, as well as in many other pediatric specialties. - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- Concussion Resources for Parents
If you suspect your child has a concussion, talk to your primary care doctor.
- Dietary Guidelines for Americans
These guidlines are the cornerstone of Federal nutrition policy and nutrition education activities.
- Georgia's Child Passenger Safety Law (pdf)
- Heat Related Illness
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta has created the resources below to be of assistance to you in educating yourself about heat-related illness.
- How to Swallow Pills
Better than a spoonful of sugar - Over the last 5 years, Bonnie Kaplan and her students in the Behavioural Research Unit / Dept of Paediatrics have worked with hundreds of children and adults to develop a new way to learn how to swallow pills.
- How To Use Inhalers
How to Use Inhalers correctly for Asthma and COPD Treatment? Use-inhalers organization provides expert inhaler instructions with audio-visual training on how to use an inhaler properly. Asthma Patients can learn and practice the correct inhaler technique with webcam.
This site provides parents with detailed information about their child's medications. KidsMeds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing pediatric drug information to parents. The site is run by registered pharmacists trained in pediatric pharmacy.
- National Cancer Institute
Provides information on age/developmental stage specific grief, and the way that death is experienced by children.
- National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site provides immunization information and resources from the National Immunization Program, the federal government's principal agency for immunization policy and recommendations. You will find a wide range of information on vaccine-preventable diseases, the benefits of immunization, and the risks of immunization vs. the risks of disease.
- National Safe Kids Campaign
The National Safe Kids Campaign is a national organization dedicated to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury. This site provides a broad range of information on child safety, safety regulations, and recent product recalls.
- Partners for Child Passenger Safety
Important information regarding car seat safety.
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) created Pertussis.com to help parents and health care providers understand why whooping cough has been on the rise in the U.S. and learn how to prevent this infectious disease.
- SafetyBeltSafe U.S.A.
- Safe Ride News
The goals of Safe Ride News Publications are to help save lives and prevent injury to children in traffic.
- Swaddling for Infant Soothing
- Safe Swaddling 101
When and why should I swaddle my infant?
- Hip-Healthy Swaddling
Improper swaddling may lead to hip dysplasia or developmental dysplasia of the hip. When in the womb the baby’s legs are in a fetal position with the legs bent up and across each other. Sudden straightening of the legs to a standing position can loosen the joints and damage the soft cartilage of the socket.
- Safe Swaddling 101
- Students Against Drunk Driving
- The Learning Disabilities Association of Georgia
- Trauma Foundation
A Foundation to reduce the number of injuries and deaths due to trauma.
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
This site offers safety and injury prevention tips as well as recall notices on a wide range of consumer products. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an independent federal regulatory agency whose mission is to protect the public against unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with consumer products.
- WE CAN
WE CAN (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) is a science based educational program developed by the National Institutes of Health. It focuses on 3 things – Improving nutrition, increasing activity, and decreasing screen time.
- Zero to Three
This site focuses on the development of your child during the important first three years of life. Zero to Three is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen and support families, practitioners, and communities to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.