There is an enormous amount of information accessible through the Internet. Some of it is useful, accurate and helpful; some is none of these. It is advisable to check the source of the information to help you decide if it is unbiased and reliable. If you have any question about some medical information found on the Internet or otherwise, please ask your doctor.
The links below are ones which we feel will be useful.
The following pages (except for the MGH Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center) are not maintained by Partners HealthCare System. We are not responsible for any information found on them.
Authoritative patient literature as well as medication and disease information with free registration
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Immunization Action Coalition
Reliable and accurate information about immunizations.
The Parents’ How-to Guide to Children’s Mental Health Services in Massachusetts
A 'How-To' Manual on how to approach and access care for your child's behavioral or mental health problem
Great Web sites for Kids
The Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents and Kids. Over 700 links!
For families of Bedford & environs, calendar of monthly events, activities and resources for children. This site was designed by a Patriot Pediatrics Parent.
FamilyTLC.net- tools to enhance the parent/child relationship. Information to help caring adults find age-appropriate, fun, learning activities to do with children quickly and easily. The activities are segmented by age and type of activity, e.g. Crafts, Cooking, Science, Nature, etc.
Learning Disabilities Worldwide
Resources about learning disabilities for individuals, parents, educators, researchers and clinicians.
The patient education site of the American Academy of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics for Families
Information about hundreds of common pediatric problems
MGH Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center
MassGeneral Hospital Health Information Portal
Top Ten Medical Sites -- Most Useful Medical Sites on the Web from the Medical Library Association
The Discovery Channel -- Search in history, technology, nature, exploration and science for stories, facts and figures
Disney's Family Fun -- A nice collection of fun craft projects, recipes and printable stuff
Fun, Facts and Games -- Coloring sheets, shapes and colors quiz for preschoolers; take a Quizzeroonie and pick questions from 10 categories and three levels of difficulty; see if you share your birthday with any celebrities
Little Explorers -- Play in Little Explorers or Busy Little Brains with puzzles, games, drawings and mazes
PBS Kids -- Games, jokes and activities while you see your favorite characters, such as Arthur, Mister Rogers, Thomas the Tank Engine and Big Bird
Comics -- United Media's Comic Zone with Peanuts, Tarzan, Nancy, Marmaduke and many more
Grolier Online -- Grolier's Online Atlas
Books and Videos -- The American Library Association's online review of books and videos for adults, youth and children
Sports Illustrated for Kids -- Check out sports news and stats, take a trivia quiz and play other cybergames
Scholastic Books -- Visit book clubs and book fairs, see Animorphs, Goosebumps, The Baby-Sitters Club, and the incomparable Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus
Thomas the Tank Engine -- See Gordon, Percy, James and ... of course ... Thomas the Tank Engine -- along with all the friends who work on or around the railway
Sesame Street -- From the Children's Television Workshop, play games and read stories with your favorite Sesame Street characters
Nickelodeon -- Play games, read Nick magazine and participate in The Big Help, while you visit your favorite Nickelodeon characters
Warner Brothers -- Learn how to illustrate, visit Gotham City and your favorite Looney Tunes characters, play games, color and solve puzzles
Garfield -- Spend time with everyone's favorite lasagna-eating cat, play games, color and learn about Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis
How Stuff Works– Just what it sounds like! A great site for the curious.