There is a lot of health related information on the Internet. Some is reliable, research-based information. Some is myth-laden hogwash. But you can always count on us to give you the real deal on what to take to heart, and what to take with a grain of salt.
Our favorite websites for no baloney fact-based and research-supported medical information are below. We trust and refer to these sites every day.
THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION
The best site for up-to-the-minute news and research on all things medical. Skip Google and start here.
THE CDC'S TRAVEL INFO PAGES
We get a lot of questions on international travel. All your questions in one place, organized by travel destination.
VACCINE INFO FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Science-based info on vaccines, the cornerstone of pediatric health.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Tremendous resource on every pediatric medical subject. Feeding, growth, development, it's all here.
The information, handouts and instructions on this website are meant to supplement verbal and written instructions given to our established patients directly by Dr. Bassett. They are not meant to supplant or replace care by a licensed professional physician and should not be used by those under the care of other physicians. Use of the information on this website does not constitute a physician-patient relationship with our physicians or staff.
Dr. B's hints for keeping distractible kids focused. Try these to get your kid back on task!
A sore bum is a sad bum. Instructions on fixing a red, irritated hiney with minimal fuss.
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Clues for managing eczema, aka atopic dermatitis. Stop that itch before it becomes a big red rash!
The dreaded daycare disease! All you need to know about HFM and its sister illness, herpangina.
Dr. B shares his opinion on every childhood vaccine. Make sure to visit the link in the above section as well!
Info on skin infections with Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. Whew, that's a mouthful.
After 20 years as a pediatrician, not to mention being a father 5 times over, Dr. B definitely ranks as a pro!
Also known around here as "stink eye," learn how to manage this itchy, painful mess.
Oh those early days of mushy peas! Our guidelines for getting your baby onto solid foods.
How to manage throat infections with Streptococcus pyogenes. Man, that hurts just to type it.
Ticks can cause a lot of problems, from lyme disease to ehrlichiosis. Here's how to deal with the little suckers!
Vomiting is just the worst. How to deal with the heaves, signs of dehydration and more.
A very common problem in girls who are potty training. Tips of getting past this burning issue.