KidsHealth, created by the Nemours Children's Health System, provides comprehensive information on childhood health, behavior, and development. Visitors will find general health information as well as materials on diseases and conditions, pregnancy planning, emotions and behavior, drugs, and procedures. This website is highly recommended as a the go to source of patient education materials for any audience interested in children's health and pediatrics diseases.
HealthyChildren.org, created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, provides pediatrician-approved child health resources including information on the various childhood life stages, articles on healthy living, safety and prevention tips, and overviews of common health conditions. The site is a recommended for its listed resources and information about various aspects of children's health.
F.E.A.S.T. serves families and caregivers of people with eating disorder by providing basic information about how it presents and supportive resources. There is an extensive & active online forum, as well as links to blogs written by current sufferers, those in recovery, family members, and medical professionals. This site is recommended as a good starting place to begin learning about and how to help your loved ones with eating disorders, but other sites are necessary to learn about specific eating disorders.
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus provides accurate information about a wide range of eye diseases and some of the other conditions that can affect the eyes. Topics can be superficial, but there are some links to more detailed information. The site is recommended for it's useful resources for children with eye disease and as a starting place for relevant and accurate information.
FamilyDoctor.org is operated and supported by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It provides a variety of doctor-reviewed information on various conditions and family health care at all stages of life. This website is recommended as a comprehensive and easy-to-use health resource for anyone seeking general medical information.
eMedicineHealth is a medical information site sponsored by WebMD that provides patient-friendly information about many common conditions and treatment. There is also information about medications and much of the information is contained in videos and slide shows. The site is recommended as a good web resource for general consumers interested in learning more about common health conditions, procedures, and emergency medicine.
Iwannaknow.org. offers basic information about sexuality, relationships, and sexually transmitted diseases. The resources here are easy to read and address relevant issues facing adolescents by providing credible medical content. This site is recommended only as a brief introduction to sexuality and sexual health information, particularly for teens.
DrGreene.com features educational articles and publications on many common aspects of childhood that are suitable for browsing. The blog and the "Health Centers" consistently add fresh content, but topics seems based on trends. Additionally, Dr. Greene's blog and responses to parent's questions are often incidental and unhelpful. Used properly, this website could still be of use to parents so long as they are aware of the opinion- or experience-based nature of the information and the hit-or-miss nature of the content.
The American College of Pediatricians is not recommended as a source of pediatric information. The collection of materials is scattered, shallow, and missing author names and dates of publication. We recommend visiting other pediatric websites to find answers regarding your child's health.
Girlshealth.gov is a comprehensive and credible source for young women to learn about physical, sexual, and social health. A wide range of highly relevant, high quality, user-friendly, and useful topics are explored here. This site is recommended as an excellent, go-to resource for young women that has frank and unbiased information for their users.