Joshua Fitch is an editor for Contemporary Pediatrics.
Potential impacts red dye No. 3 has on childrenMay 2nd 2023
In this Contemporary Pediatrics® interview, Jamie Alan, RPh, PharmD, PhD, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Michigan State University, talks about the potential impacts red dye No. 3 has on children, and why an assembly bill in California is trying to eliminate it.
FDA approves 20-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine for infants 6 weeks and olderApril 28th 2023
According to Pfizer, the company’s pneumococcal conjugate vaccine Prevnar 20 has been approved by the FDA to treat infants and children aged 6 weeks to 17 years for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD).
Emapalumab induces remission of macrophage activation syndromeApril 27th 2023
According to a phase 2 study, remission of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) secondary to systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) or adult-onset Still’s disease (AOSD) was achieved in patients taking emapalumab who failed high-dose glucocorticoids.
Erica Sood, PhD, discusses her Pediatric Academic Societies meeting workshop focused on improving emotional health in children with chronic conditionsApril 26th 2023
Erica Sood, PhD, Nemours Children’s Health pediatric psychologist, discusses her workshop focused on improving the emotional health of children with chronic conditions, which will be presented at the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting held in Washington, DC from April 27 to May 1.
What Colleen Kraft, MD, is expecting from the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies meetingApril 25th 2023
Colleen Kraft, MD, MBA, FAAP, is attending the 2023 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting taking place in Washington, DC from April 27 to May 1. In this Contemporary Pediatrics® interview, watch Kraft discuss the poster she'll be presenting and what she expects from the meeting overall.
Suspected self-poisoning suicide attempts skyrocket during pandemicApril 21st 2023
Suspected self-poisoning suicide attempts increased 73% for children aged 10 to 12 years and 30% for those aged 10 to 19 years in 2021 compared to 2019, according to a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the CDC.
Discussing historic pediatric medical breakthroughsApril 17th 2023
Andrew Lam, MD, retinal surgeon, author, assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School explains what readers can look forward to in his new book, "The Masters of Medicine: Our Greatest Triumphs in the Race to Cure Humanity’s Deadliest Diseases."
How insulin changed the way type 1 diabetes was treated in childrenApril 14th 2023
Andrew Lam, MD, retinal surgeon, author, assistant professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School discusses the earliest treatments for type 1 diabetes in children, a topic of his new book, "The Masters of Medicine: Our Greatest Triumphs in the Race to Cure Humanity’s Deadliest Diseases," due out April 18, 2023.
Half of meningococcal vaccination appointments delayed or canceled during COVID-19 pandemicApril 5th 2023
A multi-country survey revealed 50% of meningitis vaccination appointments were delayed or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for “urgent action” to maintain routine vaccination levels among children, according to survey authors.
Quantifying public-school students with disabilities experiencing homelessnessApril 4th 2023
Eric Rubenstein, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, explains why continued data collection for public school students with disabilities that experience homelessness is crucial for better support and care in this population.