Mesa Pediatrics has reviewed and recommends the following websites on various health topics. As content to any one site may change periodically, it remains important to discuss any concerns you have regarding this information with your primary health care physician.
Child/Teen Health Information
General health information from tots to teens
Asthma is a condition that is constantly changing with age, seasons, environments, physical condition and numerous other variables, so it is important to maintain close follow up of your child’s asthma so that treatment can be customized to fit your child’s changing needs. Our goal is to minimize the impact of asthma on your child’s health so that they can lead full and active lives with the least amount of medication and side effects possible. The current recommendation by asthma experts is to have routine evaluation of chronic asthma symptoms at least every 6 months, more frequently if symptoms are not well controlled. In addition, it is important for children with chronic conditions like asthma to get an annual flu vaccine every fall. For more information please visit the following Centers for Disease Control website on asthma:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Vaccine Safety
- Vaccinesafety.edu – this website is sponsored by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Their mission is “To provide an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines. The institute’s goal is to work toward preventing disease using the safest vaccines possible.”
Safety Information: Car Seats, Travel, Food, Water/Pool
Car Seat – current car seat safety guidelines:
Infant Safe Sleep:
- US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Crib Information Center – a short three minute video on how to put your baby to sleep safely. Sponsored by the CPSC.
- US Food and Drug Agency (USFDA) Food Safety – allergen and allergy information as well as food recalls.
- Poolsafely.gov – educational videos and parent/child activities to promote pool and water safety.
- CPSC.gov – information on product recalls.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Travel Safety – destination specific immunizations, illnesses, general travel precautions, and disease outbreaks.
- Passport Health – information on vaccines needed for travel and general travel safety.