Arlington Pediatrics Newsletter
JULY 2014
APL Has A New Website

Arlington Pediatrics is proud to announce the launch of our new website! We've added tons of valuable content, class schedules, lactation services, and information about our "in-house" pharmacy, APL RxExpress. Take a look at the new and let us know what you think!
Classes For The Whole Family

Check out what's going on at the IBMC, APL's new classroom. Click here to get a list of upcoming classes for the whole family.
Featured Article
Q&A With David Baum, M.D.
The HPV Vaccine: Why Does My Child Need This?

The HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine often gets a bad rap in the news and in our community. Many parents ask, "Why does my child need the HPV? He/she is not sexually active." Before I can answer that question, I need to give you a little background on HPV infections.

Human Papillomaviruses (HPV) are a group of about 120 different viruses that can grow in human skin and mucus membranes such as the mouth or genitals. While the vast majority of these viruses are not dangerous, causing nuisances such as plantar warts or flat warts, there are a handful of strains that have the potential to cause cancer of the genitals and mouth.

HPV infection is the leading cause of abnormal Pap tests in women, leading to costly and painful testing and treatments, and is what causes the change from abnormal cells on the cervix to cervical cancer. In men, HPV can cause cancer of the penis. In both sexes HPV can cause genital warts and head and neck cancers. Some researchers estimate that up to 5% of all cancers are related to HPV infection.

At APL, we offer your child the opportunity to be protected against four of the most dangerous strains of HPV—serotypes 6, 11, 16 and 18 with a vaccine called Gardasil. Serotypes 6 and 11 are the most common causes of genital and anal warts, while 16 and 18 cause 70% of genital cancers. Additionally, serotype 16 is a significant cause of mouth and throat cancers.

We recommend starting this vaccine series at your child's 11 year-old well check. It is a three vaccine series that according to current research provides life-long immunity. Side effects in both boys and girls are minimal.

Please ask us about this vaccine at your child's next checkup or call us at (847) 398-0400 if you have any questions about this wonderful tool for keeping your children safe!
Lactation Tips
How Do I Ensure I Have Enough Milk For My Baby?

Our own, Karen Dickert, RN, IBCLC shares her answer to this frequently asked question.
For more information about our lactation services check out our website:
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Phone: (847) 398-0400

3325 N. Arlington Hts. Road, 100A
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

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Joke Corner
Below are a few jokes we found funny. Let us know if you have any good ones for our next issue.

Q. How do you make a tissue dance?
A. Put a little boogie in it.

Q. Where do cows go on Friday night?
A. To the MOOOvie theater.

Q. What did the ground say to the earthquake?
A. You crack me up!
Disclaimer: The information contained in this newsletter is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for medical care and advice of your physician. The dispensing of this information should in no way be construed as establishing a doctor-patient relationship.