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Must-read news from the week of June 27

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

This week’s top articles:

Dermatological conditions and the relationship to self-image

It is important for pediatric and family nurse practitioners caring for patients with dermatological conditions to be comfortable talking about the conditions with children, adolescents, and their parents.

Lisa Arkin, MD: managing vitiligo in pediatric patients

Dr. Arkin speaks to how the psychological burdens of vitiligo can be exacerbated in younger patients, and what anticipated approvals such as ruxolitinib cream could mean for pediatric populations.

AAP urges school preparedness for medical emergencies

The AAP recently updated their recommendations urging schools to be prepared for emergency medical situations including seizures, diabetes, allergies/anaphylaxis, mental health, substance use, or asthma.

Evaluating new atopic dermatitis medications for children

At the 2022 Maui Derm NP+PA meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, a discussion of the newest biologics and how to "mix and match" medications and algorithms.

More articles from this week:

Breastfeeding reduces the severity of LRTIs in infants

Tralokinumab benefits adolescent eczema patient-reported outcomes at 16 weeks

Pediatric dermatology update: 2022’s top studies

Pharmacies limiting Plan B purchases after Roe v. Wade reversal

FDA approves treatment for chronic weight management in adolescents aged 12 years and older

FDA issues warning for neck floats used for water therapy

Acne in Skin of Color Patients: Preventing PIH

Supreme Court Issues Ruling on Opioid Prescriptions

How to identify common pediatric vulvar conditions

Not just abortion: How the demise of Roe v Wade may impact fertility care

Meena Julapalli, MD, gets ready for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology conference

Between the lines: central precocious puberty

Consider mental health concerns in teens with acne

Solving the physician shortage

Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine efficacy against Omicron in children 5-11 years