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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.
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.
Patient prompts can increase flu shot rates nearly 40%
A simple prompt reminding patients of their flu shot was found to be highly effective in a trial run at the University of Pennsylvania.
Early viral infection may contribute to celiac development
Researchers believe a vaccine could be developed to prevent the formation of celiac disease and possibly other autoimmune disorders.
Risk of depression jumps for teens and young adults
Researchers aren’t certain why adolescent depression rates are on the rise, but they do know that treatment rates are not growing along with increased prevalence, according to a new report.
Refugee children deserve compassionate care
Pediatricians can help children fleeing to the United States with medical and social needs, as well as acting as their advocate.
New C-suite position to watch: Chief experience officers
New C-suite position to watch: Chief experience officers
Chief experience officers improve the patient experience—and the experience of caregivers.
Researchers target potent HIV antibodies in new study
The newly discovered antibodies can fight nearly every strain of HIV in existence, according to study authors.
Physician groups brace for vaccine questions amid Trump presidency
Between public skepticism on vaccinations and provisions of the American Health Care Act, some representing physicians are voicing concern.
How residents are increasingly feeling burnout
Burnout may seem like a problem seen only in physicians later in their careers, but a recent report shows that burnout can be just as likely in those just beginning their careers.
What is ‘consent by proxy’ for medical care?
More children are being brought to pediatricians for nonurgent care by adults who are not their legal guardians. What can a pediatrician do to reduce his or her risk of liability when treating children with "consent by proxy"?