- The Journal of Adolescent Health (JAH) is the official publication of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. One of the Society's primary goals is the development, synthesis, and dissemination of scientific and scholarly knowledge unique to the health needs of young people. To amplify important contributions to the field, beginning in 2020, JAH asked all peer reviewers, “Does the manuscript merit special consideration in the Journal's monthly and/or annual collections of particularly important research?” Reviewers who responded affirmatively were provided with the opportunity to enter explanatory comments.
- Sharing information is invaluable if we are to save the lives of our patients and halt the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic as quickly as possible. The article by Davis et al.  provides the experience and response from one of Singapore's largest public pediatric tertiary care eating disorders programs on the COVID-19 pandemic. The clinical information shared in this article offers insights into the challenges of caring for adolescents with eating disorders in this environment and imparts suggestions on how to mitigate some of these challenges in an effort to provide the best care possible for adolescents with these disorders and their families.
- Bone health in the setting of nutritional deficiency from anorexia nervosa (AN) has been intensely studied over the past two decades. Unfortunately, the peak incidence of eating disorders and time for acquisition of peak bone mass coincide during adolescence. Given that over one-half of the adult skeleton is accrued during this developmental period , there is understandable concern that AN threatens genetic peak bone mass attainment and causes lasting skeletal deficits into adulthood. The mechanisms behind AN's impact on the skeleton are multifactorial.
- Vitamin D remains an intensely debated and investigated topic; the roots of which are firmly planted in skeletal health and mineral metabolism. The role—or the question of the role—of vitamin D, however, is branching out widely to encompass many nonskeletal disorders. Observational studies provide support for an association between an individual's vitamin D status and immune function, cancer, pain, asthma, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, leading many to suggest oral vitamin D supplementation for preventive and/or therapeutic benefit for these disorders [1–3].