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Child Health Topics

From asthma to immunization, find out more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for your child’s health. You’ll gain access to a wide variety of information on developmental stages, safety, and advocacy for babies, children, teens, and adolescents from the AAP.

Featured health topics include:

  • Behavioral and mental health
  • Community health
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Family health
  • Healthy development
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Immunizations
  • Media
  • Obesity
  • Stress

For more information, visit AAP Health Topics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC.gov is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health. CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

CDC.gov provides parents with credible, reliable health information on:

  • Data and statistics
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Emergencies and disasters
  • Environmental health
  • Healthy living
  • Injury, violence and safety
  • Life stages and populations
  • Travelers' health
  • Workplace safety and health

Visit CDC.gov for more information.

Car Seat Recommendations

As a parent, it is your job to protect your child when riding in a vehicle. Using car seats properly helps keep children safe. But with so many different types of car seats on the market, understanding how to use them correctly can be overwhelming for parents.

Visit the AAP Car Seat Safety Information page for guidance on choosing the most appropriate car safety seat for your child.

Product Recalls

Child products such as cribs and toys are often recalled due to a defect or hazard. It’s important to pay close attention to recalled consumer goods to protect your child from dangerous items.

Visit this site frequently to ensure that the products your child is using have not been recalled by their manufacturer or the federal government: Consumer Product Safety.

Traveling with Children

Traveling with children requires special planning and preparation, especially when travelling abroad. There are many things parents should consider when traveling with children of any age.

Visit the CDC Traveling with Children page for helpful resources on travel, including:

  • Safe food and water precautions, diarrhea management and insect protection when traveling abroad
  • Modifying the immunization schedule
  • Traveling while pregnant
  • Travel and breastfeeding
  • International adoptions

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