June 2017                                                                              Volume 102
Pro-life medical students, physici ans and healthcare professionals are
marginalized, discriminated against and increasingly pressured to violate their moral conscience. 

CLICK HERE to help send future doctors to the conference, equipping them with the skills they will need to address some of the most difficult life and death decisions they will face professionally.

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*CME Approval for ACPeds 2017 National Meeting*

Come experience camaraderie with like-minded colleagues, terrific speakers  and 17.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Registration is now open Click here   for details and to register Contact Lisa at ACPeds with any questions: 352-376-1877

Don't miss it!

Member Spotlight: David Olson, MD, FCP

Dr. David Olson is a general pediatrician at Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After developing an interest in pediatric obesity and pediatric behavioral health, he recently became certified in Obesity Medicine and currently serves as a clinical instructor for both medical students and physician assistant students during their pediatric clerkships at WAMC.
In addition to serving as an ACPeds Board Member, Dr. Olson also serves as an elder at Providence Presbyterian Church, where he teaches Sunday School classes for adults and children and facilitates a Bible study for men. He lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina with his wife Nancy, and enjoys travel and gardening.
Thank you, Dr. David Olson for your dedication to our nation's children and your continued support of ACPeds!
June at a glance...  
The month of June commemorates the following
Teaching kids to avoid sexually explicit content

I wholeheartedly recommend Good Pictures Bad Pictures Jr. and Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids to parents, grandparents, teachers and pediatricians alike.
In a tech-savvy age, with even preschoolers at risk of exposure to our pornified culture, the greatest gift we can give our children is an internal filter. The Good Pictures Bad Pictures books, and other resources available from www.ProtectYoungMinds.org, help parents do just that.


As a pediatrician and mother of four, I can attest that open communication about the beauty and inviolability of our bodies, from the time children first ask questions, is key to instilling moral character and protecting them from our sexually exploitative culture. In very positive, clear and simple language, and with beautiful illustrations, these books and resources will help parents do just that.
Michelle A. Cretella, MD, FCP
President of the American College of Pediatricians
Special Interest News, Articles and Studies
Thank you to member, Dr. Jane Hamner for help editing Parent Talk,
and Dr. Leah Willson for her help in editing the Newsletter.
FDA's new nutrition label & junk food a human rights issue

To help reduce obesity in the United States, the FDA recently released a resource called Food Facts: New and Improved Nutrition Facts Label . The new label more accurately reflects current nutrition science , denotes added sugars, the actual amounts of vitamins and minerals present, and updated daily values .

UN expert Hilal Elver recently  claimed that the junk food is a human rights issue.

She points out that  fast food companies, beverage companies and other junk food companies target children all over the world so much so that  governments are banning these companies from advertising on television shows and websites for kids. 

The UK recently enacted such a  ban in an effort to reduce their obesity epidemic.
Current  recommendations say that children and adults need at least 5-7 servings of whole fruits and vegetables a day and recent  research even suggests  10 as optimal for reducing risk of heart disease and early death

For more information:
Burnout: gender differences & managing stress

In a recent 5 year study, over half of surveyed pediatricians reported burnout.  Women appeared to be more affected than men, with 21% reporting burnout in 2012 and 39% in 2016 compared with 18% of men reporting burnout in 2012 and 26% in 2016. According to researchers, external factors such as location, gender and even parenthood have been found to affect the likelihood of experiencing burnout.

While one study found that becoming a parent appears to protect male medical residents from burnout by lowering rates of depression and increasing life satisfaction, another study found that female physicians experience "maternal discrimination" in the form of less pay and fewer promotions, resulting in higher rates of reported burnout.

Research  shows both  mindfulness and physical activity are helpful in improving mental health  by reducing mental fatigue.  Click here  for more tips on making the most of your daily commute and for chair stretches/exercises than can help relieve stress.

"To believe in a child is to believe in the future."

-- Henry James
Med-tech news: virtual doctor visits, life-saving apps & inappropriate posting

By a unanimous vote, the Texas House of Representatives passed a  bill  last month that will allow physicians licensed in Texas to supply telemedicine services via webcam to patients they have never met in person. Though telemedicine providers can prescribe medications online, they cannot prescribe abortion drugs.

An app called DocOn will help create avatars of medical experts so patients can use the app to ask their doctors questions about conditions and treatment.

Another app called CHAMP (Cardiac High Acuity Monitoring Program) is designed for infants with congenital heart conditions. The app allows parents  to enter vital signs, oxygen saturations, and other information on a tablet throughout the day, with concerning variations automatically alerting the infant's cardiac team.
While some technology is leading to advancements in delivering medical care, researchers continue to warn physicians of the possible dangers related to posting updates to one's personal pages. Click here to read more.
Link between autism and gender dysphoria

In a  study  published in 2010, researchers found that the incidence of ASD among children referred to a gender identity clinic was 10 times higher than the prevalence of ASD in the general population which confirms that  "ASD occurs more frequently in gender dysphoric individuals than expected by chance."
In 2014, a study led by John Strang of the Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC, found that "participants with ASD were 7.59 times more likely to express gender variance."
In addition, the journal LGBT Health published an  article  in October of last year which spoke of the  "growing evidence supporting increased prevalence of ASD in gender dysphoric children."

To read more on the link between autism and gender dysphoria  click here.
Patient Handout Reminder

Patient handouts are available for download free of charge  on the Handouts page of the Health Professionals  (and Parents ) section of the ACPeds website. Available In t he members' section of the website are  patient handouts shared by other ACPeds practitioners , some of which may be helpful to your own patients and practice. Contact the office to get the username and password for access to the  Member Hub
College Web Committee seeks a volunteer or two

The College has an exisiting web committee to help review and advise on the College website(s) but we could use another set of eyes. 

If you have an interest in or an affinity for websites, please contact Lisa in the College office at  352-376-1877 or by email to  admin@acpeds.org

Committee positions are open to members only.

Drug addicted infants

Are you active in the care of and advocacy for drug addicted infants? If yes, we'd like to chat. Please contact Lisa in the College office: admin@acpeds.org.

Thank you!

Journal: Issues in Law & Medicine - available at discount

Barry Bostrom, Editor-in-Chief for the journal, Issues in Law & Medicine has again extended a discount to members of ACPeds for a print version of the journal. To subscribe for the discounted print version, you must send your $30 check payable to "Issues in Law & Medicine," directly to:

Barry A. Bostrom, M.Div., J.D.


Issues in Law & Medicine

7700 N. 37th Street

Terre Haute, IN 47805-1147


Any questions, call Barry at:

812-917-2897 (office); 812-249-4770 (cell)

or email him at: bcbostrom@gmail.com

An online version of the journal is available for subscription but without the discount at $49/year for individuals: http://issuesinlawandmedicine.com/ 

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ACPeds has contracted with a manufacturer to create on demand logo merchandise, high in quality without sacrificing affordability

These items are great for personal use as well as for gifts. Shop around on the ACPeds website at  ACPeds.org/health-professionals /the-college- store
The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Welcomes Submissions

The Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons is the official peer-reviewed journal of the  American Association of Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the AAPS, is pleased to consider original papers, commentaries and book reviews by members of the College. For manuscript requirements and author instructions, visit http://jpands.org/.
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