In case you missed it: October 11 to 15

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

This week’s top articles included:

It takes a village: Community interventions to address teen e-cigarette use

At the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, Maria Rahmandar, MD, FAAP, reviews issues surrounding teen e-cigarette use in schools, along with methods to help teens quit.

Reaching teens on sexual health through telehealth

Telehealth offers a whole new way to reach out to adolescent patients for critical conversations on sexual health, according to a session at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

Persistent foot and leg swelling in a 17-year-old female

A 17-year-old girl presents with a 2-year history of unilateral swelling of the left lower extremity as well as a poorly healed ankle sprain of the affected extremity 3 years prior that slowly resolved but left persistent swelling. What's the diagnosis?

Available biologics for treating asthma and allergic skin disease

In cases of poorly controlled disease, even with good medication adherence, it might make sense to turn to biologics. A presentation at the virtual 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition covered biologics available for treating asthma and allergic skin disease.