Useful Resources

On the web…..

Child Health Information

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a professional organization committed to promoting the physical, mental and social health and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP develops policy and guidelines to help pediatricians deliver the highest level of care. 

      https://www.aap.org

A site of parents, developed by the AAP

      https://www.healthychildren.org

 

 

CHADIS is an interactive developmental screening tool to help your health care provider better understand your child’s unique developmental stage.  

         http://www.chadis.com

 

Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses are an important health topic in our community. Accurate information regarding prevention, transmission and treatment of Lyme Disease is available on the Westchester County Department of Health website, as well as the Centers for Disease Control’s website.

         http://health.westchestergov.com/tick-borne-diseases

         http://www.cdc.gov/lyme/index.html

 

Concussions

The following site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.

        http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/

 

 

Safety and Injury Prevention

Poison Control 1-800-222-1222

         http://www.aapcc.org

Car Seat Information

         http://safeny.ny.gov/sesa-ndx.htm

 

Travel Health

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) maintains an excellent travel health site for all of the latest recommendations regarding immunization and disease prevention when traveling internationally.

        http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list/

 

Immunizations

The Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides complete, up-to-date and reliable information about vaccines to parents and healthcare professionals.

        http://www.chop.edu/centers-programs/vaccine-education-center#.VakiT5XbLcs

Vaccinate Your Baby is an awareness campaign that was launched in 2008 by Every Child By Two, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among families. This site provides credible, science-based information on vaccines.

        http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org

The CDC maintains a thorough site with information regarding immunizations. 

        http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines

 

Teen Resources

We are committed to providing teens and young adults with a confidential environment in which together we can address not only their physical but also social and emotional needs. Below are some online resources.

         

        a site for teen boys:

        http://youngmenshealthsite.org

        a site for teen girls:

         http://youngwomenshealth.org

       a local resource for LGBTQ teens and their straight allies:

        http://centerlaneny.org

 

 

Recommended Reading…..

Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality by Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP, and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

This award-winning book helps new parents prepare for the first year of their infant's life.

 

New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding   by Joan Younger Meek, MD

Indispensible advice new mothers need to begin and successfully breastfeed their baby.

 

Mommy Calls by Tanya Remer Altmann, MD, FAAP

Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers

 

Immunizations & Infectious Diseases: An Informed Parent's Guide by Margaret C. FIsher, MD, FAAP

Between vaccines and antibiotics, contagion and prevention, parents have lots of questions about infectious diseases. This evidence-based guide for parents explains what infections are, how they progress, and how to prevent them.

 

Touchpoints: Birth to Three and Touchpoints: Three to Six  by T. Berry Brazelton, MD

An authoritative guide to the infant and young child’s emotional and behavioral development.

 

How to Get Your Kids to Eat...but not too much by Ellyn Satter

A registered dietician offers advice on feeding from birth to adolescence.

 

Amazing You! by Gail Saltz

A book for the pre-school to young grade school child that addresses body awareness and age appropriate reproductive health.