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October 11, 2017
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Registration is open for the 8th Annual ABC (Autism, Behavior, Complex Medical Needs) Conference, “Lives in the Balance: Caring for Children with Special Needs, Their Families, Their Communities, and Ourselves in these Precarious Times,” to be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Moraine Business and Conference Center in Palos Hills, IL. The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce our breakout session speakers, Carole Graybill, AM, LCSW, Kay A. Komie, LCSW, and Carol Muhammad, MEd, and session title, "Instilling a Trauma Informed Lens in Early Intervention - A Journey of Training, Reflection and Connection."

Session description

In 2015, Child and Family Connections (CFC) 10 of La Rabida Children’s Hospital began a journey to create trauma-informed care in early Intervention. This program serves almost 1000 developmentally delayed children, providing resources and supports to maximize their development. Over 20% of the families have some involvement with the child welfare system. These children have experienced traumas including abuse, neglect, community violence and placement in foster care. Many of the children have also endured trauma from medical procedures and long hospitalizations. Supporting these families requires a dedicated team that understands the serious effects of trauma. The team also needs support, as they may experience vicarious traumatization. In collaboration with Erikson Institute, CFC 10 set out to further support teams through a project providing trauma training and reflective consultation. Many lessons were learned in the project including the importance of collaboration among systems including early intervention, child welfare, judicial and pediatrics.

Speakers

Ms. Graybill's specialization in child trauma extends over 25 years. Her clinical identity is rooted in early experiences of as worker in the child welfare system and as a clinical social worker providing home based mental health services. Ms. Graybill is a clinical and reflective consultant serving practitioners in diverse settings; including police departments, an emergency child shelter, community mental health, urban faith communities, early intervention and head start programs. Ms. Graybill utilizes a systems approach to embed trauma-informed practice in organizations. Ms. Graybill is affiliate of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and an endorsed National Child Parent Psychotherapy trainer currently serving agencies across multiple states.

Ms. Komie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who acts as the Program Director and Social Emotional Consultant of Child and Family Connections 10 of La Rabida Children's Hospital. She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Infant Mental Health from Erikson Institute. Kay has spent her career working with families caring for children with special needs. Her passion is in serving the underserved. Most recently she and her CFC 10 team have focused on developing a trauma lens in early intervention. Ms. Komie has a MSW from the University of Michigan.

Ms. Muhammad has over 25 year’s leadership experience in a variety of settings, including Child Welfare, Early Childhood and Mental Health. She currently manages CFC #10 at La Rabida Children’s Hospital. She is committed to closing the gap of poverty by increasing a family’s access to quality education and health care. In her work, there have been countless families who have experienced or have been exposed to trauma. Many of these families live in vulnerable communities that have seen spikes in crime and violence. These experiences have impacted home visitors. In response to the need, Ms. Muhammad has partnered with Erikson Institute to offer trauma trainings and support to the EI workforce. She also co-chairs a DHS workgroup whose goal is to improve access to services for families living in underserved communities. Ms. Muhammad has a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from Chicago State University.

For more information about session descriptions, continuing education designations, cost, and registration, see the conference brochure, visit http://illinoisaap.org/conferences/abc/, or contact Elise Groenewegen at egroenewegen@illinoisaap.com.

*The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


 
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The Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility
The Chicago Physicians for Social Responsibility will host a conference on October 14, 2017, from 9am to 1pm, featuring top-notch speakers, meals and CME credit at no cost to you! The speakers include: Jen Walling, Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Council; Elena Grossman, MPH, BRACE-Illinois Project Manager, a CDC-funded climate change & health project; Drs. Susan Buchanan, Peter Orris and Holly Rosenkranz will speak about how to be a great physician/health care professional activist; and Todd Sack, MD, national Physicians for Social Responsibility board member, will discuss the green clinic movement. A light breakfast and full lunch will be served. The conference will be held at UIC's Contemporary Art Space-Gallery 400, 400 South Peoria Street, Chicago, IL 60607. Register by clicking here. Contact info@chicagopsr.org for more information.
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Illinois Department of Public Health
Did you know the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) conducts a survey among women who recently delivered a baby? The IDPH Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) population-based survey is conducted among women who reside in Illinois and had a live birth in the past two to six months. As part of an initiative to reduce infant morbidity and mortality, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sponsors the survey to gather information about health behaviors and experiences before and during pregnancy, and immediately after delivery. PRAMS collects information on preconception health, pregnancy intention, barriers to prenatal care, HIV testing, depression, oral health care, psychosocial support and stress, and other topics. You can access statistical analyses of these data on the Illinois PRAMS website.

A 60 percent response rate is set to assure the representativeness of the data. You can help PRAMS staff keep survey response rates high by displaying PRAMS posters and offering brochures in clinics and exam rooms. New moms who see this information when accessing care for their infant may be more inclined to respond if selected for the survey. PRAMS posters and brochures are available in English and Spanish. You can download and print them now from the Illinois PRAMS website “Publications” section. Or, you can request them from IDPH by e-mailing Julie.Doetsch@illinois.gov.
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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a Clinical Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA Now) to help volunteers safely participate in cleanup activities.

Exposure to flood waters does not increase risk of tetanus. However, during evacuation and cleanups, emergency responders, cleanup workers, and volunteers may be as risk for wounds. Tetanus, or ‘lock-jaw’ is a toxin-mediated, non-communicable, severe, and potentially fatal disease requiring emergency treatment that is caused when it enters the body through any breach in the skin. Each year, “about 30 cases of tetanus are reported in the United States. Nearly all cases of tetanus are among people who have either never received a tetanus vaccine, or have not completed the recommended childhood vaccination series. Or adults who do not stay up to date with their 10-year booster shots” (CDC). Tetanus vaccines are recommended for people of all ages. Vaccination prevents tetanus. Being aware and update for tetanus vaccine can help treat wounds and prevent tetanus.

Access to the complete guidance document: Tetanus in Areas Affected by a Hurricane: Risk, Prevention, and Management Guidelines for Clinicians


 
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WLS-TV
More than 100 Illinois children who were left by their parents at birth are alive today thanks to the state's Safe Haven law. It gives parents of newborns a legal option to give up a child at a hospital, police or fire station. On Wednesday, one of those children who visited the hospital where she was left 10 years ago. She has no recollection of it, but this is the place and the nurses who saved her life. And now, 10-year-old Aidan Jane Millar-Nicholson is getting to see it for the first time.  READ MORE
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Chicago Tribune
Two Naperville teens say school concussion protocols in Illinois and other states don't go far enough so they've written legislation that sets standards for school districts to follow. Rekha Iyer and Jash Desai, juniors at Neuqua Valley High School, are in search of lawmakers and organizations to sponsor their bill defining how school leaders identify, confirm and reintegrate students with traumatic brain injuries into the academic environment.  READ MORE
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WTTW-FM
The University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the University of Chicago Medicine will team up to conduct clinical trials designed to improve outcomes for patients with life-threatening emergencies as part of a newly formed national network. “We are excited to be a part of a network of hospitals collaborating on better ways to maximize outcomes and preserve health for our patients in downtown Chicago during the most critical time of an emergency,” said Dr. D. Mark Courtney, research director in the department of emergency medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  READ MORE
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WQAD-TV
For Joey Bauer each day is a gift. "We never know from day to day whether he's gonna be able to walk again when he gets out of bed the next morning," said Bonnie Bauer, mother. About a year ago he was diagnosed with CLN3 Battens Disease, a rare genetic mutation in the blood. "It will eventually cause juvenile Alzheimer, bed-ridden, blind, feeding tube," said Bauer.  READ MORE

 
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HealthDay News
Just because a child isn't growing or developing exactly like his or her peers doesn't mean a host of medical tests are in order. In fact, five medical tests commonly ordered for children who are short, overweight or showing signs of early puberty aren't always necessary. And, that's particularly true if youngsters are otherwise healthy, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.  READ MORE
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Reuters
Elementary school children with cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial anomalies may struggle more than older kids with anger, anxiety, depression and stress, according to a recent study. Compared to older kids and teens, those between ages 8 and 10 have the highest risk for psychosocial dysfunction, the study team reports in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  READ MORE

 
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NBC News
As a team of nurses unwrap baby Jayden from the comfort of his swaddling cloth, he wails. His tiny feet shake. His hands clench and unclench. His suffering is obvious. Born dependent on opiates, the month-old boy and thousands like him are the smallest victims of the opioid epidemic. Scenes like this now play out every day in hospitals across the country, as increasing numbers of women of childbearing age struggle with opioid addiction. Nationally, the rate of American children born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, a set of symptoms experienced by babies exposed to drugs in the womb, has quadrupled over the past 15 years.  READ MORE
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Medical Xpress
A team of researchers has reassessed the clinical diagnosis of asthma in children born with HIV and found that asthma seems to be overdiagnosed in these patients. Instead, the diagnosis appears to be a new early chronic obstructive lung disease that might increase the risk for lung complications later in life. The study appears in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  READ MORE
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Fox News
Infant sleep positioners are meant to help babies snooze in a safe pose, but officials are warning parents that the pillows can cause their newborns to suffocate. The Food and Drug Administration issued the warning on Tuesday, saying the foam pillows, often called “nests” or “anti-roll” products, can actually cause babies to sleep in a position that could cut off their oxygen while they are sleeping.  READ MORE

 
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017
ICAAP-lets Update - Oct. 4, 2017


October 4, 2017
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Registration is open for the 8th Annual ABC (Autism, Behavior, Complex Medical Needs) Conference, “Lives in the Balance: Caring for Children with Special Needs, Their Families, Their Communities, and Ourselves in these Precarious Times,” to be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Moraine Business and Conference Center in Palos Hills, IL. The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce our breakout session speaker, Robert Rada, DDS, MBA, and session title, “Oral Health Considerations for the Child with Medical Complexities."

Session description

This session will describe multiple oral health challenges, including altered eruption patterns, caries management, gingival health, medication effects on the oral cavity and oral hygiene management for children with feeding tubes and tracheotomies. Described will be a variety of techniques that dentists and dental hygienists may employ to treat or prevent oral disease. In addition, non-dental providers can play a significant role in early identification of potential oral health problems and in oral care that can prevent these problems from ever occurring.

Speaker

Dr. Robert Rada received his DDS in 1985, from the University of Illinois Chicago. He then completed a general practice residency at Loyola University. He currently is a clinical professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry teaching in the undergraduate group practice clinics and director of the special care dentistry track. He maintains a private practice in LaGrange, Illinois with a focus on special needs patients of all ages.

For more information about session descriptions, continuing education designations, cost, and registration, see the conference brochure, visit http://illinoisaap.org/conferences/abc/, or contact Elise Groenewegen at egroenewegen@illinoisaap.com.

*The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


 
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ICAAP members are on the front lines advocating to maintain the Cook County sweetened beverage tax. Despite its passage in November 2016, and implementation in August 2017, pressure is mounting from a campaign launched by the soda and retail industry to repeal the tax.

At a September news conference at Provident Hospital, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle emphasized the County’s obligations to its residents and the 200 million dollars a year needed to treat disease associated with sugar consumption. In attendance was Anoosh Moin, ICAAP member and Resident Physician of Pediatrics at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Featured here on a WTTW segment, Moin states, “Fifty percent of the patients in my clinic are obese… So when I tell them to lose weight, I tell them to cut out soda.”

Dr. Alejandro Clavier, a member of ICAAP’s Executive Committee, is featured in a Spanish television commercial where he reminds viewers of the intense marketing by soda companies targeting children. The English commercial features Dr. Javette Orgain of the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Orgain says, “The soda tax will mean healthier kids, healthier families and healthier communities. If we don’t protect our kids, who will?”

ICAAP member Dr. Clare Crosh of Advocate Health Care and Mary Elsner, Director of Obesity Prevention Initiatives, are featured on an ABC 7 segment that spoke against repeal of the sweetened beverage tax at a September 13, 2017 Cook County Board Meeting in which the repeal ordinance was referred to the Finance Committee for a hearing on October 10, 2017.

Illinois pediatricians may sign onto a letter in support of the tax no later than Wednesday October 4 a noon. Contact Anna Carvlin, acarvlin@illinoisaap.com, or 312-733-1026, ext 214 if you have questions.


 
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ICAAP is reconvening the COIPP and hopes to gather a group of interested members to share information on activity already going on in this area and discuss priorities for the Chapter and the Committee in the future. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please contact Dru O'Rourke at dorourke@illinoisaap.com.
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Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
The CDC has released new flu information, prevention action, and recommendations for the 2017-2018 Flu Season (October-March). A section of the release has been added below.

What’s new this flu season?

A few things are new this season:
  • The recommendation to not use the nasal spray flu vaccine (LAIV) was renewed for the 2017-2018 season. Only injectable flu shots are recommended for use again this season.
  • Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses (the influenza A(H1N1) component was updated).
  • Pregnant women may receive any licensed, recommended, and age-appropriate flu vaccine.
  • Two new quadrivalent (four-component) flu vaccines have been licensed: one inactivated influenza vaccine (“Afluria Quadrivalent” IIV) and one recombinant influenza vaccine (“Flublok Qudrivalent” RIV).
  • The age recommendation for “Flulaval Quadrivalent” has been changed from 3 years old and older to 6 months and older to be consistent with FDA-approved labeling.
  • The trivalent formulation of Afluria is recommended for people 5 years and older (from 9 years and older) in order to match the Food and Drug Administration package insert.
Access to the CDC Advisory Committee Recommendations on Immunization Practices: Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines
Save the Date: Chicago Healthy Adolescents & Teens Symposium
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Chicago Department of Public Health
CDPH is hosting the first annual symposium on Tuesday, November 14 from 8am-12:30pm. Topics include best practices in adolescent medicine and implementing youth-friendly services. Additionally, there will be a long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) training from 12:45-3:45pm. More information, including the location, agenda, and speakers, as well as registration, will be available soon.

 
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Modern Healthcare
The Chicago-area hospital market is notoriously fragmented, competitive and dominated by not-for-profits. The few for-profit players there, notably national hospital chains Quorum Health and Tenet Healthcare Corp., have failed to gain share while their charitable rivals bulk up and expand. Tenet and Quorum each accounted for roughly 2 percent of the market in 2015, according to an analysis by independent Minneapolis-based consultant Allan Baumgarten.  READ MORE

 
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Medical Xpress
A team of University of Manchester researchers have found that changes are urgently needed in how parents are informed about newborn bloodspot screening to ensure they understand it and its consequences for them and their baby. The research, which will be launched at The University, suggests changes could be made which would not only ensure parents are better informed, but which could be more cost-effective than current practice.  READ MORE
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ScienceDaily
Doctors have long wondered why children without allergies can still be afflicted with asthma-like coughing and wheezing. In a new study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein that may be responsible. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found for the first time that TRPV1 — transient receptor potential vanilloid 1, a protein that plays a role in airway disease through mucus production, cough reflex stimulation and airway narrowing — may be responsible for asthma-like symptoms in children even in the absence of allergies.  READ MORE
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EurekAlert!
Scientists have found another reason for children to eat their green leafy vegetables. A study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1 — found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil — were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the predominant form of vitamin K in the U.S. diet.  READ MORE

 
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The Hill
The National Institutes of Health is funding a new study on babies born with opioid withdrawal syndrome, a side effect of the nation’s epidemic of prescription painkillers and heroin. The number of newborns with this syndrome has increased in recent years, yet there’s a lack of standard, evidence-based treatments for providers, according to an NIH press release announcing the new study.  READ MORE
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NPR
Teens and children struggling with anxiety are often prescribed medication or therapy to treat their symptoms. For many, either drugs or therapy is enough, but some young people can't find respite from anxious thoughts. For them, a study suggests that using both treatments at once can help. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, analyzed data from a large clinical trial of 488 people ages 7 to 17 diagnosed with anxiety disorders.  READ MORE
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HealthDay News
Teens on Medicaid who have been arrested at least once are more likely to seek costly emergency room care and less apt to receive preventive primary care, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers reviewed medical and criminal records of nearly 90,000 U.S. youths, aged 12 to 18, on Medicaid. The investigators found those involved with the justice system also had more and longer gaps in Medicaid coverage than peers without arrest records.  READ MORE

 
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
PDL Update 9-28-17


 
 
 
 
 
The new Illinois Medicaid Preferred Drug List has been published and can be found at the following link:

 https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/MedicaidPreferredDrugList.pdf





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