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Health Topics:

General Health:

Unsure where to find trustworthy health information online? HealthyChildren.org is brought to you by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a wonderful tool for parents looking for general health information.

KidsHealth.org has a wide variety of health information for parents!

Body weight status can be categorized by underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese.  Body mass index (BMI) is a useful tool that can be used to estimate an individual's body weight status.  To calculate your BMI, visit this Adult BMI Calculator.  For children and teens, ages 2 through 19 years old, visit this BMI Calculator for Children and Teens.

Vaccines:

As a parent, it is important to be informed about vaccinations and how they work to protect your child.  The College of Physicians of Philadelphia offers resources to answer your questions about vaccinations. 

It is amazing how a simple vaccine can create years of immunity!  Find out how vaccines work, the different types of vaccines and their ingredients, why it is important to vaccinate, and other facts at Immunize for Good.

The Immunization Action Coalition offers information about vaccination for the entire life-span at vaccineinformation.org. For parents and individuals of all ages, this website provides accuate and proven information about vaccinations and the diseases they prevent.

Physical Activity:

Launched by the First Lady, the Let's Move initiative is dedicated to solving the problem of obesity so that children can grow up healthier and pursue their dreams.

Heart Health:

Today, hands-only CPR is an easy two-step process that anyone can learn and it can help save a life.  Have your family watch this video to learn the simple steps of saving a life with hands-only CPR.

Environmental Health:

Coming soon!

Stress/Anxiety and Mental Health:

Learn more about the signs of and treatment for depression and anxiety here.

Mental Health America provides an informative article on helping children cope with tragedy related anxiety here.

FEMA provides information on coping with disaster here.

Bullying: Information and prevention strategies for adults

Drug and Alcohol Use:

Want to quit smoking?  Get all of the information you need to help you along the way at smokefree.gov