Health Links

This bilingual site is a link not only to health issues in the news, but also to tools for personal health, services and information. www.healthfinder.gov

For medical advice and information www.kidshealth.org is an excellent source. There is a site for parents for kids, and for teens. The site for parents is also offered in Spanish. It contains advice about fevers, rashes, and illnesses, as well as about emotional and behavioral problems. Among other things, it offers tips on positive parenting, safety, and talking to your child about puberty.

For nutritional information, www.mypyramid.gov provides material for parents, educators, children and healthcare professionals. It includes a menu planner, podcasts for people on the go, tips to eating more healthfully, and interactive games to help children make good nutritional choices.

Every year children come to school with head lice. This site is informative, and is designed for all age groups from horrified, information-seeking parents to fun-loving children. www.headlice.org