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Health Resources

Looking for more information on a particular health topic? Here are some reliable medical resources Esse Health has compiled to help you in your research. In addition, check out our “In the News” section to read articles and watch interviews with our providers.

General Health Information

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: http://www.ahrq.gov/consumer/index.html

National Institutes of health: http://health.nih.gov/

Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine

View articles written by our pediatric providers in the Parent Resources section

www.Healthychildren.org was developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics specifically for parents and includes a lot of information about growth, development and specific medical topics

http://www.cdc.gov/parents/index.html has information for parents on a variety of topics

http://www.stlouischildrens.org/health-resources/health-info includes information on both well and sick child care

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ has information on healthy eating from the United States Department of Agriculture

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/wecan/index.htm promotes nutrition and activity

http://stlmoms.com/author/essehealth/ – Our pediatric providers blog regularly on STLMoms

http://sunsethills-crestwood.patch.com/users/esse-health-pediatrics – Our pediatric providers blog regularly on Patch.com

Allergy

What is Allergic Rhinitis?
Allergy Injection Information
The Allernet Web Site
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
American Lung Association
AAFA – Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
What is Asthma?
Atopic Dermatitis
Food Allergy Action Plan
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
Hives and Angioedema
House Dust Mite Control Measures
Inhaled Corticosteroids Won’t Stunt Child’s Growth
Nasal Wash Treatment
Oral Steroids
Poison Ivy Allergy
Secondhand Smoke
Allergies at School

Alzheimer’s

www.alz.org –  Alzheimer’s Association

Asthma/COPD/Lung CA

http://www.lung.org/lung-disease/ –  American Lung Association

Attention Deficit Disorder

CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Autism

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/index.html

Auto Safety

NHTSA – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Behavior and Psychology

AACAP – American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Breastfeeding

http://www2.aap.org/breastfeeding/index.html

http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pages/default.aspx

Cancer

National Cancer Institute
American Cancer Society

Child Advocacy

http://www.cap4kids.org/st_louis/parent_handouts/index.html

Dermatology

National Skin Centre

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association
JDRF

Disease Control and Prevention

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Down Syndrome News and Information

Down Syndrome: Health Issues

Exercise/Walking Trails

St. Louis Public Library – A great resource for all kinds of walking opportunities
Triune Communications – Informational tours about various historical sites and landmarks throughout St. Louis
Trailnet – See how you can get involved in making St. Louis a walk-friendly city

Food Allergy

http://www.foodallergy.org/

Heart Health

Know Your Numbers – Heart Health
American Heart Association

Home Safety

CDC – Travelers’ Health
Home Safety Council

Mental Health

Mental Health America

Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation
Osteoporosis in Women: Keeping Your Bones Healthy and Strong

Poison Control

American Association of Poison Control Centers

Public Health

American Public Health Association
Missouri Public Health Association

Smoking

Foundation for a Smokefree America
Smoking: Steps to Help You Break the Habit

Stress

How to Cope Better With Life’s Challenges

Stroke

Stroke Symptoms
American Stroke Association

Vaccinations

http://www.immunize.org/handouts/discussing-vaccines-parents.asp

http://www.chop.edu/service/vaccine-education-center/home.html

http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/index.cfm

The HPV vaccine and why your kids should get it

Women’s Health

http://www.womenshealth.gov/
Mayo Clinic: Women’s Health
CDC: Women’s Health
NIH: Women’s Health

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