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|General Sources for Pediatric Information
These sites on the internet are like textbooks, with both information on general health issues, prevention, and information on specific illnesses.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
KidsGrowth Handouts for Parents
University of Michigan’s Pediatric Health Topics
Up To Date – For Patients
A Minute for Kids – Audio shorts
CDC Travel Health
QuackWatch.com Information on dubious health claims.
This section on vaccines has two sorts of information for you:
· Standard vaccine schedules and information on individual vaccines, mostly from the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other reliable sources that we trust.
· Information for vaccine skeptics
For you skeptics, we would like you to understand our dilemma. As professionals, we are absolutely convinced of the value of vaccines, and we believe that most of the doubts about side effects have no validity. All of our clinicians are unanimous in this opinion. Our older, more experienced pediatricians know from personal experience how much healthier our children are, now that they can be protected from serious diseases that we have seen our own patients experience in decades past. All of our clinicians have given all the recommended vaccines to their own children, without exception. But at the same time, we see the same anti-vaccine publicity that you do, and we can understand how you can be worried and confused.
As your personal medical professionals, we want to give you our best advice. But your children are yours, not ours, and we respect your ultimate responsibility. So, we solve our dilemma not by compelling you to follow our advice (we can’t, anyway), and not by expelling you from the practice if you don’t accept our advice. Instead, we give you our best advice, we work with your concerns, and ultimately we follow your instructions.
Our advice is contained in the links we have here for you. If you are skeptical, or would like more information, please read these items, and then talk to us at your visits.
General Vaccine Information and Resources:
CDC – Immunizations Website – Information for Healthcare Professionals and Patients
CDC – Immunizations – Information for Parents
CDC Parents Guide to Immunizations
American Academy of Pediatrics Immunization Website
American Academy of Pediatrics – Immunization Information for Families
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS)
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Vaccine Education Center
Immunization Action Coalition: Vaccine Information for Heath Care Professionals
A campaign launched by “Every Child by Two”, an organization devoted to raising awareness of the critical need for timely immunizations.
The Problem With Dr. Bob’s Alternative Vaccine Schedule
This article reviews Dr. Sear’s book on alternative vaccine schedules, discussing the flaws in his logic, as well as misinformation contained in his book that may lead parents to make the wrong decisions for their children.
This is a more thorough and detailed critique of Dr. Sears’ approach.
This 2008 article by Gerber and Offit addresses parental concerns about vaccines, examining and discussing hypotheses about MMR vaccine, thimerosal, and multiple-vaccine administration.
Facts for Parents about Vaccine Safety
This letter from the AAP addresses vaccine safety, autism, and other concerns.
Vaccine Safety – Mercury, Thimerosal and Vaccines
Too Many Vaccines? What You Should Know
Vaccines and Autism
Flu Vaccine Myths and Realities
Pediatric Health Topics.
Stop Bullying Now
How to deal with Temper Tantrums
Sibling rivalry towards a new baby
AAP Children’s Health Topics – Behavior and Mental Health
The following video, provided by The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, was developed to help you understand ADHD and what you can do about it. Click here to view the video.
Using the potty and weaning from the bottle
Developmental Stages – AAP Children’s Health Topics
Sleeping through the night
Toys for Children
Parenting advice from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Sports Shorts – Sports health topics from AAP
Sports Medicine – Little League Pitching Guidelines
Sports: making them healthy and safe
Preventing Childhood Obesity
The Food Allergy Network
Adding solid foods to your baby’s diet at 4 months.
Fiber in the diet
Iron intake: how to increase it
Vegetarians: diet recommendations
Vitamin D — New Recommendations
Calcium: contributing to your bone bank
Health tips from the California AAP, 2007:
· For Kids
· For Parents
· Para Ninos
· Para Padres
Dr. Shenkin’s Guide to a New Baby
The newborn’s rhythm in the first few months
Top 10 questions about newborns
Sleeping through the night
Bayside teen handbook
Dealing with normal teen rebellion
The pelvic exam: what you should know
When You’re Having Difficulty Nursing
Nutritious Snacks for Breastfeeding Mothers
How to tell whether your breastfeeding baby is getting enough milk
Good positions for breastfeeding
Breast Milk Collection
Breast care prevention and treatment of sore nipples
Breastfeeding Tip Sheet
Teeth of Children
Contact Silicon Valley Medical Clinic, Milpitas CA at 408-945-0300 and make an appointment for any of your health concerns of your children and family.