Health Information for Parents
Local Health Resources and Internet Links
Local Health Resources
Lake County Health Department
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Lake Forest Hospital Physician Referral Service
Poison Control Center
If you have a poisoning emergency, call 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call 911.
Child Abuse Hotline
Department of Children & Family Services (DFHS) Website: www.state.il.us/dcfs/index.shtml
Internet Links to Additional Sources of Health Information
Administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, contains sources on food safety, nutrition, health problems, preventative health care, as well as specific health information.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma,
This site offers information about pediatric and adult asthma, allergies, and lists physician referrals.
Center for Disease Control
Presents information on diseases and conditions, healthy living, emergency preparedness, travelers' health, environmental health, and safety concerns.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Gives current guidelines for pediatric medical care, immunization recommendations, and provides a bookstore.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Provides vital health statistics, health fact sheets, State of Illinois immunization requirements for children, and information about local health departments.
Mayo Foundation for Medical Education Research
Offers guidelines for the prevention and treatment of head lice.
Children with Diabetes
An online community for kids, families, and adults with diabetes featuring message boards, chat rooms, questions and answers from medical professionals. Offers information for management of diabetes in the school setting.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children and adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Spina Bifida Association of America
Offers a fact sheet about spina bifida, research and medical updates on spina bifida, information about latex allergies, and folic acid.
Food Allergy Network
Provides special allergy alerts, research studies, tips, recipes, and frequently asked questions about food allergies.
Gives information on seizure recognition, medication, treatment for seizures, frequently asked questions, publications, kids club, and chat room.