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Child Health Websites

Listed below are several websites that offer quick, reliable information about taking care of babies and small children. These links are provided as a courtesy and should not substitute for medical advice from a doctor or DHEC consultant.

  • Healthfinder
    www.healthfinder.gov - An excellent portal to materialsfrom government agencies and organizations in the health fields.
  • Food and Drug Administration "Easy to Read Publications"
    www.fda.gov/opacom/lowlit/englow.html - Health brochures in English and Spanish. "Kids Page" at www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/kids/default.htm.
  • KidsHealth
    www.kidshealth.org - Created by the Nemours Foundation Center for Children’s Health.
  • Bright Futures
    www.brightfutures.org - Provides good advice on growth and development of children. It is sponsored by the Department of Health Resources and Services Administration , the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
    www.cpsc.gov - An independent federal commission created to protect the public "against unreasonable risks of injuries associated with consumer products."
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/waterkids/kids.cfm