Bright Oaks Pediatric Center is an award winning pediatric practice in Bel Air, Maryland, providing expert, friendly care for children birth through 18 years.

Web Resources

This page contains a range of links to various web resources selected by our providers and staff include Internet Resources, Books and Printed Matter, and ADHD Resources.

Links to informational sites are provided as a service to visitors of this website. Bright Oaks Pediatric Center, LLC is not responsible for their content, or for subsequent links that may be provided. Information contained in these sites should not serve as a substitute for medical advice from your child's doctor.

Internet Resources

Maryland Kids in Safety Seats Program (KISS)
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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Healthy Children

Cincinnati Children’s

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

PPOD: Parents & Pediatricians Optimizing Development

Maryland Poison Center

Cerebral Palsy Guide

The Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute

Orphan Doctor

Johns Hopkins Medicine



National Network for Immunization Information

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Great Schools

Every Child by Two

Immunization Action Coalition

Vaccine Education Center

Books and Printed Matter

Reliable Sources of Immunization Information: Where to go to find answers!

Baby 411
4th edition by Denise Fields and Ari Brown, MD,
Windsor Peak Press, 2009.
Written by a Harvard-trained pediatrician (Brown) and the author of the best-selling Baby Bargains (Fields), this book is the ultimate compilation of frequently asked questions for baby’s first year. It includes a special section on vaccines. To purchase, visit your local bookstore or

Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety, 1st edition
By Martin Myers, MD, and Diego Pineda, MS.
Published by Immunizations for Public Health, 2008.
Get straight, science-based answers to parents’ questions about the safety of vaccines. To purchase, visit your local bookstore or

Parents Guide to Childhood Immunization, 2010
This 68-page booklet from CDC introduces parents to 14 childhood diseases and the 10 vaccines that can protect children from them. Parents can order a free booklet or print their own copy by visiting

Vaccines: What You Should Know, 3rd edition
By Paul Offit, MD, and Louis Bell, MD
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003.
This third edition was written to help parents sort through the latest information about vaccines to determine what is right for their family. It includes a discussion of vaccines and autism, mercury in vaccines, and the ability of children to tolerate receiving numerous vaccines at once. To purchase, visit your local bookstore or

Plain Talk About Childhood Immunization, 6th edition
Washington State Department of Health, et al., 2008.
This 54-page booklet provides parents with accurate information about immunizations and the diseases they prevent, vaccine safety, and other topics of interest to the public. The publication, available in English and Spanish, can be downloaded at in either low resolution (for printing on office copiers) or high resolution (for professional printing).

Meditations of Mothers for Toddlers
Beth Wilson Saavedra with introduction by Anne Wilson Schaef

97 Ways to Make a Baby Laugh
Jack Moore

A Parent’s Guide to Childhood Obesity: A Road Map to Health
American Academy of Pediatrics

Food Fights: Winning the Nutritional Challenges of Parenthood…
Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics

Guide to Your Child’s Sleep: Birth through Adolescence
George J. Cohen, MD, FAAP
American Academy of Pediatrics

Children and Cancer

The American Childhood Cancer Organization is the largest publisher and distributor of free childhood cancer books in the country. Our books and materials are targeted at parents, young patients, siblings, educators, and caregivers. We work constantly to develop new tools and resources for the population we serve. Visit their site at

Understanding Cancer from the Mesotheliamo Group

ADHD and Special Needs Internet Resources

ADDitude Magazine for People With ADHD

About Our Kids

ADDvance Online Resource for Women and Girls With ADHD

Attention-Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

Attention Research Update Newsletter

Autism Society

Bright Futures

Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

Comprehensive Treatment for Attention-Deficit Disorder (CTADD)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

One ADD Place

Pediatric Development and Behavior

Vanderbilt Child Development Center

Council for Learning Disabilities

Federal Resource Center for Special Education

Learning Disabilities Association of America

National Information Center for Children and Youth With Disabilities (NICHCY)

Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center