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Rachael Zimlich, RN
Ms Zimlich is a freelance writer in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes regularly for Contemporary Pediatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Medical Economics.
Major vaccines addressed in updated ACIP guidelines
There are some notable revisions in 2018 to recommendations concerning hepatitis B vaccination for newborns and a third dose of mumps-containing vaccines, among others.
Alternative medicine guidelines get an update
One in 10 children and teens are using complementary medicine, but they and their parents seldom include pediatricians in their plans. A new report offers guidance on complementary therapies and how to talk to clients about them.
Ineffective, but still prominent: Abstinence-only sex education
Abstinence-only education is ineffective and unethical, according to a new position paper, but is still the primary method of sexual education used in many parts of the country.
How you can help reduce trans teens' high-risk behaviors
Pediatricians may be the first or only resource for some trans or gender nonconforming youths, and it’s important to offer them support and resources, particularly when it comes to navigating all-too-common high-risk behaviors.
Latest CDC report on teen sexuality trends
Adolescent pregnancy rates are at an all-time low, and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that there have been significant changes to adolescent sexuality over the last 2 decades.
Using a new tool to predict risk of BD in kids with parents who have BD
A new online tool may help clinicians predict if a child of a parent with bipolar disorder (BD) will follow in their footsteps
Impact of early drunkenness on increased mortality
Research has long tied alcohol use to early mortality, but a new study reveals how age at first drunkenness alone can impact mortality.
Top factors in car accidents involving children
Car accidents are the top cause of death in children under age 15, and restraints were either not used or improperly used in nearly half of those fatal crashes, according to a new report.
Immunotherapy treats Ca based on genetic feature
The FDA has approved pembrolizumab (Keytruda) for treating any solid tumors that exhibit DNA mismatch repair deficiency.
Three top criticisms against CMS’ overall hospital star ratings
Stakeholders say CMS’ hospital overall star ratings are biased and can unfairly damage the reputations of good hospitals.