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Natural medicine/Holistic Medicine/Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Environmental Health
Breastfeeding
Skin Health
Child Care
Child Care Health Consultants
Child Care Health and Safety Standards and Resources
Reading
Media Use
Oral Health
Physical Activity
Violence prevention
Vision and Hearing
ADHD - Resource List
Learning disabilities
Immunizations
Newborn screening
E-mailed Newsletters
Effective Discipline for children
Toilet training, Bedwetting





Natural medicine/Holistic Medicine/Complementary/Alternative Medicine

What is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)?

Academy for Guided Imagery
www.healthy.net/agi

American Holistic Medical Association www.holisticmedicine.org

CancerSource www.cancersource.com

Cancer.gov CAM Resources www.nci.nih.gov/cancerinfo/treatment/cam

Center for Mindfulness at UMass http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm

Consumer Labs Reviews www.consumerlabs.com

Children's Oncology Group Information on CAM www.curesearch.org/parentsfamilies/intreatment/medical/article.aspx?ArticleId=122&StageId=3&TopicId=75&Level=1

FDA Dietary Supplements Page http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/supplmnt.html

HerbMed Index http://www.herbmed.org

International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) http://ods.od.nih.gov/showpage.aspx?pageid=48

Longwood Herbal Task Force http://www.mcphs.edu/herbal

M.D. Anderson Cancer Center CAM Education Resources http://www.mdanderson.org/departments/cimer

MedlinePlus - Alternative Medicine http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alternativemedicine.html

Mind-Body Medical Institute at Harvard http://www.mbmi.org

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) http://nccam.nih.gov

Natural Standard http://www.naturalstandard.com

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database http://www.naturaldatabase.com

Office of Dietary Supplements http://ods.od.nih.gov/index.aspx






Environmental Health
http://www.wri.org/
World Resources Institute is an independent nonprofit organization with a staff of more than 100 scientists, economists, policy experts, business analysts, statistical analysts, mapmakers, and communicators working to protect the Earth and improve people's lives.

http://www.beyondpesticides.org
Beyond Pesticides provides the public with useful information on pesticides and alternatives to their use. With this information, people can and do protect themselves and the environment from the potential adverse public health and environmental effects associated with the use and misuse of pesticides.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
National Cancer Institute
National Center for Environmental Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
US Environmental Protection Agency
US Environmental Protection Agency - Club for Kid
Reducing Allergy Triggers
Common Household Environmental Dangers
Radon Exposure: A Hazard to Children
Hazards of Common Toxic Chemicals
Preventing Lead Poisoning
Ambient Air Pollution: Respiratory Hazards to Children
Environmental Tobacco Smoke: A Hazard to Children
Children's Health Environmental Coalition




Breastfeeding
www.womenshealth.gov/breatfeeding
www.breastfeedingonline.com
www.breastfeeding.com
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
La Leche League International
Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth
Maternal and Child Health Bureau
National WIC Assocation
Office on Women's Health
United States Breastfeeding Committee
Wellstart International




Skin Health
Society for Pediatric Dermatology
http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/
http://www.greenproductsalliance.com/
Green Products Alliance is a consortium of manufacturers and marketers who make and sell extraordinarily natural personal care products
American Academy of Dermatology
Environmental Protection Agency UV Index Guide
http://www.terressentials.com/ingredientguide.html
Terressentials only uses ingredients that the USDA permits in certified organic food. They proudly list the ingredients of all of their products so you can scrutinize them and compare them to products by other manufacturers. Many of their products aren't just "organic" by the USDA food standards - they're 100% certified organic. Every single ingredient is USDA certified organic.




Child Care
Child Care Aware: Finding Quality Child Care in Your Area
Child Care Checklist
Child Care Resources
Choosing High-Quality Child Care
Determining the Best Child Care for Your Family
Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems
Family-Based Child Care
Healthy Child Care America Back to Sleep Campaign
Immunizations
In-Home Child Care
National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
National Child Care Information Center
Preparing Your Child for Child Care
Reducing the Risk of SIDS in Child Care Speakers Kit
Resources for Parents
SIDS Risk Reduction Standards
When Both Parents Work
Working Mothers
Breastfeeding and Child Care Report




Child Care Health Consultants
Building Better Child Care Through Child Care Health Consultation Video
Choosing and Using a Child Care Health Consultant
Health Consultant Networks in Your State
Train-the-Trainers: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants
Tribal Child Care Program Standards




Child Care Health and Safety Standards and Resources
Child Care Providers Health and Well-being Standards
Children with Special Needs Standards
Inclusion/Exclusion and Caring for Ill Children Standards
Medication Administration Standards
Model Child Care Health Policies
Topic-specific Standards-based Resources




Reading
Reach Out and Read
Read Me A Story Check-up Guide
Read Me a Story
Reading Is For Kids (RIF)




Media Use
http://www.aap.org/healthtopics/mediause.cfm




Oral Health
American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
American Dental Association
Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
Children's Dental Health Project
National Maternal & Child Oral Health Resource Center




Physical Activity
"President's Council on Physical Fitness - The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (PCPFS) serves as a catalyst to promote, encourage and motivate Americans of all ages to become physically active and participate in sports.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education and Dance
American Heart Association - Exercise and your child
CDC "BAM"
CDC Physical Activity and Schools
CDC VERB
CDC VERB Parents site
CDC VERB Professional site
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Physical Activity information
Disability Travel and Recreation
Disability and Sports Training-A list of Resources/Org's
Healthy People 2010 Physical Activity Report
Hearts N' Parks - Hearts N' Parks is a national, community-based program supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHBLI), and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
National Center on Accessability - Recreation-Parks-Tourism
Physical Activity and Health - A Report from the Surgeon General
Promoting Physical Activity





Violence prevention
Doctors Against Handgun Injury
HELP Network





Vision and Hearing

Hearing Resources
American Society for Deaf Children
Boys Town National Research Hospital,
Joint Committee on Infant Hearing
Marion Downs National Center for Infant Hearing
National Association of the Deaf
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management
National Deaf Education Network and Clearinghouse
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Resources for Children with Hearing Impairments
Hearing Screening for Newborns
What is a Pediatric Otolaryngologist?
American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery
American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology
American Speech- Language-Hearing Association
Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Society for Ear, Nose,and Throat Advances in Children


Vision Resources
Hot Braille
Braille Institute
Why Children Need Glasses (from the AAPOS web site)
American Academy of Ophthlamology
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
American Association of Certified Orthoptists
American Council of the Blind
American Foundation of the Blind
Healthy Vision 2010 Web site
Lighthouse International
Lions Club International
National Eye Institute
National Federation of the Blind
National Industries for the Blind
Prevent Blindness America





ADHD - Resource List
The following is a list of support groups and additional resources for further information about ADHD. Check with your pediatrician for resources in your community.

The Attention Deficit Information Network, Inc
475 Hillside Ave
Needham, MA 02194
(781) 455-9895
www.addinfonetwork.com


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
8181 Professional Place
Suite 201
Landover, MD 20785
1-800-233-4050
www.chadd.org


National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
1788 Second St
Suite 200
Highland Park, IL 60035
www.add.org


National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
PO Box 1492
Washington, DC 20013-1492
800/695-0285
www.nichcy.org


National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd
Room. 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
(301) 443-4513
www.nimh.nih.gov


Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc
42-40 Bell Blvd
Bayside, NY 11361-2820
800/237-0717
www.tsa-usa.org





Learning disabilities
Child Development Institute
Diagnosing and Treating Learning Disabilities
LD Online
LD Resources
Learning Disabilities Resource Community (LDRC)
Schwab Learning
Family friendly fun ideas and family health resources enhance the quality of family life for families with disabilities.




Immunizations, thimerossal and autism
Allied Vaccine Group
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Immunization Program
Every Child by Two
Immunization Action Coalition
National Network for Immunization Information
www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/aic/about/default.htm information about autism
www.cdc.gov/nip/vacsafe/concerns/thimerosal/default.htm#facts information about mercury and vaccines
www.vaccineinformation.org/thimerosal.asp thimerosal-related resources for parents and patients
www.immunaze.org/safaty/thimerosal.htm#journalarticles journal abstracts related thimerosal
www.nap.edu/catalog/10997.html "Immunization Safety Review: Vaccines and Autism" A May 2004 report prepared by the Institute of Medicine (available as a free pdf download; link through "Sign in to download" and follow instructions).




Newborn screening
March of Dimes - Newborn Screening
National Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center
Save Babies Through Screening Foundation




E-mailed Newsletters
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Effective Discipline for children
www.parentmagic.com




Toilet training, Bedwetting
www.pottymd.com


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