Health Search Engines

When you are looking for information about your child's condition, health-related web sites are a good place to start. The following web sites offer useful and accurate information.

KidsHealth is the largest and most-visited site on the web providing doctor-approuved health information about children before birth through adolescence. Created by Nemours Foundation Center for Children's Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use.

MedlinePlus - Trusted Health Information for You
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of health (NIH), and other governement agencies and health-related organizations from the US. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, and illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.

Caring for Kids
Caring for Kids is designed to provide parents with information about their child's health and well-being. Because the site is developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society - the voice of Canada's 2,000 + paediatricians - you can be sure the information est reliable.

Catalogue et Index des Sites Medicaux Francophones
Site in French. Internet being a major source of health information, the CISM's project is to index all the best medical sites in French.

Dr.Alan Greene, professor of pediatrics at Stanford, offers a site with health information about children. There are pages for parents, children, teens, and physicians. The site covers developmental stages, diseases and conditions, and parenting.

American Academy for Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides information about health topics, diseases and conditions, child development, and child safety.

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The NICHD, a division of the National Institutes of Health, conducts research on the health of children and their families. The website presents information based on that research. It covers a wide range of topics. There are links to consumer-level information on more than 100 health topics as well as valuable information about participation in clinical research and NICHD public health campaigns.

CRC Health Group
CRC Health Group site provide information on specialised behavioral health care services in the U.S. You will find information on how to treat people with drug and alcohol addiction, learning differences, weight management issues, eating disorders, different types of therapy and other behavioral issues.

Genetics Home Reference - Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions
Genetics Home Reference is the National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions.

Household Products Database
What's under your kitchen sink, in your garage, in your bathroom, and on the shelves in your laundry room? Learn more about what's in these products, about potential health effects, and about safety and handling.

ORPHANET is a database dedicated to information on rare diseases and oprhan drugs. Access to this databes is free of charge. ORPHANET aims to improve management and treatment of genetic auto-immune or infectious rare diseases, rare cancers, or not yet classified rare diseases.

Clinical Trials
Clinical offers up-to-date information for locating federally and privately supported clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions. A clinical trial (also clinical research) is a research study in human volunteers to answer specific health questions.

Rare Diseases Database
Search this database for reports on more than 1,150 rare diseases.

The Rare Disease Community
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has partenered with ClinicaHealth to create a free, unique on-line community service for rare-disease patients, their families, and caregivers. It will be a place where people can find and support one another, share stories and build a network of online friends. 

Neuro-Patient Ressource Centre - Montreal Neurological Hospital
Childhood & Adolescent Conditions

The Neuro-Patient Resource Centre of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is a part of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The center can you find good information on childhood and adolescent neurological diseases, disorders and treatments. The Centre is able to give you information on resources at the MUHC and in the community.

This page contains links to web sites which provide health information. Please note that these sites are not affiliated with The Montreal Children’s Hospital Family Resource Library.



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