Tips for Parents: Find Medical Advice Online

How to separate the information from the misinformation―especially crucial when it comes to your children’s health. 

Photo by Carey Sookocheff
  • Find out if your doctor’s office has a website. Many offices publish validated information from other sources.
  • Look for sites associated with children’s hospitals or medical centers, such as the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Exhausted the dot-org sites?, a sister site of, and ( are other good sources of reliable information.