Rachael Zimlich, RN
Ms Zimlich is a freelance writer in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes regularly for Contemporary Pediatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Medical Economics.
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"?
Researchers isolate cells that weaken immune response to cancer
Study provides new insight on isolating and suppressing immune cells that could play a vital role in inhibiting other immunotherapy efforts against cancer.
Study: Safety, components concerns spur vaccine hesitancy
Researchers find callers to a national health center were most concerned about the safety and components of vaccines based largely on old information.
How obesity and related conditions are skyrocketing
Obesity is rising in children and teens, according to a new report, but other health problems tied to obesity are increasing, too.
AAP offers guidance for nonpharmacologic mental health care
In its first-ever guidance on non-pharmacological interventions for pediatric mental health disorders, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides guidance, as well as a roadmap for future advocacy work.
As Arkansas outbreak ends, third MMR dose debate renewed
The prevalence of mumps in the state is reinvigorating the question about whether a third dose of measles, mumps and rubella vaccination is warranted.
Study: Saliva test shows promise in checking immunity status
Saliva-based testing may be just as effective as serum in assessing antibodies against infections like community-acquired pneumonia, according to a new UK study.
Primary care takes on HIV and its co-infections
With limited access to specialty care, HIV patients are seeking treatment from primary care physicians for management of HIV and co-infections.
Few primary care physicians offer pre-HIV exposure prophylaxis
Pre-exposure prophylaxis is highly effective in preventing HIV transmission in high-risk individuals, but only about a third of PCPs recommend the treatment.
Community support key to managing chronic HIV
HIV/AIDS is more of a chronic condition than a fatal diagnosis these days, but patients still need access to ongoing support and services.

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