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Rachael Zimlich, RN
Rachael Zimlich is a freelance writer in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes regularly for Contemporary Pediatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Medical Economics.
New shingles vaccine approved, recommended highly by ACIP
There is a new vaccine against shingles, and ACIP has recommended that it replace its predecessor.
New program aims to streamline vaccine reporting, administration
A new program developed with the support of CDC aims to streamline vaccine-related functions in EHRs to make administration and reporting easier for clinicians.
New training track may aid primary care residents with HIV management
Declining numbers of physicians are entering infectious disease care, but patients with HIV are living longer. A new report proposes a different kind of training track.
Is the UN’s goal to end AIDS by 2030 realistic?
While some third-world nations are making great strides, recent reports suggest massive funding efforts are yielding small results in other parts of the world.
How to transition adolescents with diabetes from pediatric to adult care
With planning, transitioning teenagers from pediatric care to adult care for their diabetes doesn’t have to be stressful for either patient or provider.
Holistic care, behavior contracts improve HIV patient outcomes
Two new reports investigate the impact of behaviors and comorbidities and how they affect health outcomes in HIV patients.
Study investigates causes of and remedies for HIV care disruptions
Many patients with HIV experience interruptions in care at some point in their disease.
How to help kids face trauma
Many children face trauma at some point in their lives, but training on resilience and open communication can help.
ACIP issues recommendations on flu vaccine, third dose of MMR
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is reporting that despite the lack of an intranasal option, there has been no substantial decline in flu vaccination among children.
Anxiety could be the major culprit in postvaccination presyncope
A new study reviewing whether drinking water before vaccination could help dispel feelings of postvaccination dizziness found instead that anxiety before the shot may be a bigger factor.