- 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. Last year, we initiated a strategy to amplify important contributions to the field culminating in the inaugural JAH Distinguished Dozen . The process of selection of articles is based on results of peer review. JAH now asks all peer reviewers, “Does this manuscript merit special consideration in the journal's monthly and/or annual collections of particularly important research?” Reviewers who responded affirmatively are provided with the opportunity to offer 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.
- Weight restoration and nutritional management of adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) are essential parts of treatment. Without it, adolescents may face serious or even fatal medical complications . Starvation-induced cognitive deficits make it challenging to do psychological intervention. Therefore, one cannot effectively treat adolescents with AN without first restoring their body weight. Although this is a fundamental component of treatment, the principles of nutritional rehabilitation have received little attention, and current practice is based largely on experience and consensus rather than on published evidence.