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The health of infants, children and young people can be maintained and promoted through a variety of measures.

This includes a varied, healthy diet, a protective home, positive upbringing and, for young people, the opportunity to develop and pursue their own goals.

Home, school, friends, and the wider community are important to children. Parents have a crucial, responsible role in being role models for their children first, and later then to be their supporters, so that they can later become independent, responsible adults. Parents are very good at choosing the right thing for their child and their situation.

Your paediatrician has the task of providing advice, offering check-ups and, in the event of illness to offering evidence-based medicine that finds the best treatment together with the family.

Kinder- & Jugendärzte im Netz (BVKJ):
Krankheiten A-Z. - in German.
Diseases A-Z. Automatic translation by Google.
(For translation of subpages sometimes need to copy and paste the German web-address (URL) into: )

Elterninformationen zu häufigen Gesundheitsproblemen (DGKJ).
Merkblätter Anthroposophische Medizin (GAÄD). - one in English language: "Handout: How can we promote health?"
Information about the Health and Development Reviews (the "U"s) as films (Deutsche Liga für das Kind). - all in English language.

Vaccination calendar in English language. In German language and 19 further languages: Vaccination calendar of the Standing Commission on Vaccination - Vaccination calendar, complete recommendations (RKI).