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It was a very busy week for the Contemporary Pediatrics team.
This week’s top articles included:
Teenagers all over the United States have been taught to not drink and drive, but ongoing legalization of cannabis can add a new wrinkle. An investigation examines just how much cannabis could impair driving.
Originally marketed to help adults quit smoking, electronic nicotine delivery systems have also been seen as a way of getting teenagers hooked on nicotine. An investigation offers some insight.
A healthy 16-year-old girl presented with asymptomatic lesions she had at birth. Examination revealed a 15 cm well-demarcated light brown hyperpigmented background patch localized to the right inguinal skin-fold and, within it, café-au-lait macules and patches, greater than 1.5 cm, with diffuse freckling.
With the United States still in the throes of a pandemic, nearly 400 pediatric health care providers share their struggles in getting patients back to the office, advocating for a COVID-19 vaccine, and working their way toward optimism in the face of the biggest health care challenge of their lives.