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Pediatrics & Family Medicine Resources

Here are some of the most recommended websites for additional health information.

American Academy of Family Practice Physicians
Visit the American Academy of Family Practice Physicians patient site to find out more about specific conditions from A-Z

American Medical Association
Visit the American Medical Association's patient resource site. Here you'll find recommended reading for specific medical conditions as well as a patient medical library.

American Osteopathic Association
What is a D.O.? Find out this and more including health information.

Information about Advance Directives

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization has examples of advanced directive documents and instructions specific to every state which can be opened in pdf format. NHPCO also has a help line at 800-658-8898.

The American Heart Association provides a wide range of  information on cardiovascular health and stroke

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) web site is a great site for diabetics and prediabetics.

Arthritis Foundation

Information on Asthma and COPD/Emphysema (National Institute of Health)

Department of Health and Human Services - Excellent site for information on nutrition, exercise, and preventive screening.

New Food Plate
This is a nice interactive site to help assess current and future dietary needs developed by the government.

Real Age is a website designed by Michael Roizen, M.D., a physician interested in healthy lifestule who wants to "take years off your looks and add them to your life". Overall very good information.

Body mass index calculator for children. Should be used with adult supervision.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance program is headed by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. The site should be one stop shopping for more than 275 public and private programs providing no-cost or low-cost prescription drugs to low-income patients.

Illinois Department of Public Health-Advance Directives
This site has advanced directives information and downloadable living will and power of attorney forms.

The American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Corner
This website offers tips, advise and resources to parents.