Rachael Zimlich, RN
Ms Zimlich is a freelance writer in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes regularly for Contemporary Pediatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Medical Economics.
New cancer care approach: Highmark’s cancer collaborative
Cancer care has made great strides in the U.S., but effective care is still too expensive and inaccessible for many Americans. Now, payers and providers at Highmark, Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins are launching a new model that could change cancer collaboration.
AAP recommends against codeine use
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is no longer recommending codeine use in children because it can be either ineffective or too effective—leading to respiratory depression and even death.
How sports specialization can hurt
While young athletes might be tempted to focus on just one sport and train hard, it may actually hurt their chances of long-term athletic success, according to a new report.
CDC announces 2016-17 flu vaccine changes
The CDC reaffirms its decision to pull the intranasal vaccine, but allow vaccination in egg-allergic individuals.
Coding, careful planning can reduce vaccine-associated losses
Practices that scrutinize vaccine costs and plan ahead may not make much off of vaccinations, but could cut some of their losses.
Oral immunotherapy shows promise for treating peanut allergies
Food allergies affect many children, with peanut allergies being the most prominent and recognized. Fears over accidental exposure have led some parents to homeschool their kids, despite the fact that many schools across the United States are now “peanut-free” zones.
How to manage pediatric celiac disease
Ongoing lab tests and assessments are important in the management of pediatric celiac patients, according to newly released guidelines.
Flu vaccine recommendations for the 2016 - 2017 season
Egg allergies are no longer a contraindication for influenza vaccination, but intranasal mists won’t be an alternative for the shot during this year’s flu season, either, according to new recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
AAP recommends medication-assisted therapy for adolescent opioid addiction
Opioid abuse rates have reached epidemic proportions, doubling since the 1990s, and—despite the documented success of medication-assisted therapies in treating opioid addiction—less than half of teens with opioid abuse disorders receive such treatment.
NIH closes in on development of a universal flu vaccine
New research confirms that humans can make antibodies to neutralize several strains of influenza A, according to new study.


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