Center for Disease Control and Prevention

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We are pleased to provide links to these great sources of pediatic educational content.

Please note that this information is of a general nature and is no substitute for seeing your child's doctor. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or your local trauma center.

A-Z Child Health Library
A-Z logoSpecially-designed child health information written and approved by the pediatric experts at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Children’s Mercy has received hundreds of questions each day from parents and other caregivers. When you answer that many questions, you get to know kids—and parents—pretty well.

PubCareCardsChildren’s Mercy experts produce fantastic publications that educate and inspire its patients, their parents and the community. Check the publications archives regularly—it’s a great health resource that continues to grow!

carecardChildren’s Mercy Hospital recognizes that health education should continue when a child leaves the hospital or clinic. Their staff depends on caregivers—and parents—in the community to teach children about health and safety issues. To assist these caregivers, Children’s Mercy has created this database of health information.

Medication Dosages
ImmunizationAction logoInformation on the proper amount of medicine to give your child to reduce pain or fever, including advice on choosing the proper medicine, measuring the dose accurately and avoiding overdoses.

Organizations offering credible information about vaccines and vaccine safety

CDC.gov (www.cdc.gov) is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 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