In case you missed it: March 28 to April 1

A look at what the Contemporary Pediatrics team covered this week.

This week’s top articles included:

Was the Delta spike in pediatric cases linked to more severe illness?

Was the spike in pediatric cases during the Delta wave of COVID-19 linked to an increase in severe illness? A report offers some answers.

An interview with Dana Suskind, MD, author of Parent Nation: Unlocking Every Child's Potential, Fulfilling Society's Promise

Dana Suskind, founder and co-director of the TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health, Director of the Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, and professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago in Illinois, discusses her new book, published by Dutton/Penguin, focused on how parents can raise children who are well-developed in their cognitive and socioemotional skills.

How parents and teens address mental health concerns

Mental health concerns for children have been greatly exacerbated by the pandemic. A new poll asked parents about their experiences with their teenager’s mental health.

Looking at race and ethnicity in clinical trials

Creating a heterogenous cohort in pediatric clinical trials aids in the generalizing of the results and helps ensure that data of efficacy and safety are more accurate. A report looks at data from the past 10 years to see how often race/ethnicity are reported and whether there has been improved inclusion of non-White children.