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Arlington Pediatrics Newsletter
AUGUST 2014
Dr. Schwarz Teaches Preschoolers About Going To The Doctor

Our own Dr. Schwarz met with the preschool campers at Bernard Zell Anshe Emet day school as part of "community helpers" week. Dr. Schwarz taught the kids not to be afraid of the doctor and explained to them what the doctor does and what tools she uses in helping children. "The kids loved it," said Schwarz, "they even sent me thank you drawings and stickers for my office. Both the kids and I had a great time."

Attention High School Seniors: Looking For Community Service Hours?

Look no further, APL has two community service programs for you to participate in:

Just Hang It Up Youth Board
APL is looking for two representatives from each high school, middle school and college in our area to help put a stop to distracted driving. We will form a youth board and elect a president, vice president and secretary. Each school rep will help promote the campaign in their community. Initial meeting will be in September and then we will meet every month. Interested students should email: info@justhangitup.org

Visit www.justhangitup.org for more information about putting an end to distracted driving.

Link Together Student Advisory Board
The Student Advisory Board is Link Together's new opportunity for students to build leadership skills, have a voice, promote healthy choices and have fun! The Student Advisory Board will work on community youth drug prevention by following the "Engaging Youth for Positive Change" model, which was developed by the University of Illinois. Visit www.linktogethercoalition.org for more information.

Sarah Wille, RN Speaks To Mother's Support Group On The Perils Of Summer

APL recently sponsored an outstanding talk by Sarah Wille, RN at their weekly Wednesday 10:00 am mother's support group, which is open to both APL and non-APL families. Sarah covered sunburn prevention, the treatment of sunburns, bug bites, management of bee stings and the management of head injuries.
You Don't Want To Miss This!

Save the date for our upcoming Open House... it's going to be a crazy good time!

What: A celebration of the new APL physicians plus a behind the scenes tour of our new facilities and programs. Incredible door prizes, games, food, safety classes and much more!

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Details to follow in our September newsletter.

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 Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Did you notice our staff has been wearing blue wrist bands the last few weeks? This is in honor of World Breast Feeding week. This is an annual celebration which is held every year from August 1-7 in more than 120 countries, organized by WABA, WHO, and UNICEF. The goal is to promote exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life which yields tremendous health benefits, providing critical nutrients, protection from deadly diseases such as pneumonia, and fostering growth and development.

This year's theme; "BREASTFEEDING - A Winning Goal For Life" asserts the importance of increasing and sustaining the protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding. APL supports breastfeeding and partners with these organizations in commemorating World Breastfeeding Week.

Would you like to join us in this effort to support breast feeding? Just ask our staff for a wrist band the next time you come to the office.

Dr. Brottman and APL have been honored for their innovation in breastfeeding care in 2014 both on the local level by the Chicagoland Area Breast Feeding Coalition and on the international level by the International Lactation Consultant Association.
Lactation Tips
Breastfeeding and Vitamin D Supplementation

The American Academy of Pediatrics, therefore, recommends vitamin D supplementation for all infants and children so that no one becomes deficient. Those who are deficient can develop rickets. Rickets is a softening of the bones, potentially leading to fractures and deformity.

Click here to read the entire blog post.
For more information about our lactation services check out our website: apllactationservices.com.
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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. Why did the music teacher need a ladder?
A. To reach the high notes.

Q. Why did nose not want to go to school?
A. He was tired of getting picked on!

Q. What do librarians take with them when they go fishing?
A. Bookworms.
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.