Must-read news from the week of November 7-11, 2022


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

One year since AAP declared mental health crisis: What's changed?

Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD, CEO of The REACH Institute, discusses how the mental health crisis in children has been addressed in the year since the crisis was declared by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The latest from the 2022 AAP National Conference and Exhibition

Learn about the most recent news discussed at the 2022 AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

Gearing up for a triple threat

Tina Q. Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, discussed the potential threat of a “triple epidemic” of RSV, influenza, and COVID-19, and how pediatricians can identify these viruses in their communities.

ADHD treatment should be changed if ineffective

In a recent study, children and adolescents with ADHD often had to change treatment in instances of ineffectiveness or complications.

Does stimulant medication for pediatric ADHD affect adult height?

A recent review found that multiple clinical trials indicated a reduction in adult height potential for children with long-term use of stimulant medication for treatment of ADHD, but other studies conflict with this data.

COVID-19 transmission during pregnancy rare

Infants born to mothers with COVID-19 infection during pregnancy often experienced positive birth outcomes from April 2020 to October 2020, and COVID-19 transmission was rare.

Just a little birthmark?

You are asked to evaluate a healthy 1.5-day-old girl who has a congenital red patch with coarse telangiectasias and a surrounding ring of pallor on the right shoulder. What's your diagnosis?

COVID-19 vaccine effective in adolescents

A real-world study determined the efficacy of mRNA vaccines for protection against COVID-19 in adolescents.

FDA: Do not use infant head shaping pillows

The US Food and Drug Administration has encouraged parents to avoid using infant head shaping pillows to manage head shaping conditions such as flat head syndrome or craniosynostosis.

Caffeine consumption during pregnancy could stunt childhood growth

A recent study found that children born to mothers who had consumed caffeine during pregnancy often had a reduced height during childhood compared with those born to mothers who had not consumed caffeine.

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