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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.
Researchers call on ACIP to update tetanus schedule
A new report states that updating current vaccination guidelines could save nearly $300 million annually.
Nurse practitioner-managed practices thrive in vaccinating seniors
According to a new study, two clinics found that several initiatives enacted in those practices led to higher than average vaccine uptake among senior citizens.
Early exposure to infection may benefit preterm infants
A new study detailing the impact of early infection, antibiotics, and vaccines in preterm infants also offers hope that new vaccine therapies could help decrease sepsis and long-term damage in this vulnerable population.
Why children with diabetes are at risk for disordered eating
Patients with diabetes are at risk for developing inappropriate relationships with food, according to new research, highlighting the need for healthcare providers to provide more psychosocial support to this population.
How physicians can utilize National Immunization Awareness Month
This is a good time for practices to revisit vaccines and remind staff and patients about the importance of immunization education.
Experts warn against alternate vaccination schedules
There are dangers in straying from vaccine recommendations, so physicians play a critical part in educating patients.
Maternal antibodies may dampen infant's response to early vaccines
Antibodies passed during the third trimester to babies may weaken the infant's response to vaccines in the first few months of life, a new study finds.
More pregnant mothers are getting vaccinated against pertussis
An increasing number of expectant mothers are following through on the recommendation with physician advocacy serving as a key factor, a recent study says.
Parental knowledge, physician support key to HPV vaccine uptake
Parental knowledge and provider support are key factors in increasing acceptance and uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among parents of boys, according to a new report.
Adults know needed vaccines, but skip them anyway
A new report says the key to increasing adult vaccine compliance may lie in a simple suggestion from a physician.