The American Academy of Pediatrics, through the hard work of Dr. S. Andrew
Spooner, has organized a set of live Internet links which are available on
the Pediatrics In
Review web site and throught the
Below are links to other interesting sites. We use the same icons
as the AAP to indicate the content of
of Diseases in Childhood
This website was designed by Bernard A. Cohen, M.D., Division of Pediatric
Dermatology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Christoph U.
Lehmann, M.D., Division of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins University School of
Medicine, for educational use by health care professionals, parents and patients.
There are currently over 3500 images, 847 diagnoses and 70 categories
in the database.
This site is effectively an up-to-date medical encyclopedia on-line, with
hyperlinks to current references. Formerly at a cost, the site is now
This new innovation on the web contains full medical texts (under constant
revision), peer reviewed, edited and displayed on-line with pictures and
tables. Last revision dates are clearly shown.
Described in Pediatric News as "a cheat sheet for pediatricians cruising
the web", Dr. Donna D'Alessandro, a general pediatrician in Iowa City, has
compiled an organized list of medical links (including some of those listed
on this page) which are all free. There are sections for professionals
and for patients.
Diseases in Children
Published by the British Medical Journal Publishing Group, this site is open
access to raise the profile of injury prevention and to provide a resource
for injury prevention for workers worldwide.
Watch - Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Physician-authored summaries and commentaries
from the publishers of
Journal of Medicine
Some excellent summary articles published in The Medical Letter are
available to everyone in .pdf format.
Merck Manual - Home
Now in it's second version, this is a wonderful resource for home.
& Mortality Weekly Report
Library of Medicine
PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's digital
archive of life sciences journal literature. Access to the full text
of articles in PMC is free, except where a journal requires a subscription
for access to recent articles. Any investigator whose research has
been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been asked, and
strongly encouraged, by the NIH to voluntarily submit the latest version of
the resulting manuscripts to this site within a year of publication
New England Journal
Subscribers to the NEJM can now get the last five years of every article
and picture on the Internet.
Mendelian Inheritance in Man
This database, maintained by the US National Center for Biotechnology Information
and the Johns Hopkins University, is an online catalog of human genes and
genetic disorders, containing more than 9000 entries that can be searched
for by using keywords. For each condition listed, users can access
information about the disorder's biochemistry, pathology, diagnosis, and
molecular genetics. Included are references that link the user directly
to the US National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database for further references.
Pediatrics and Pediatric Electronic Pages. Full access to the articles
are available to subscribers of the printed journal.
- Includes links to Infectious Diseases in Children and Pediatric
Health Image Library
U.S. National Library of
Medline for everybody.
Produced by Facts and Comparisons, this is an online vaccine/immunization
fact finder with links to many reliable resources on vaccines.
Medical Organizations and Interests:
of Safe and Healthy Child Care
An especially useful part of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's
site, this section focuses on childhood diseases. Although geared toward
child-care professionals, the information can be of general interest to parents.
It features more than 40 fact sheets covering diseases and conditions
from asthma to yeast infection. Each 1-page fact sheet is clearly written.
and Recovery - RecoveryConnection.org
Treatment Information Service (ATIS)
This site, a joint effort of the Department of Health and Human Services
and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation has been maintaining an online
posting of HIV treatment guidelines since 1998. The files can be obtained
in HTML or PDF format.
Alternative Medicine Database Online
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Center for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) have launched a new collection of 220,000
references culled from 4,500 journals which date back to 1966 and is called
CAM on PubMed. These abstracts are a subset of the larger citations
American Academy of Pediatric
This site features 24 parent-information brochures in a question-answer format.
Topics range from early orthodontic care to malocclusion, as well as
x-ray use and safety. Members of the Academy can view the organization's
calendar of events, access its publications, or view a directory of useful
Internet links, such as links to dental schools and foundations.
American Board of Pediatrics
Medical Wikipedia - This collective "online memory" requires
contributors to submit a CV, and all content is reviewed by specialty
of Reproductive Health
This public resource by the CDC uses technology to generate state, urban,
and county maps and tables displaying reproductive data. An estimated
six million displays can be generated.
- This free site includes both the hour-specific bilirubin normogram for
hyperbilirubinemia risk stratification and the 2004 phototherapy guideline
from the AAP. The site will return a risk zone and the AAP
phototherapy recommendation when the infant's age in hours and the total
bilirubin is entered.
Very good online source for breastfeeding information.
States Breastfeeding Committee
This site, sponsored by the Association of Military Surgeons of the United
States (AMSUS), has useful information about economic, workplace, legislative
and child care issues and breastfeeding benefits.
An online source of information about cancer for physicians and patients.
An online source of information about car seats.
Champions for Inclusive
- This site is an excellent resource for anyone caring for Children with
Special Health Care Needs
- The Barr-Harris Center serves
children who have lost a parent through death, divorce, or abandonment.
- Clinical Trials - There is a growing effort to help people find and
interpret clinical trials and results on the internet. Below are a
number of sites:
- Clinical Trials Database
This is the National Library of Medicine's registry of current clinical trials
for serious illnesses, with explanations of how the experiments work and
other information regarding enrolling in these studies.
This is the National Cancer Institute's list of open cancer
trials; links to the latest results with easy-to-read summaries.
- Center Watch
Lists over 41,000 active studies and summarizes completed
TrialsCentral™ provides free and confidential access to
listings of clinical trials. This information about current
clinical research studies helps to support informed,
evidence-based decision making in health care.
CME Online by Dr. Bernard
Dr. Sklar's site
lists over 250 online CME sites offering more than 11,000 courses and more
20,000 hours of CME
for various specialties, with a brief description of each course or presentation.
CPT Codes OnLine
Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Developmental and Behavioral
- The Pediatric Development and Behavior Homepages is an independent web
site created to promote better care and outcomes for children and families
affected by developmental, learning, and behavioral problems by providing
access to clinically relevant information and educational material for
physicians, fellows, resident physicians, and students. The site may also be
of interest to psychologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers,
therapists, educators, and parents. The handouts
include both original and borrowed material suitable for parents. The practice
section features practical information and tools to support primary and
specialty practice. It includes forms, checklists, and other useful practice
Presented by the School of Psychiatry of the Massachusetts
General Hospital, this site offers links to many screening tools
for young persons' mental health conditions.
- A blog discussing practical matters for patients with diabetes.
Double Check MD
- Patients can use this interesting site to check for drug interactions and
to match their symptoms with possible drug side effects with "natural
Information for Parents:
- This site features up to date information on the
drug side effects of prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Illness Primer from the American Medical Association
This primer is intended to provide health professionals with current and
accurate information for the diagnosis, treatment and reporting of foodborne
illnesses. The primer also provides health care professionals with
patient education materials on prevention of foodborne illness.
The NEW growth charts are available on-line in PDF format, courtesy of the
Centers for Disease Control and Protection and the National Center for Health
Statistics, and the title link will bring you to the Clinical Chart page.
This link will bring you to the
Individual Growth Chart page.
new WHO Child Growth Standards
Mass Index (BMI) data
The CDC has BMI tables, graphs and calculators on their web site. These
are both gender and age-specific.
Child Resource Library
Resource for parents by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
and Other Botanicals
This website, maintained through Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center by
a full-time pharmacist, aims to publish unbiased monographs that cite the
literature to bolster or refute the purported clinical properties of each
herb or supplement listed.
The Harriet Lane Links are an edited and reviewed collection of links to
PEDIATRIC resources on the World Wide Web. The Harriet Lane Links are
compiled, reviewed, scored and updated by physicians of the Johns Hopkins
University. Currently more than 4000 links to resources for parents, children
and health care providers are included in this largest collection of pediatric
to Become a Pediatrician
Interested in a career in Pediatrics? This web site should answer most
of your questions.
ICD-9 Codes OnLine
PMIC and Medical Coding & Compliance Solutions, LLC provide the health
care industry free use of their ICD-9-CM/DRG electronic coding software.
Search by diagnosis code, description or keywords right on the internet.
Stop and go buttons assure selection of codes to the highest level
of specificity. Free and unlimited 24/7 access to the ICD-9-CM/DRG
coding module (other modules accessed with registration). No registration
or sign-on is required. No downloads or resident software is needed.
No cookies, adware or spyware will be placed on your PC.
One of the better items on this site is the most recent update of the "Summary
of Rules for Childhood Immunization" which can be downloaded into Adobe Acrobat.
Diseases - This is the FDA "Bad Bug Book", with information
on pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment.
- Superb educational resource.
Do you have a new patient who has come to you from out of state without the
vaccine records? This CDC site has the contact information for State
registries, many of whom will supply copies of the patient's record to
out-of-state physicians if the individual state maintains the record
- Health insurance options for New York residents.
- Interactive Autism Network
IAN, the Interactive Autism Network, is an innovative online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families.
Anyone impacted by an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can become part of IAN's online community to stay informed about autism research, provide feedback, and make their voices heard.
In addition, families of children with an ASD can share information in a secure online setting and become part of the nation's largest online research effort.
As a result, researchers will obtain valuable data, explain findings, and collaborate with families and one another.
This dynamic exchange could lead to new discoveries about causes, diagnosis, treatments, and a possible cure for this puzzling group of disorders.
Families, researchers, and anyone impacted by ASDs can take part in the IAN Community - a comprehensive online library and meeting place focused solely on ASD research. Visitors can learn about the latest research, become more informed consumers of research, and join in a worldwide collaboration of people dedicated to finding answers.
The Joint Commission give accreditation ratings to health care facilities,
and you can now search by location for facility accreditation by provider or
- International Pediatric Chat
Development and Behavior
Resources for both physicians and parents.
This website is filled with age-appropriate educational material on childhood
obesity, activity and healthy eating that is interactive and gets kids up
and moving while they're online. Featured in the February 2003 Pediatric
Do you need demographic data on children for a presentation? Local
and national data from the 2000 Census are available at this site and can
be downloaded in Excel format.
- Kids Doctor
This is a site dedicated to Kids, with sections for parents and the professional.
One of the more valuable pages is the professional links to other Pediatric
at the AMA
This site, produced by the American Medical Association and the Nemours
Foundation, has several easy-to-navigate areas, including safety and accident
prevention, infant development, childhood infections, and emergency care.
Topics are presented in a brochure-like format with a mix of text,
graphics, and figures. Readers might want to check a related section on the
site that covers adolescent health:
In 1996, 356,000 children visited hospital emergency departments for
bicycle-related injuries according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission,
which produces this page. Another 58 000 children required emergency
treatment for injuries from in-line skating, the agency says. This
site includes a section dedicated to information on potentially hazardous
products developed for children and adolescents. The documents, available
in portable document format (PDF), cover bicycle, roller skate, baseball,
and skateboard safety.
This site has all the bells and whistles of a Health 2.0 site, including RSS
feeds, which allow patients to be notified when fresh content has been
- A free tutorial website for medical Spanish, with audio.
- Did you ever forget to take your medication? This website by
Caretext allows your to securely send personalized, scheduled text messages
to your cell phone. You can use prewritten messages or write your own,
and you set the time and date for each reminder. It is currently
available at no cost.
This is one of the fastest growing Internet providers of medical information.
Once you register, you can access breaking medical news, career
information, and specialty society meeting coverage.
This is a new online resource designed to allow Physicians, and others in
the health care field to quickly and easily access the vast amount of valuable
information available on the World Wide Web.
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Do you remember the missing persons campaign on milk cartons? This
is the web presence of the same group established in 1984 to serve as a
clearinghouse for missing and exploited children. They can also be contacted
at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678), and you can report online episodes of
suspected exploitation at
Launched by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the AMA, and
the American Association of Health Plans in January of 1999, this site hopes
to catalogue hundreds of guidelines published by peer-reviewed organizations
in a searchable database for reference by health professionals.
Immunization Information Network
A coalition of the AAP, The Infectious Disease Society of America, The Pediatric
Infectious Diseases Society and the American Nurses Association dedicated
to providing education and communications about immunizations issues.
Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Produced by a unit of the US National Institutes of Health, this site focuses
on research in pediatrics and human development and lists information on
intramural and extramural programs. It also lists National Institute
of Child Health and Human Development-sponsored scientific conferences. A
neonatal reviews section is provided by the Cochrane Neonatal Collaborative
Review Group and includes a series of meta-analyses of the neonatal literature.
This site also includes a useful patient-information section advising
users of current clinical trials being conducted at the National Institutes
of Health Clinical Center and instructing them on how they may inquire about
becoming study participants.
This site, sponsored by Tufts University Center on Nutrition Communication,
School of Nutrition Science and Policy, provides a rating of nutrition web
sites for accuracy, content and usefulness. Links to these sites are
- Obesity Resources:
This site, sponsored by iVillage, is designed for parents, and has been described
as "one of the most comprehensive sites for parents on the Web." Shouldn't
you know what your parents are reading?
- This site from the University of Michigan's Heath center and the C.S. Mott
Children's Hospital offers links to the Pediatric Advisor information sheets
from Barton Schmitt.
- This site from the NIH makes the process of deciding whether to enroll
their child in a relevant clinical trial easier by providing information
about the risks and benefits of pediatrics trials, the process involved, and
advice on how to assess such studies.
This site contains over 550 childhood illnesses, with information based on
at least three sources.
- DrMDK.com was started by Dr. Melvin Koplow who asked noted Pediatricians
in the New York area, many from our Chapter, to film instructional videos in
areas of their expertise. There are over 660 videos to view.
A sub-page of MD-Linx.com, this site offers a selection of Pediatric top
stories on a daily basis.
Pediatrics (Medical Specialties)
An index of Pediatric information on the Internet, courtesy of Licensed
- "MySpace for Physicians" - Now doctors have their own online
community, where they discuss everything from the latest medical break-throughs
to potentially faulty drugs. It's called Sermo, not MySpace.
Safety for Kids
- Courtesy of the Auto Insurance Group
Health by the CDC
A frequently updated site with information on specific destinations. There
is a section dedicated to pediatric travelers, and a link to the CDC publication
Health Information for International Travel, or the
You can also
the Yellow Book free of charge.
Download the newest official Vaccine Information sheets in .PDF format.
Government Organizations in New York:
Traffic Safety Commission
locations to do a car seat safety check by clicking the Child
Passenger Safety link.
State Department of Health
- The Vaccine For Children program in New York now requires
that temperature logs for your vaccine storage facility be maintained, and
they prefer that you use the following Fahrenheit
or Celsius log
York State Department of Education
State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
Valuable information for patients and physicians.
Program Guidance for Individual Physicians and Small Group Practices
This information in PDF format from the Office of the Inspector General is
intended to promote adherence to the statutes and regulations applicable
to the Federal health care program requirements.
York State Mandated Courses
Take the New York State "Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse" and
"Infection Control and Barrier Precaution" courses that you need for licensure
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New York Chapter 2 has not verified the medical data on these sites.
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