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 challenges emerge
Caring for survivors and finding best practices for new treatments
Is the IQ-increasing power of breastfeeding overexagerrated?
Breastfeeding may not make smarter babies, according to a new report from the UK, but CDC says it still makes healthier babies overall and hospitals have more work to do in order to provide optimal support for nursing mothers.
Inhaled corticosteroids may stunt growth in infants with asthma
Lead researcher says next step is to evaluate effects in older children for longer period of time.
How to counsel patients after sexual assault
Roughly a quarter of all college students are sexually victimized in some way, but many will never report their crime. Pediatricians can counsel college-bound patients about the risks and prevention strategies, and should learn to recognize the signs of unreported abuse.
AAP care recommendations for foster care children
Children in foster care suffer from a wide range of physical, emotional, and developmental impairments but generally receive inadequate care before, during, and after foster care placement. Early and frequent intervention by pediatricians is key to mitigating the trauma these children suffer and to improve long-term outcomes.
Redefining pediatric malnutrition to improve treatment
Malnutrition among pediatric patients is an ongoing problem that is often underdiagnosed. A new report examines alternate methods for recognizing malnutrition beyond anthropometric percentiles.
Fast food consumption rate shocks experts
A third of US children and teens eat fast food daily, and more than 12% consume nearly half of their daily calories from fast food, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Good gut bacteria might prevent asthma development
Researchers in study of gut dysbiosis in infants say new finding could potentially yield a microbe-based asthma preventive treatment.
So your health plan has decided to outsource, now what?
Coming to a decision to outsource business processes is one thing. Deciding which services to outsource is another.

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