Arlington Pediatrics Newsletter
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APL Community Service Scholarships
APL encourages all of its High School age patients to participate in community service. The organization feels it is important for young people to learn to give back to their communities. APL will therefore offer scholarships and grants to APL patients for their participation in community service activities.

Category 1: Outstanding High School Senior Community Service Scholarships
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
Award Date: May 1, 2015

Description: Two (2) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to High School Seniors for their participation in community service activities. Candidates must be current patients at Arlington Pediatrics Ltd. and have been in the practice for 12 consecutive months prior to the award date. Candidates must submit a current resume and an APL Community Scholarship Application. Financial need and academic accomplishments are not considered for these scholarships. Each of the two scholarships is independent. The decision of the Scholarship committee is final.

Category 2: APL Community Service Grants
Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
Award Dates: Jan 1, 2015 - May 1, 2015

Description: Up to eight (8) $250 awards are available to help APL patients of any age with community service projects in our community. Candidates must be current patients at Arlington Pediatrics Ltd and have been in the practice for 12 consecutive months prior to the award date. Candidates must submit an APL Community Service Grant application. Each of the scholarships is independent. No individual or group may receive more than one scholarship per year. The decision of the APL Grant Committee is final.

To download or print the APL Community Service Application, click here.
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
APL Debuts "Easy Breathing" Program November 2014
By: Dr. David Baum

As mentioned in previous newsletters, APL will be launching a new asthma program this month called "Easy Breathing." Our goal is to screen every single patient in the practice. This initiative is part of a nationwide program to improve the diagnosis and treatment of childhood asthma. We will start the program in early November.

Here is how it works...

When your child comes in for his or her checkup:

Your nurse will provide you a survey to complete before your doctor comes into the room. All APL patients will be screened at a well-child check during the first year of implementation and subsequently to all children at the 6-month and 2-1/2 year check-up or if your child shows symptoms consistent with the diagnosis of asthma. The physician will review this screening tool and speak to you regarding possible asthma symptoms.

If we determine that your child has asthma, we will tailor an individual treatment plan, known as an "Asthma Action Plan" that is specifically designed to help him or her Breathe Easy! This plan will be used at home, daycare and school, and give everyone who may care for your child instructions about what to look for and what to do when your child has an asthma flare-up. If your child has already been diagnosed with asthma, we will survey him or her at asthma visits and when he or she is sick, to see if their asthma is under control, as well as updating their Asthma Action Plan and reviewing it with you.

Also, as a reminder, if your child has asthma, please make sure to bring your inhalers and medication to their office visits. It will help you tell us how you are treating your child's asthma and will help us give you new instructions on treating the asthma. We will review how each medicine is used and to help you feel comfortable using them and to assure that you are giving the medicine correctly. Using inhalers and spacers (Aerochambers) can be tricky and does take some practice. Here's to Easy Breathing!
Lactation Tips
How Soon Can I Offer A Bottle?

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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Contact Us
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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. What kind of keys do kids like to carry?
A. Cookies!

Q. What do you call a boomerang that doesn't work?
A. A stick.

Q. Why can't Cinderella play soccer?
A. Because she's always running away from the ball.
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.