Pediatric Health Resources

We periodically review the following sites and consider them general reliable.  We are not responsible for the maintenance and updating of these sites, nor their content.  These links are intended to provide education about specific pediatric issues and are not to be used as a substitute for professional patient care. If you discover inaccurate information or a broken link on this page, please contact us.

General Information

Help Me Grow Minnesota
Healthy Children – American Academy of Pediatrics
Centers for Disease Control
Nemours Foundation
Children’s Pediatric Health Information A-Z
Mother Baby Center – Mercy Hospital


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder


Healthy Breastfeeding
Women’s Health: Breastfeeding
Child and Teen Medical Center-Certified Lactation Counselor 763-333-7733

Child Safety

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Safe Kid Worldwide
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
Mn Department of Public Safety:Car Seat Guidelines:

Child Development

Bright Futures
Help Me Grow: Minnesota Early Intervention System
Adapted Sports Opportunities

Immunization and Vaccination Information

The National Network for Immunization Information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: National Immunization Program


MEDEM’s Smart Parent’ Health Source newsletter
Center for Parenting Education
Children’s Parenting Resources


National Runaway Switchboard: Coping with teenage crisis, including running away
CDC: Healthy Youth!
Healthfinder: Teenagers Health
Healthy Teens

Weight Management/Physical Activity/Nutrition

Children’s Diet and Nutrition
Children’s Resource

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Spring Blog 2019


Congratulations! It seems we’ve survived another Minnesota winter.


I know everyone is super excited to get out and finally enjoy the warm weather and sunshine but let’s pause for a safety break. While you’re taking stock of your summer essentials, now is a great time to look at the kids’ bike helmets to be sure they fit properly. I know kids hate to wear them so the best thing to do is make helmets a rule right from the start. Even if your kids are slow. Even if your street is safe. Remember, it’s the hazard you don’t anticipate that gets you. If you are worried about the fit of your helmet bring it with you to your next visit. Any of our awesome providers can check it for you.

  Now is also a good time to remind children how to cross a street safely and watch for other dangers. Don’t forget to tell even older kids that they should never swim alone and life jackets should be worn on any boat.

  Spring is also a time when annoying seasonal allergy symptoms start to show up. If your child has a known diagnosis of seasonal allergies and especially if they have asthma, now is a perfect time to come in and have their prescriptions updated. Asthmatics may benefit from starting medicines before allergy season in order to prevent a more severe exacerbation. We always recommend every child with asthma come in every 6 months to make sure that their symptoms are well controlled. 

  At home, there are a few things you can do to minimize allergen exposure. First is: control the dust, especially in their rooms. Use a damp cloth instead of a duster and vacuum frequently being sure to include under the bed. If possible, remove draperies and instead, use blinds. These are easier to wipe down and don’t trap as much dust. Put all stuffed animals through the dryer every couple of weeks. They tend to sit on beds and shelves and will collect a ton of dust. Get an allergy cover for the bed pillows. These can be found in most stores that sell linens. Changing your air filters regularly will help as well. We would be happy to talk this through with you at your next appointment. If problems persist, sometimes testing for environmental allergies can be helpful. We offer blood tests for this in our offices but more extensive testing can be done at an Allergy Specialist.

 We’re also getting closer to the end of the school year and many parents will be meeting with teachers. If you are concerned about learning disorders or behavior concerns, now is a good time to start the process. Often, we seek input from the teachers and waiting until summer complicates that. Also, schools will often perform testing for learning disorders as well but do not do it over the summer.  We are more than happy to help you navigate the school system and place referrals here in the office. We have talented psychologists seeing patients in both Fridley and Blaine locations who are very proficient in these types of evaluations. A word of caution! These evaluations tend to take time and often several visits are needed.


 Okay, okay…enough lecturing. Go enjoy your spring weather!




Jennifer Rousseau, M.D.

Child and Teen Medical Center



Fall Blog 2018

Greetings Families! We at Child and Teen Medial Center hope summer was amazing and you are full of warm memories because it’s going to get

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