May 2017                                                                              Volume 101
*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

( 15 minutes north of O'Hare airport in Chicago)

Don't miss it!
May at a glance...  
The month of May commemorates the following

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.

Encouraging good mental health with video games, breathing and nature

An estimated 15 million of our nation's young people can currently be diagnosed with a mental health disorder, according to the American Psychological Association. Many of these children will not receive care from a mental health professional and for those that do and are prescribed medication, many often refuse to take them.

Despite these stats, research shows hope for adolescents experiencing mental health issues who aren't interested in medication or who don't have access to mental health care. One study found that certain types of video game play could be used to treat depression. Another study showed that taking deep breaths can positively affect mood and reduce anxiety.

Research also shows that playtime in green, outdoor spaces fosters creativity and can reduce symptoms of attention disorders like ADD and ADHD, and the greener and wilder the environment, the stronger the effect.

ADHD is one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders of childhood. Eating a balanced diet with plenty of regular exercise and sufficient rest are helpful for optimal mental performance. For more information, see the ACPeds patient information handout, Help! My Child Can't Concentrate .
Featured resource of the month: Abortion Breast Cancer Link

"Studies from many nations suggest that induced abortion (IA) may be a causal risk factor for the development of breast cancer. 

Researchers agree that IA contributes to the increased risk of breast cancer by delaying the timing of a full-term pregnancy which is a protective factor. Increasing numbers of studies now show that IA prior to 32 weeks in and of itself is a risk factor for breast cancer due to the physiology of breast development and the manner in which abortion interferes with the maturation of the breast cells.

Although largely ignored by the mainstream medical community, this risk information deserves a prominent place in the education of all adolescent women who may, in the future, consider an IA."

Planned Parenthood makes millions of dollar performing over 320,000 abortions every year and sexualizing children. The world's largest provider of comprehensive sexuality education, the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is one of the greatest threats to children worldwide. 

IPPF programs instruct children on how to stimulate a partner to orgasm, tell HIV youth they don't have to tell their sexual partners they are infected and even present graphic illustrations of both male and female naked children masturbating.

Click here to see for yourself the undeniable evidence on how the IPPF is destroying the health and innocence of children. Visit  InvestigateIPPF.org to call upon the United Nations and UN Member States to immediately cease funding and to investigate the activities of the International Planned Parenthood Federation

Kids lack mental capacity to cross street but not for choosing sex?

A recent study calculated that children younger than 14 years of age do not have the necessary judgement to safely cross the street unassisted. Yet, the American Academy of Pediatrics still endorses that children do have the mental capacity to engage in sexual activity and to even choose their sex. Interestingly enough, these recommendations fly in the face of adolescent brain research.

Though reports claim that the "66,000-member American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports the use of opposite-sex restrooms and locker rooms in schools by gender-dysphoric students," the truth is it's unlikely all 66,000 members actually support the AAP's "trans"-affirmative policy. For numbers closer to the truth, click here.

For more information on the adolescent brain, see the ACPeds position statement, The Teenage Brain: Under Construction .

""Unity is strength...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved."

- Mattie Stepanek
Thank you to member, Dr. Jane Hamner for help editing Parent Talk,
and Dr. Leah Willson for her help in editing the Newsletter.

 ISSM offers 10 ESSM School of Sexual Medicine scholarships

The International Society for Sexual Medicine (ISSM) is offering 10 scholarships to the European Society for Sexual Medicine (ESSM) School of Sexual Medicine which will take place on  October 27th thru November 5th of this year in Budapest, Hungary

The registration fee for the ESSM School of Sexual Medicine 2017 is now  EUR 2,300 and is inclusive of tuition fees, meals and accommodation.

Each scholarship covers the full amount of the registration fee and are available to first-time attendees only. The  deadline to apply is June 1st, 2017 . For more information, click here .
Diabetes trends and treatment tips

According to a recent CDC report, about 208,000 people under the age of 20 are living with diabetes; and for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the rate of new cases in youths under the age of 20 is on the rise.

People with diabetes have blood sugar (glucose) levels that are too high. Too much glucose can damage blood vessels, nerves, kidneys, and eyes.

Though there is no know cure for diabetes, diabetes can go into remission which means the individual does not experience any diabetic symptoms. Research shows that adopting a lifestyle with plenty of exercise, such as swimming and bike riding, and a diet full of fiber, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and limited in sugar and carbs can help people "reverse" the disease.

No essential oil (EO) should be expected to relieve a person's diabetes symptoms on its own but essential oils can be considered a complimentary treatment when used as part of a balanced program of diet, exercise, lifestyle choices, and medical treatment options. Click here for more information on essential oils and diabetes.
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!
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

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/ 

S tart Saving at Our Online Store Now

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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