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Resources for Patients and Families

The following online resources are available to provide education and support to teens and young adults, their families, and healthcare providers about a wide variety of issues pertinent to this age group.

  • Young Women's Health—Developed by the Center for Young Women's Health at Children's Hospital of Boston, this website offers health information.
  •—Information and self-help tools for people who want to quit smoking provided by Monroe County and the University of Rochester.
  •—This site provides information on dieting issues, such as healthy weight, nutrition, truth about weight loss programs and diets, and obesity. Also promotes the Healthy at Any Size approach to weight loss and management.
  •—This government website provides extensive information about food, nutrition and health management.
  • Bright Futures—This is a national initiative dedicated to promoting health through a trusting relationship between the child, family, and healthcare provider.
  • Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS)—American Medical Association provides information to healthcare providers concerning adolescent health issues.
  • Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders—This site provides information about state-wide comprehensive eating disorder treatment programs.
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Western New York—The Make-A-Wish Foundation® grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.