Medical Links

Medline Plus
www.medlineplus.gov
This site is a goldmine of good health information from the world’s largest medical library, the United States National Library of Medicine.

American College of Pediatricians
www.ACPeds.org
This is a national medical association of pediatricians and other healthcare providers who specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents.

Christian Medical & Dental Associations
www.CMDA.org
This is an association of Christian physicians and dentists with a mission is to motivate, educate, and equip Christian physicians and dentists to glorify God by advancing Biblical principles in bioethics and healthcare.

Centers for Disease Control
http://www.cdc.gov
This is a website information on several medical topics from diseases to other health conditions. It is written in an alphabetized fashion and you can look up most common topics that would be helpful to your health.

National Immunization Program
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
This is the website for the National Immunization Program that is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control. It contains the latest information regarding the recommended vaccines, vaccine safety, and the importance of immunizations.

Institute for Vaccine Safety
http://www.vaccinesafety.edu/
This website is a non-governmental website designed to provide accurate information on vaccine safety. It is sponsored by Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. The Institute for Vaccine Safety provides access to objective and accurate information about vaccine issues that are raised in the media.

National Immunization Information Hot Line
1-800-232-2522
This is a hotline established by the National Immunization Program to answer questions about immunizations. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Alabama Newborn Screening Program
http://www.adph.org/newbornscreening/
This is an informative page on the Alabama Department of Public Health website describing the Alabama Newborn Screening Program. All newborns in Alabama are required by law to have a blood test shortly after birth to screen for metabolic and other inheritable diseases.

Vaccinations Recommended for International Travel
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/vaccinations.aspx
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides useful information for international travelers. Follow the links to your country of destination for advice on recommended vaccinations.

Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed)

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT

A NIH database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed. Among the data included are maternal and infant levels of drugs, possible effects on breastfed infants, and alternate drugs to consider.  Type the drug name in the Search box and review the information.

 

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