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Novant Health Meadowlark Pediatrics wants you to have the information you need to make informed decisions about your child's health care. On this page, you will find some of our favorite online resources for health information. If you do not see information you are looking for, please call our office at 336-277-7030 so that we can help you find what you need.

AAP logoThe American Academy of Pediatrics is one of the foremost authorities on health care for children in the United States. The organization offers information on breastfeeding, immunizations, healthy diets and host of other pediatric health issues.

Healthychildren.org is a division of the AAP. It provides immunization schedules as well as information about most recommended vaccines. The group also has an interactive online tool to investigate your child's symptoms and help you determine when to seek medical attention.

baby center logoWhen your child has a fever, cough, cold, or other minor ache or pain, acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Aspirin) might make her feel better and lessen her symptoms. It is important to give the right amount of medicine based on your child's weight. Babycenter.com offers an online chart for ibuprofen dosing, as well as one for acetaminophen dosing.

Parents logoChildren's products go through rigorous safety tests before they hit the shelves. Still, some dangerous products make it to the market. It is important for parents to know about recalls of children's products and to stop using these products quickly. Parents.com has an online tool for checking children's products using product names or model numbers to look up recalls.

Carolinas Poison Center is a source for important information about poisonous substances both inside and outside your home. Learn what to watch out for, and what to do if your child comes into contact with a dangerous substance.

CHOP logoIf you are concerned about a vaccine recommended for your child, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers well-researched information that might set your mind at ease. The hospital's website offers the latest research about vaccines as well as an overview of the science behind how vaccines protect your child.