The American Academy of Pediatric’s new on-line resource is designed to counter the internet’s bewildering crush of unfiltered and questionable health advice. HealthyChildren.org offers credible, up-to-the-minute health advice and guidance for parents and caregivers, along with interactive tools and personalized content.
“Parents have hundreds of questions about their children’s health, and they want detailed answers,” said Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, a practicing pediatrician and medical editor of HealthyChildren.org. “HealthyChildren.org empowers parents to be proactive about their children’s health, whether it’s learning about the vaccines their infant needs, the developmental milestones to watch for in their toddler, or how to stay connected with their teenager.”
As the premier web site for child health information, HealthyChildren.org provides support, resources and a host of features to enable parents to quickly find the critical, relevant information they’re looking for.
Parents can learn about seasonal health issues or read about the latest scientific research and AAP policies. By registering with the site, parents can customize the information based on their children’s ages and health topics. The “Ask the Pediatrician” tool allows parents to browse a list of frequently asked questions, or pose their own questions. And a pediatrician finder makes it easy for both first-time and experienced parents to find an AAP-member pediatrician in their area.
Most importantly, all content is developed and reviewed by leading child health experts and reflects the latest scientific research. Whether they’re seeking general information about children’s health, or specific answers to a pediatric issue, parents can be confident in the information they find on HealthyChildren.org.