In case you missed it: July 26 to July 30

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

This week’s top articles included:

What the school year may hold

The Infectious Disease Society of America discussed keeping children and teenagers safe in the upcoming school year.

Improving flu shot rates in hospitalized children

Hospitalized children are often at risk of influenza morbidity and mortality, which means that influenza vaccination before discharge can help mitigate those risks. A study discusses how a quality improvement program could make a difference.

New report guides pediatricians on offering sexual education to children with disabilities

A guideline update from the American Academy of Pediatrics offers help to clinicians in guiding children and teenagers with disabilities through sexual development.

Using patient portals to improve flu shot rates

Patient portals can be a powerful communication tool for both clinician and family, but can they also be used to improve uptake of the annual influenza vaccine?