A Biweekly LCHC Newsletter Vol. 2, Issue 33 April 27, 2007
WORLD ASTHMA DAY VISION TEAM UPDATE UNITED POWER ASSEMBLY
World Asthma Day is sponsored by the The Afghanistan 2007 Vision Team has arrived Join LCHC, Lawndale Community Church,
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to raise safely in Kabul and is already busy learning Lawndale Christian Development
awareness about asthma and improve asth- and sharing all that they can. Below are some Corporation, Chicagoland Community Health
ma care worldwide. This year, it will be held excerpts from several team member's emails: Centers and United Power for the West Cook
on Tuesday May 1st. Spring Action Assembly to address:
From: Bruce Rowell
Why should we be concerned about asthma? Sent: Friday, April 20, 2007 1. Health Care for All
-Around the world, 300 million people have asthma. "...We've had a smooth trip so far and are United Power has worked for ten years
-Rates of asthma are increasing in communi- hanging out in the Dubai Airport overnight. on health care at both county and state
ties like North Lawndale and South Lawndale. We're a bit tired, but doing ﬁne. Trip trivia levels and along the way has won 500,000
-Asthma is the #1 cause of school absentee- for the Pulse: What food that is banned in Illinoisans health care that they lacked. Today
ism due to a chronic illness among children. Chicago were we given by a British Airways the legislature and governor are consider-
-African Americans and Latinos are more likely stewardess? Foie gras. Who makes all of the ing a credible plan to insure everyone in the
to die from asthma. clocks in the Dubai airport? Rolex." state. This is an issue that will involve us all
and deserves public discussion and support.
The theme of World Asthma Day 2007 is "You From: Jennifer Oh
Can Control Your Asthma". A person's asthma Sent: April 22, 2007 2. Aﬀordable Housing
is under control when he or she has: "Greetings from Kabul! I don't get to say that Housing must become a priority as well and
-No (or minimal) asthma symptoms. everyday! I arrived safely...it was deﬁnitely will be discussed at this forum.
-No waking at night due to asthma. a grueling 36 hr. traveling time, but I got a
-No (or minimal) need to use "reliever" medi- good night's sleep last night. And got to Sunday April 29th
cation (Albuterol or Xopenex). deliver a baby almost as soon as we got here!" 3:30pm - 4:30pm
-The ability to do normal physical activity and exercise. (seating starts at 3:00pm)
-Normal (or near normal) lung function tests. From: Art Jones Ascension Church
-No (or very infrequent) asthma attacks. Sent: April 24, 2007 Pine Room
"...Today we did about 150 school physicals for 601 Van Buren, Oak Park
May is also "Asthma Awareness Month". Each children who are attending a circus school.
day, the asthma team will have a table set up It is a remarkable eﬀort by a NGO who takes *For those that would like to carpool, staﬀ
at each site to address speciﬁc issues related street kids, teaches them acrobatics, journal- members will meet at LCHC at 3:00pm.
to asthma. ism, etc. I did the cardiac and lung exams on
the boys, but could only do ﬁnger sticks on
May 1 (Tues.) - World Asthma Day the girls as I (a man) am not allowed to touch
May 10 (Thurs.) - Asthma Triggers and
May 14 (Mon.) - Ask Dr. Williams Questions
About Asthma (Ogden Waiting Rm. 10am - 12pm) GETTING TO KNOW:
May 23 (Wed) - Asthma Medications and Devices THE RIDGEWAY AVE. KITTENS
If you or anyone you know has asthma,
(UP FOR ADOPTION)
encourage them to see their doctor and
take their medications regularly. If you see
a patient with asthma in the clinic, encour-
age them to talk with our asthma educators,
Lauren Singh and Chris Bhang, to get infor- If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to: a good home.
mation. Lauren and Chris's hours and pager Hobbies: Eating and sleeping.
numbers are posted in all provider areas.
If I were an animal, I would be a: cat.
The goal of the Chronic Disease Group and
Asthma Team is for our patients with asthma
to know that through good asthma control
Interested in adopting? Call Hunter Hansen at 773.332.7242
they can live a normal healthy life. Questions? (Preference given to homes that will take both kittens.)
Email Art Hackett (Chronic Disease
Supervisor) or Chawn Watkins (Provider
Champion for Asthma). See you on World
BEHOLD, YOU DELIGHT IN TRUTH IN THE INWARD BEING,
Contributed by Dr. Chawn Watkins AND YOU TEACH ME WISDOM IN THE SECRET HEART.
PSALM 51:6 (ESV)
Upcoming Birthdays Staff Anniversaries May Checklist
- Got a big tax refund? Consider having
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Susanna Chang - 5/5 Veronica Neely - 7 yrs. (5/1/00) easy calculator at www.kiplinger.com/
Juan Carlos Zavala - 5/6 Dae Kwak - 3 yrs. (5/3/04) tools/withholding.
Karen Johnson - 5/8 Barbara Gardner - 4 yrs. (5/5/03)
Donni Graham - 5/9 Ken Berliner - 6 yrs. (5/9/01) - Vacation moneysavers: Flexible air
Sharon Herred - 5/9 Diane Montanez - 2 yrs. (5/9/05) travelers can use the search features at
Ravi Barigala - 5/10 Frederica Hairston - 14 yrs. (5/11/93) Travelocity and other on-line travel agen-
Sarah Lee - 5/11 Renee Lick - 3 yrs. (5/12/04) cies to check fares from other airports or
Phoebe Foltz - 5 yrs. (5/14/01) on slightly earlier or later dates. Also: com-
Mariane Reyes - 5/11
pare car rental rates at BreezeNet.com
Melinda Herred - 5/12
Mary Ellen Jones - 5/13
-Celebrate Mother's Day: Sunday, May 13.
Instead of buying cut ﬂowers, plant her
favorite ones outdoors. Give her a person-
alized gift basket. Go on a blitz the week
before to ﬁx things around her house.
-Free Comic Book Day: Saturday, May
FYI 5. Participating comic book stores oﬀer
giveaways - no purchase required. More
On April 16, our pharmacy ﬁlled 749 prescriptions, breaking information: 888.266.4226, www.freecom-
the previous 700 script/day record. Great Job Pharm Staﬀ! icbookday.com
Join Nora Mendez and Eva Stewart at the WALK NOW, a 5K -Postal rate increase: On May 14, the cost
of a ﬁrst-class stamp will be 41 cents, up
walk on May 20 (Sunday) to raise funds for Autism Research.
from 39 cents. Softening the blow, a 41-
www.cureautismnow.org cent "forever stamp" is on sale now. Any
"forever stamp" that you buy now will re-
main valid no matter how much rates go
up in the future.
From: The Bottom Lone Personal Vol. 28.9
April 29 West Cook Spring Action Assembly
Location & Time: Ascention Church, Oak Park; 3:30pm-4:30pm
May 2 All Staﬀ Worship
May 9 Manager's Forum
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand ﬁrm. Let nothing move you. Always give your-
selves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
I Corinthians 15:58 (TNIV)