Child Health Guide (CHG) is a health web site for parents that uses actual video examples of how children look and act during illness and traumatic injuries.
The CHG helps parents by providing clear, easy-to-understand, accessible, actionable information about their child’s condition.
The Child Health Guide is a major advance in the delivery of healthcare information.
The CHG includes video clips of more than 100 of the most common childhood illnesses and injuries. Organized by symptoms and cross-referenced by disease, the CHG enables parents to easily find the information that is most useful to them.
It also has an important section about home-accidents and how to prevent them.
The video clips show children with symptoms at various stages of a disease – both more and less serious. The accompanying “narrative” explains the symptoms, the illness, and what a parent should do.
The CHG is not a substitute for a physician’s advice or a doctor’s office visit.
Rather, it is to help parents better understand and articulate their child’s condition, making visits to the doctor – and follow-up care -- more effective.
Both the videos and supporting text are vetted by physicians at the Harvard Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School.
The "Child Health Guide" is intended to provide helpful, informative material on the subjects addressed. The material reflects the more common circumstances related to a symptom or a condition without any attempt at being all-inclusive. The material is not intended to be a substitute for consultation, evaluation, and treatment by trained medical professionals.