General Medical Information

Complementary & Alternative Medicine





Travel Information


Development and Psychiatry


Autism Spectrum

Behavior and Development General Resources

Specific Health Concerns

Allergy, Asthma and Eczema


Medication dosages

Toilet Training, Constipation and Bed-wetting

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) & Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)

Newborns & Parenting



Parenting Resources


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General Medical Information

These websites will help you to do your own research on almost any topic.

American Academy of Pediatrics: Exit Disclaimer

Comprehensive health information for parents and children.

Bright Futures: Exit Disclaimer

National health promotion initiative that focuses on healthy growth and development for all children

Centers for Disease Control: Exit Disclaimer

Many health topics, including information on vaccines and current disease outbreaks

Kids Health: Exit Disclaimer

General health and parenting advice.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital: Exit Disclaimer

General health information as well as many specialty topics from our local children's hospital.

Mayo Clinic: Exit Disclaimer

Information reviewed by Mayo doctors.

MedLine Plus: Exit Disclaimer

Search for reliable information on many conditions and medications

Quackwatch: Exit Disclaimer

An international network of people who are concerned about health-related frauds, myths …additional sites for autism, chiropractic, dentistry, multilevel marketing, and many other hot topics, closely affiliated with the National Council Against Health Fraud, which cosponsors a FREE weekly newsletter, and with Bioethics Watch, which highlights issues of questionable research on humans.

Santa Clara County Public Health Department: Exit Disclaimer

Information on local health resources as well as current disease outbreaks and disasters.

Snopes: Exit Disclaimer

Check the validity of many internet rumors. 

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Complementary & Alternative Medicine

About Herbs, Botanicals & Other Products Exit Disclaimer

Extensive database of herbal ingredients from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Exit Disclaimer

Comprehensive resource on herbal remedies and other complementary and alternative treatments, including ongoing clinical trials.

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Calories and Nutrient Recommendations by Age (Mayo Clinic) Exit Disclaimer

Homemade Baby Food Recipes:

http://www.homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/ Exit Disclaimer

http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/ Exit Disclaimer

MyPyramid: Exit Disclaimer

United States Department of Agriculture Nutrition Recommendations

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Car Seat Compatibility Information: Exit Disclaimer

Extensive database searchable by either car or carseat model, buying guide, user forum

Consumer Product Safety Commission: Exit Disclaimer


Bullying and other personal safety resources for children and teens; workshops and books available

National Child Abuse Hotline - 1-800-4-A-CHILD:

Staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are anonymous and confidential.

National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: Exit Disclaimer

Information on current car seat laws

Poison Control Center - 1-800-222-1222: Exit Disclaimer

Call if your child has ingested something. Website has information on poisoning prevention.

Support Network for Battered Women - 1-800-572-2782: Exit Disclaimer

Services to families affected by domestic abuse include shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, parenting classes, and referrals.

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American College of Sports Medicine Exit Disclaimer

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Concussion Information: Exit Disclaimer

from Centers for Disease Control-Prevention and Management

Positive Coaching Alliance Exit Disclaimer

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Billy DeFrank Center: Exit Disclaimer

For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25. FREE confidential counseling. Safe and Confidential Space to Hang out, Support Groups, Art Workshops, Activism, Social Events, Volunteer Opportunities, HIV Testing

California law regarding teen health choices and rights: Exit Disclaimer

Including confidentiality rules. Use of this site does not constitute legal advice.

TeensHealth: Exit Disclaimer

Reliable information on a variety of topics, including driving, dating, and sleep

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Travel Information

Centers for Disease Control: Exit Disclaimer

Lists country-specific health and vaccination recommendations alphabetically.

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If you have questions or concerns about vaccines, the following websites can provide important and accurate information:

Vaccine Schedules

Vaccine information and recommended schedule, including catchup information, approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control

Food and Drug Administration: Exit Disclaimer

This is the agency that licenses vaccines for use in the United States.

UC Davis MIND Institute (Autism research) Exit Disclaimer

Position Statement on Vaccines, Thimerosal and Other Potential Environmental Causes of Autism

Vaccinate Your Baby: Exit Disclaimer

Evidence from a variety of sources on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines including links to original articles

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS): Exit Disclaimer

These are the same handouts you get when your child receives a shot in our office

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ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and Learning Disabilities

All Kinds of MindsExit Disclaimer

A nonprofit created to give parents, caregivers, and educators a better understanding of learning processes, insights into difficulties, strategies for responding to difficulties, and resources for learning more.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD): Exit Disclaimer

A national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.

Consumer Reports: Exit Disclaimer

Guide to medications for ADHD 

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Autism Spectrum

Autism Speaks: Exit Disclaimer

Education and Advocacy group

UC Davis MIND Institute: Exit Disclaimer

A collaborative international research center, committed to the awareness, understanding, prevention, care, and cure of neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Behavior and Development

Center for Developing Minds: Exit Disclaimer

A specialty clinic in the Silicon Valley devoted to developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Extensive family resources page. FREE

Children’s Health Council: Exit Disclaimer

Assessment and treatment services in multiple disciplines, including psychiatry, psychology, neuropsychology, social work, education, behavior management, family therapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and art therapy. FREE parent education seminars.

Children's Sexual Development and Body Safety:

Describes normal sexual development and behaviors in young children; advice for parents on teaching young children how to keep themselves safe from unwanted touching.

Early Start Program (San Andreas Regional Center):

FREE screening and services for children less than 36 months of age with signs of or risk factors for developmental disability. Parents can self-refer or ask their child's primary care physician for a referral.

FIRST 5 Santa Clara County: Exit Disclaimer

Supports the healthy growth and nurturing of children prenatal through age 5. FREE

Parents Helping Parents: Exit Disclaimer

FREE parent-directed non-profit resource center offering educational programs, health related services, and support networks for children and adults with special needs. FREE parent education seminars.

Perfecting Parenting Press: Exit Disclaimer

Brief articles on many topics from one of our local child/parent psychologists. Also has links to order her books, which you may have seen in our exam rooms.

Sleep Information for Children and Their Parents: Exit Disclaimer

ZERO TO THREE: Exit Disclaimer

A national, nonprofit organization that promotes the health and development of infants and toddlers. FREE downloadable handouts.

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Allergy, Asthma and Eczema

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: Exit Disclaimer

Information on seasonal and food allergies, asthma, and immune system disorders. Get current local Pollen Counts and subscribe to email pollen count alerts.

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Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: Exit Disclaimer

Comprehensive resource for parents, children, young adults, educators, health professionals, on how to effectively manage food allergies. Download food allergy action plans.

Indoor Asthma Allergy Triggers Exit Disclaimer

Pollen CountsExit Disclaimer

Detailed, local, and updated weekly. You can also sign up for email alerts when a new count is posted.

Publications for parents about Asthma, many FREE and downloadable.

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How to manage head liceExit Disclaimer

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Medication dosages

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Feverall, Tempra, generics): Exit Disclaimer

Dosing Chart and Instructions

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, generics): Exit Disclaimer

Dosing Chart and Instructions

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, generics): Exit Disclaimer

Dosing Chart and Instructions

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Toilet Training, Constipation and Bed-wetting

Alarms and timers: Exit Disclaimer

For children motivated to stop daytime or nighttime wetting

Constipation and refusing to poop: Exit Disclaimer

Information and resources

UCSF Pediatric Urology Parent Seminar: Exit Disclaimer

FREE and open to all parents. The course is presented by a pediatric urology nurse practitioner at UCSF Children’s hospital and covers a variety of topics including: Nighttime wetting, Daytime wetting, Urinary tract infections, Pain or difficulty with urination , Not urinating often enough, Constipation and stooling problems

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Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) & Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR)

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Detailed articles on VUR: Exit Disclaimer



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