Online Resources

Newborn/New Patient

Thank you for choosing Calvary Pediatrics and Sunshine Pediatrics to provide your pediatric care. We look forward to meeting you and your family and caring for them as they progress through the different stages of childhood. Please call Calvary Pediatrics at 910-484-4233 or Sunshine Pediatrics at 910-423-4233 in order for our staff to handle your family’s matriculation into our practice. We also welcome you to spend time reviewing the numerous parent and child resources that are available throughout our website.

Online Resources

Vaccination References

AAP Immunization Information Resources

A comprehensive immunization information site for parents and clinicians sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics

CDC Home Page for Vaccines and Immunizations
The CDC website for information on childhood and adult vaccines and immunizations

CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

The CDC website for the advisory committee that develops written recommendations for the routine administration of vaccines to children and adults in the civilian populations.

CDC Vaccine Information Sheets (VISs)

The CDC website for information sheets that explain to vaccine recipients, their parents, or their legal representatives both the benefits and risks of a specific vaccine.

Vaccinate Your Baby
The Vaccinate Your Baby website provides news and information for parents who wish to learn more about immunizations and how best to protect children from vaccine-preventable diseases.

National Network of Immunization Information (NNii)
The NNii website provides up-to-date science-based information about vaccines immunizations.

 

Medical References

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The AAP is dedicated to the health of all children. Its web site provides reliable and authoritative advice on a variety of child health issues, including immunizations.

AAP HealthyChildren.org Website

The AAP has an interactive and customizable website providing reliable advice for parents and health care professionals.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC serves as the national focus for promoting health and quality of life through its efforts to prevent and control disease, injury, and disability.

CDC Parent Portal: Health Topics for Pregnancy, Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Teens
A collection of articles and fact sheets from the CDC on a variety of topics relating to pregnancy and child health.

KidsHealth.org

One of the largest and most visited sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children and adolescents.

CHADD – An educational resource on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

CHADD is the leading non-profit organization serving individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

National Institute of Mental Health website on ADHD

Detailed information on the symptoms, causes, and treatments of ADHD.

CDC website on ADHD

The CDC website with reliable information on ADHD

CDC website on Autism
The CDC Autism Information Center, with information on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Addresses concerns about vaccines and autism.

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
Information about allergic diseases and asthma. Includes a Patient/Public Resource Center and a Just For Kids section of resources and puzzles.

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network

Resources for patients with food allergies or who are at risk for severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis).

 

Parent References

International Adoption Information
The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs website with general and country-specific information for families interested in international adoption.

The Compassionate Friends Web Site for Grieving Families

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

National Child Passenger Safety Information

Information on child safety seats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

 S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Informative website for product safety and recall information.

United States Department of Agriculture
Information  on healthy eating for adults and kids. Sample meals and snacks are listed as well as suggested indoor and outdoor activity for various age groups.

Parents Guide to First Aid
Information on first aid, how to keep your home safe and other important tips.
 

Breast Feeding References

WomensHealth.gov
Informative resource from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with tips and suggestions for successful breastfeeding.

CDC Webpage for Breastfeeding
CDC information and suggestions for optimal breastfeeding practices.