Rachael Zimlich, RN
Ms Zimlich is a freelance writer in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes regularly for Contemporary Pediatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Medical Economics.
AAP advocates individualized preterm counseling
Individualized parental counseling focused on presenting a wide range of information and options is key factor in effective collaborative care for extremely preterm infants, says AAP.
Catching and treating MDD in teens
Adolescents can benefit from early screening and treatment of major depressive disorder initiated in their pediatrician’s office, according to a new draft recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force.
Oxycontin for kids: As terrible as you think?
After the FDA endorsement, people worried that prescription abuse would rise and others felt like no real change would occur.
Winning the binge drinking battle
A new report offers new information of what influences children's behavior toward alcohol and what pediatricians can do to curb underage drinking.
Benzodiazepine use in older COPD patients may not be ideal
Benzodiazepine use in COPD patients linked to increased exacerbation, according to study out of Canada.
Health apps beneficial to help prevent COPD exacerbation
A new report indicates the successes of early interventions through digital health applications to help manage COPD.
Opening up the emergency contraception talk
Since its approval nearly 20 years ago, emergency contraception therapies have changed a lot. One in 5 physicians hesitates to discuss them with their patients, but a new bulletin from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks to open the discussion.
Health habits in adolescence impact future health
Adolescents who don’t get the healthcare they need become adults with poor health outcomes—and the problem doesn’t only boil down to cost.
Do mood disorders in teens increase CVD risk?
A new report examines whether or not adolescents with mood disorders also face an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
CDC updates recommendations for 2015-2016 flu season
After a poor matchup to circulating viruses in the 2014-2015 season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new vaccine for this year, along with updated administration guidelines.

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