At PVP, we recognize that the internet offers families unprecedented access to health information. We encourage families to be active participants in their children’s care. For this reason, we recommend that families be critical consumers of the information that they find on the internet. Some information is more credible than others.
We recommend that you start your searches for medical information with the following websites OR visit our patient portal for MORE DETAILED MEDICAL INFORMATION:
Massachusetts Immunization Information System - www.mass.gov/gov/dph/miis
The American Academy of Pediatrics website provides a wealth of information for parents about child development, child safety, parenting techniques, well-child care, immunizations and vaccines, breastfeeding, asthma, autism, and a multitude of medical conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website provides up-to-date information about diseases and medical conditions, healthy living, injury and violence prevention, emergency preparedness, environmental health, health travel information, and life stages information.
The United States Department of Agriculture MyPyramid.gov website provides detailed information about healthy eating, dietary guidelines, nutrition during pregnancy, and educational materials for children.
The UpToDate Patient Information website provides in depth information about a wide variety of specific health topics for children, adolescents and adults.
Here is a link with information on ho to prevent mosquito born illnesses.
Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses