In case you missed it: January 3 to 7

It was a very busy week for the Contemporary Pediatrics team.

This week’s top articles included:

FDA authorizes COVID-19 booster for kids 12-15

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made multiple changes to the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

Who is at risk of Medicaid coverage disruption

Loss of coverage may lead to negative outcomes. A report scrutinizes who is likely to suffer coverage disruption and what the costs of it are.

Do repeated head injuries during play impact cognition and behavior?

Repeated concussions have been linked to severe negative neurological outcomes. Is there a similar experience with repeated impacts on the head during contact sports?

Reducing intravenous opioid duration with acetaminophen

Clinicians are seeking ways to reduce opioid exposure in a variety of settings. Could the use of acetaminophen before opioid use reduce opioid treatment duration in the inpatient setting?