Health Resources

The following websites and resources are provided for informational purposes only. If specific medical advice is needed, please contact our office for an appointment.

Please NoteAll content on this website is intended for educational purposes only and should not be used as medical advice for the treatment of an illness or medical problem. This information is not intended to be a substitute for individual professional medical care.   If your child has a medical need, please contact our office for an appointment.

Health Resources

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.

 

Parenting & Family Links

Focus on the Family

http://www.focusonyourchild.com
This is a nonprofit organization that seeks to preserve traditional values and the institution of the family through the dissemination of Biblical principles.

Family Life
http://www.familylife.com/site/c.dnJHKLNnFoG/b.3204381/k.9630/Healthy_Marriage.htm?fromhp=RNavMarriage
This is a nonprofit organization that seeks to strengthen marriage and family life through Biblical principles.

Movie Guide
http://www.movieguide.org/?Playing
This is a Christian-based nonprofit organization that reviews movies currently showing at theatres around the country and makes recommendations based upon a moral and ethical evaluation.

The Medical Institute for Sexual Health
www.medinstitute.org
This is a nonprofit organization which identifies, evaluates and communicates credible scientific data in practical, understandable and dynamic formats to promote healthy sexual decisions and behavior in order to dramatically improve the welfare of individuals and society.

The American College of Pediatricians
www.ACPeds.org
The American College of Pediatricians is a national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children. Formed in 2002, the College is committed to fulfilling its mission by producing sound policy, based upon the best available research, to assist parents and to influence society in the endeavor of childrearing.

Protect Young Eyes
www.protectyoungeyes.com/strategies
Protect Young Eyes is a website designed to equip and encourage parents and students towards responsible use of technology.  In a world where technology is native to our kids, PYE has done hundreds of hours of research in order to level the playing field for parents and to inform teens of the risks of using the internet recklessly.

Suggested Reading for Parents

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

RESOURCES FOR NEWBORNS

THE NURSING MOTHER’S COMPANION
by Kathleen Huggins
Harvard Common Press

COMPLETE BOOK OF BABY & CHILD CARE
by Focus on Family
Tyndale Publishers

RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

SHEPHERDING A CHILD’S HEART
by Tedd Tripp
Shepherd Press

THE HEART OF ANGER
by Lou Priolo
Calvary Press Publishing

TEACH THEM DILIGENTLY
by Lou Priolo
Calvary Press Publishing

THE NEW DARE TO DISCIPLINE
by James Dobson
Tyndale House Publishers

THE NEW STRONG-WILLED CHILD
by James Dobson
Tyndale House Publishers

SIX – POINT PLAN FOR RAISING HAPPY HEALTHY CHILDREN
by John Rosemond
Andrews and McMeel Publishing

HAVE A NEW KID BY FRIDAY
by Kevin Leman
Revell Publishing

A FAMILY OF VALUE
by John Rosemond
Andrews and McMeel Publishing

HINTS ON CHILD TRAINING
by H. Clay Trumbull
Great Expectations Book Company

HOW TO REALLY LOVE YOUR CHILD
by Ross Campbell, M.D.
Victor Books

UNRAVELING THE ADD/ADHD FIASCO
by David B. Stein, PhD
Andrews and McMeel Publishing

KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL STEP-FAMILIES
by Jeff & Amy Baker
Faith Resources

RESOURCES FOR ADOLESCENTS

TOUGH GUYS AND DRAMA QUEENS. How not to get blindsided by your child’s teen years.
by Mark Gregston
Thomas Nelson, Inc

AGE OF OPPORTUNITY. A Biblical guide to parenting teens.
by Paul Tripp
P & R Publishing

GETTING A GRIP: HEART OF ANGER WORKBOOK FOR TEENS
by Lou Priolo
Calvary Press

SO YOU’RE ABOUT TO BE A TEENAGER
by Dennis & Barbara Rainey
Thomas Nelson Publishers

QUESTIONS KIDS ASK ABOUT SEX
by The Medical Institute for Sexual Health (www.medinstitute.org)
Fleming H. Revell Publishing

PASSPORT 2 PURITY (CD & Workbook Series)
by Dennis & Barbara Rainey

PREPARING YOUR TEENS FOR COLLEGE
by Alex Chediak

FILTER PROGRAMS FOR HOME COMPUTERS:

Protect Young Eyes – website to equip parents with strategies for dealing with technology
Safe Eyes – family Internet manager
Net Nanny – parental controls software