Must-read news from the week of May 23


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

This week’s top articles:

AAP advocates for increased action from White House, Congress on infant formula shortage

The AAP sent 2 letters to federal officials urging for immediate action to increase the supply of safe formula in the United States.

Helping children with ADHD readjust to in-person learning and socializing

Now that all children have returned to in-school learning and playing with their peers, some practical solutions to help those with ADHD achieve optimal academic and social success.

AAP announces recommendation of using non-stigmatizing terminology for substance use policy

Rachel H. Alinsky, MD, MPH, FAAP, spoke with Contemporary Pediatrics® about her newly released AAP policy statement advocating for the use of medically accurate, person-first terminology when discussing substance use.

How do pediatricians help patients cope with yet another school shooting?

Contemporary Pediatrics weighed in with Editorial Advisory Board member Emily Aron, MD, a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, about how pediatricians can guide parents in discussing traumatic events like the May 24, 2022 Robb Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

More articles from this week:

Regeneron reports evinacumab phase 3 results for children 5 to 11 years old with HoFH

Video lesson boosts skin-cancer awareness at school

The impact of vaccines on long COVID-19

Pfizer-BioNTech sees favorable results for third dose COVID-19 vaccine in children 6 months to 5 years

Health care professional burnout must be top national priority, surgeon general says

Donna Hallas details being chosen as a recipient of the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award

Cochlear implants benefit children with hearing loss and developmental delays, says study

Donna Hallas on formula shortage: breastfeed if able, contact pediatricians, do not hoard

Study finds association between longer duration of exclusive breastfeeding and childhood asthma protections

FDA Cites Manufacturing Deficiencies in Second Complete Response Letter for Verrica’s VP-102

Periconceptional Folic Acid Supplementation Decreases Risk of Preterm Birth in Epilepsy

How artificial intelligence can improve patient care

Across globe, 6.4 million physicians needed in 132 countries facing shortages

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