Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Kids Health

KidsHealth.org is a great site for health-related questions regarding your child. I used this site often when I was counseling in schools because not only does it include information and resources regarding a child's physical health, but it also provides information regarding a child's emotional and mental health. Additionally, it is a safe site for your child to use. The site is broken into three areas: for kids, for teens, and for parents. 
The site is by no means a substitute for seeing a doctor, but KidsHealth is a convenient place to start when you are faced with a medical-related question or dilemma. If you are wondering about the site's credibility, here is what I found:
"The KidsHealth team of top-notch editors and medical reviewers develops a wide array of topics about medical, emotional, and developmental issues of children and their families...Physicians and other health experts review all content before it's published on KidsHealth. All content is re-reviewed on a regular basis (about every 1 to 3 years, or more frequently if needed)."
Also, the site is advertisement free which is a breath-of-fresh-air when I am trying to sift through ad-filled pages for a bit of relevant information.
I encourage anyone to check out KidsHealth.org. It might be exactly what you are looking for when you have a question about your child's health.

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