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Baby and Child Health, The Essential Guide from Birth to 11 Years by Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief (American Academy of Pediatrics) - This is meant to be one of your main reference guides for your child’s first twelve years of life and you should use it on a very regular basis as you go through the process of raising your child. The book not only discusses routine “well child care” but also discusses common problems which typically come up at specific ages.

By reading 1-2 years ahead of your child’s actual age (example: if your child is 3 years old, read through the 4 year old section) you will know what to expect and what to do for about 95%+ of the problems which come up. The 352 page book has an excellent index and table of contents, so if you cannot remember what to do about a specific problem, you can look it up quickly and easily ... and solve (or at least understand) it!

We have found that many mothers (and fathers and grandparents) enthusiastically use this book and “wear it out”... many keep it at bedside. It is well written and fun to read ... jot notes in it! ... use it! Many have found that it helps them catch problems early before they become major difficulties, thereby avoiding unnecessary emergency room and pediatric office visits... saving you time, aggravation, and expense... as well as worries and sleepless nights.

To quote the publisher:
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PRODUCT SUMMARY

By the American Academy of Pediatrics
Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP, Editor in Chief

This new AAP parent resource focuses on preventive health care, psychological well-being, and positive parenting to help parents keep their children healthy and safe during the first decade of life. Backed by the authority of more than 60,000 AAP member physicians, this beautiful yet practical guide offers current information and reassuring advice in engaging, accessible language, enhanced by more than 600 color photographs, drawings, medical scans, and microscope images. Published by DK.

Five sections cover all aspects of a child's physical, emotional, and intellectual growth.

Section 1: Your New Baby
Practical issues of newborn care, from feeding to hygiene to sleep, as well as developmental milestones and infant illness.

Section 2: Raising a Healthy Child
Focused on wellness and prevention of disease and injury, with advice on nutrition, exercise, and emotional health.

Section 3: Diagnosis Charts
Comprehensive discussion of symptoms and possible diagnoses, with action recommendations.

Section 4: Diseases and Disorders
More than 120 childhood conditions are explained with causes, symptoms, treatments and self-help remedies.

Section 5: First Aid and Nursing
Caring for a sick or injured child, current first aid practices, responding to a medical emergency, and more.

Hardcover, 2004 - 352 pages

Our approach at Unifour Pediatrics is to keep your child home and healthy through anticipatory guidance, prevention, and early home treatment. We look at it as a crucial component of proper preventative medicine and we will reference it often as we work with you and your child. This and other Academy of Pediatric books have been proven tremendously helpful to children and their families.

How to get the book?

1. Here at Unifour Pediatrics:
We MAY have these available at cost at our office, but the decision has not yet been made to routinely stock it. Remember: This book can be used for all your current and upcoming children, ... and one saved pediatric office visit, one less prescription, one less ER, or Urgent Care Clinic visit (for any of your children through the years) will easily pay for the cost of the book.

2. Local Bookstore:
Borders, Barnes and Noble, and others usually have this book in stock (let us know if you have other sources) Costs vary, but last time we checked, the cost was $___ out the door.

3. On-line via the Internet:
The websites of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Amazon.com, Borders, Barnes and Noble, and others usually have this book in stock (let us know if you have other sources) Costs vary, but last time we checked, the cost was $___ including delivery.

Comprehensive Pediatric Advice Books: ** READ THIS NOW **

Caring for Your Baby & Child For ages Birth - Age 5
El Cuidado De Su Hijo Pequeño

Para el nacimiento de las edades - edad 5

Caring for Your School Age Child For ages 5 - 12
Caring for Your Teenager For ages 12 - 21
Guide to Your Child's Symptoms Understanding what symptoms mean
Baby & Child Health Essential Guide From Birth to 11 Years

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Helpful References/Links for "Sick/Problem/Well/Parenting" Care:

Pediatric Health Advisor excellent pediatric medical advice (indexed)
Pediatric Advisor - Spanish - (Spanish version of the above - McKesson).
Pediatric Advisor - Other Languages- (Other languages - McKesson).
Helpful Videos - (educational Pt Ed videos - from Boys Town Peds).
Childrens's Hospital Minnesota - excellent educational references

KidsHealth for Parents - excellent pediatric and parenting reference!
Kids Health for Parents - Spanish - excellent pediatric reference!
KidsHealth for Teens - (excellent Teen version of the above - McKesson).
KidsHealth for Teens - Spanish - (excellent Teen version - McKesson).
KidsHealth for Kids - (excellent "Kids" version of the above - McKesson).
KidsHealth for Kids - Spanish - (excellent "Kids" version - McKesson).
KidsHealth in Spanish  - (excellent Spanish version of the above).
Medication/Drug Information Look-up - RxList.com  - (Info about  Meds).
Medication/Drug Information Look-up - Drugs.com  - (Info about  Meds).
Medication/Drug Info and Safety - Pharmacists - Info/Safety abouts Meds

Medication/Drug Information Mobile Apps  - (Android and iPhone).
HealthyChildren.org Pediatric Health Info  - excellent info (AAP, In English).
HealthyChildren.org Pediatric Health Info  - excellent info (AAP, In Spanish)

C C Parenting Network - Catawba County Parenting Network - classes.
The Parents Journal Parenting Tips - Tips from other parents - parenting.
The Parents Journal Radio Show  - NPR radio program on parenting.
The Parents Journal Audio Clips - 500+ parenting lectures to listen to!
The Parents Journal Main Page - Great programs for parenting issues
KidEmergencies.com - Childhood Emergency and Poisoning Resource.
DrGreen.com - Great Information for parents of many topics.
Kids Health First: - General information on child care.
Growth and Development - Excellent for up through school-age..
Teen Growth and Body Concerns - Excellent for teens through college.


Newborns:

Newborn CareExcellent Newborn resources from KidsHealth.com.

Development/Growth:
Development and Growth - growth and development section of KidsHealth.
Zero to Three - excellent information on early childhood
Developmental milestones- age-specific developmental milestones listed.

Behavior/ADHD/Stress:

Behavior & Emotions- great, emotions and behavior section of KidsHealth.
Rainbows for Crisis - programs helping children through grief process.
All Kinds of Minds  - programs for children with learning/school problems.
Dads and Daughters  - fostering great relationships -  fathers & daughters.
Child/Adol Psychiatry  - am. acad. of child & adolescent psychiatry.
Child/Adol Psychiatry  - AACAP - Helpful Mental Health Facts for Families.
CHADD - Children and Adults with ADHD web-site - lots of resources.
WonderWise Parents  - resources for child development and parenting.
Quotes For Parents  - great quotes for parents to think about.

Disabilities, Special Needs
Disabilities (AAP) - information about disabilities from the Acad. of Pediatrics.
Disabilities Resource Community - Learning Disabilities Resource Comm.
IEPs - information on Individualized Education Plans (IEP's)
Dyslexia Support Group - The International Dyslexia Program web-site.


More Health Information:
Patient Education Clearlinghouse - Dept of Pediatrics - UMHS, ENG.
Patient Education Clearlinghouse Spanish - Pept. Peds. UMHS, Spanish.
Animated Body Guide  - pictorial anatomy guide/lessons, InnerBody.com.
CDC in Atlanta - Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta - excellent info.
CDC Diseases/Cond. - Centers for Disease Control -  info. on conditions
Nat. Libraries Medicine  - National Libraries of Medicine (searchable)
NIH Health Information  - National Institutes of Health Info (searchable)
MedlinePlus Health Info  - excellent - Medline Plus (US NLM and NIH)

Reading/Education:
Audio Clips - Education - excellent  - Parents Journal audio education
Reach Out and Read!  - Making books part of healthy childhood
Home Schooling - National Home Education Research Institute - NHERI
Harvard Educ. Letter - Harvard Education Letter - great information
Child Financial Training - Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy - children.
Financial Aid for College - SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid (for college)
Picture Book Reviews  - List/Reviews of recommended books for children.
After-School Alliance- After-School programs for children ways to start them.
Dolly Pardon Imagination Library - Books sent to home monthly to age 5.


Immunizations:
Vaccinate Your Baby- EXCELLENTreference about immunization info.
Vaccine public service announcements: PSAs by Amanda Peet & AAP, etc.
Vaccinate Your Baby - EXPERT INFOabout immunizations - MANY sources.
Vaccine Education Center - EXCELLENT- Children's Hosp of Philadelphia.
Autism's False Profits - Bad Science, Risky Medicine, Search/Cure - Great.
Detailed reviews of diet/autism info: Article is excellent and informative. 
AAP Immunization Info- American Academy of Pediatrics immunization info.
AAP Immunization Safety - American Academy of Peds immuniz. safety.
Every Child by Two - Every Child by Two immuniz. safety - Rosalynn Carter.
AAFP Immunization Info - American Academy of Family Practice  imm. info.
AMA Immunization Info - American Medical Association  immunization info.
CDC Immunization Safety - Centers for Disease Control immunization info.
10 Vaccine Myths - Busted - Parenting Magazine.
Immunization Omission/Delay Deaths - Case History of Deaths - no "shots".
Immunization Action Coalition  - Immunization Info for health professionals.
Institute for Vaccine Safety  - EXCELLENT Immunization Info in great detail.
National Network for Immunization Information  - EXCELLENT Information.
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases - Ask experts questions directly.
Voices for Vaccines  - Dedicated and Reliable source of immunization info.
Vaccines & Immunizations - Centers for Disease Control & Prev (CDC).
Immunization Practices - ACIP - Advisory Committee for Immun Practices.
Vaccine Info Statements - Vaccine Information Sheets - many languages.
The Truth about Vaccines and Autism EXCELLENTImmunization Info
National Association for Immunization Information - Excellent reference.
NC Immunize - Information on Immunizations for the State Of NC.
Do Vaccines Cause That? - Clearly sets the record straight about safety.
FDA information on Immunization Safety -  FDA studies on vaccine safety.


Travel Medicine:

CDC Travel Health- CD Travelers' Health - excellent information - to anywhere.
MD Travel Health - complete travel health information - to anywhere.

Breastfeeding:
Breastfeeding Basics index to topics - from KidsHealth.com web site.
Drug Lookup Breastfeeding- Drug lookup for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
La Leche League- excellent information to support breastfeeding.
AAP Breastfeeding Medication List - Academy of Pediatrics Info on drugs.

Nutrition and Exercise:
Breast Feeding Basics: menu from the KidsHealth breastfeeding web site.
Fitness and Nutrition- Nutrition and fitness information - from KidsHealth.
Eat Smart More More - North Carolina "Eat Smart Move More" program.
Turn Off TV/Video - Center for Screen-time Awareness (TV/video/computer)
NIH Healthy Lifestyles - National Institutes of Health - Weight control info.

Drug/Smoking Prevention:
Drug Abuse Prevention - Strategies for prevention of drug abuse.
NC Alliance for Health- To reduce smoking around kids and reduce obesity.
Drug Abuse Prevention - The science behind drug abuse - great for teens.


Safety/Prevention:
Safe Kids USA - preventing accidental injury in children.
Toy Recalls- Product Recalls - sponsored by US Government
Recalled Products- Product recalls - US Consumer Product Safety Commis.
Toy Safety - Federation of State PIRGs - finding and removing unsafe toys.
Internet Child Safety - National Center for Missing & Exploited Kids.
Video Game Rating - Entertainment Software Rations Board.
Safe Young Drivers - a guide for parents and teens.
Missing Kids - main site -  National Center for Missing & Exploited Kids.

Child-Care, Camps, etc.
Child Care Resources - National Association for Child Care Resources.
Child Care Facilities Rated - NC Division of Child Development.
Summer Camps - National Camp Association - a recognized authority.
Mothers and More - organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers.
Twins, Triplets, etc.- supporting multiple birth families - at every step.
Child Care Resources- resource for finding high-quality child care.
America's Promise- resource (Gen. Colin Powell) helping disadvantaged.
American Academy of Pediatrics- search for camps/child-care via site.
Alliance for Childhood- child advocacy for healthy and enriching environment.

Internet Safety, etc.
Internet Safety - KidsHealth- Internet safety information from KidsHealth.
Safe CyberSurfing - Kids- More Internet safety information from KidsHealth.
Screentime Habits/Safety- healthy habits for TV, video games, and Internet.
Teen Internet Safety - safe Internet surfing tips for teens - from TeensHealth.
Internet Checklist - Parents - fill the checklist out & think about your situation.
CyberSafety for Kids- a parent's guide to cybersafety for kids online.
Educational Games - examples of safe educational computer games.
Internet Checklist - Teens- fill the checklist out & think about your situation.
Online Safety Rules- Kids Rules for on-line computer safety.
SafeKids - Internet- discussions, info, and video about Internet safety.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Millsaps MD FAAP

Lynn B. Spees MD FAAP
Board Certif. Pediatricians:

Fellows of the American
   Academy of Pediatrics

and our Pediatric
   Nurse Practitioners



Sommer C. Clark, CPNP

Karen Leasure
CPNP

Camille Glidden
, CPNP

Gretchen Weeks, CPNP

Mission:
Unifour Pediatrics is a physician-owned primary care pediatric practice established to provide quality comprehensive healthcare services to infants, children, adolescents & college-age youth.