A better way to search for answers to health questions

You’ve probably played this game before. Your child comes down with a fever, complains of pain, suddenly begins acting out at school, needs a vaccination.

So you take to the internet, and begin googling symptoms, questions, key words – anything you can think of — in search of answers.

Here’s a site to check first: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) just launched HealthyChildren.org, a site filled with pediatrician-approved health information.

The site is clear, clean, free of advertising. The search tool feature is far better than clicking on the Parenting Corner tab on the AAP site. HealthyChildren.org replaces this tab.

A few of the sections you’ll find:

Ages and Stages: Information on the health issues of infants through adolescents, including interactive content on developmental milestones.

Healthy Living: Up-to-date guidance on fitness, sports, oral health, emotional wellness and nutrition.

Safety and Prevention: Preparing for health scenarios that occur at home, school and on the go, as well as in-depth information on the immunizations children need to stay healthy.

Health Issues: An exhaustive, A-to-Z list of more than 300 health care topics.

What we like about the site is that the content is developed and reviewed by leading child health experts and reflects the latest scientific research. That is exactly what we strive to do at Raising Arizona Kids magazine, and for our web site.

There is so much noise and speculation out there, especially about health issues- thumbs up to the AAP for cutting through the noise with concise, accurate health information for parents.


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