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Must-read news from the week of June 20

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

This week’s top articles:

Keeping children calm and comfortable at pediatric-exclusive hospitals

In a video for Contemporary Pediatrics®, Tina Q. Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, discusses how the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Illinois, caters to their pediatric patients in an effort to keep them de-stressed and comfortable.

Data shows no increase in pediatric hepatitis, adenovirus 40/41 compared to pre-pandemic levels

Data from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed that there was no demonstrated increase in pediatric hepatitis or adenovirus 40/41 above pre-COVID-19 pandemic baseline levels.

FDA approves Merck pneumococcal 15-valent conjugate vaccine for ages 6 weeks through 17 years

The FDA today approved the pneumococcal 15-valent conjugate vaccine for the prevention of invasive pneumococcal disease in infants and children.

AAP launches PSA on COVID-19 vaccine education for youngest children

Recently, the AAP announced the launch of a public health campaign to educate caregivers on the benefits of vaccinating all ages.

More articles from this week:

Pediatric Dermatology Cases: What's the Diagnosis?

Optimize outcomes for pediatric patients who need infusion therapy

Isotretinoin AEs By The Numbers

Berberine promising therapy to treat vulvovaginal candidiasis

This week from the AAP: updated infant sleep recommendations

Mental health during pandemics: prevalence and risk factors

In pediatric type 1 diabetes, race, income, insurance remain barriers to insulin pump use

Obesity in adolescence could raise type 1 diabetes risk in adulthood

Medicare could save billions buying generics through Mark Cuban prescription drug company

Annual World’s Largest Swimming Lesson event hosted today in 14 countries and 42 US states

What pediatric providers can do to help with period poverty

Cortical/cerebral visual impairment: Getting to the heart of pediatric vision loss and blindness

Against COVID-19, both natural and vaccination-mediated protection wane over time