At last, a silver lining
Editor-in-chief Dr. Tina Q. Tan shares her can't miss articles from the February 2021 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics.
Racism in pediatric health: How to talk to children about racism
Both the protests in the summer of 2020 for racial justice and the news that non-White Americans are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 have highlighted the urgent need to address racism everywhere, including in pediatric practice.
Six-year-old male with acute eye swelling and drainage
A 6-year-old boy presented to his pediatrician with clear drainage from his left eye for 1 to 2 days. He denied itchiness, pain, vision changes, nasal congestion, or history of allergies. What's the diagnosis?
The perfect storm: Influenza and RSV during the season of COVID-19
Traditional flu season has collided with the pandemic. Here’s what you need to know.
Pediatric update on antibiotic use
It is more important than ever for health care professionals to remember that overprescribing these drugs can have life-threatening consequences.
Teenage boy with asymptomatic brown plaque on back of thigh
An adolescent boy developed an asymptomatic brown plaque on the back of his leg. He recently noted the growth of coarse hairs within the lesion.
Metered-dose inhalers are favored delivery method for asthma exacerbations
A study examines the efficacy of treating asthma with albuterol administered with metered-dose inhalers.
High CMV viral load at birth is tied to hearing loss
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is linked to hearing loss in affected children. An investigation looks into whether the viral load impacts this risk.
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