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 recommendation for MenB vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices discussed vaccination for serogroup B meningococcal disease (MenB) at its June 2015 meeting and voted its recommendation. What does ACIP’s decision mean for your practice?
AAP shifts focus for managing child obesity
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has unveiled new recommendations for pediatricians treating children and adolescents who have become obese.
Pioneering treatment for pediatric migraine
Migraines in children have been associated with anxiety and depression as well as physical and psychiatric morbidity. How can a new intervention for pediatric migraine improve and potentially eliminate these headache symptoms in the pediatric/adolescent population?
New guidance issued for CMD management
Clinicians caring for children with congenital muscular dystrophy (CMD) now have new evidence-based recommendations to guide their evaluation, diagnosis, and management of the disease in pediatric patients.
New therapy to fight pediatric hypoglycemia
For parents of a child with type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia can be a scary—and fatal—complication, but a treatment is in development that gives parents and caregivers a new way to keep glucose levels in check.
Marijuana legalization puts kids in harm’s way
While debates about marijuana legalization tend to center on morality, commerce, or political party guidelines, a new study reveals a bigger issue that directly affects millions of US children.
What’s new in the head lice arsenal?
As the summer months approach and the likelihood of transmission of head lice at summer sporting events and campouts looms, the American Academy of Pediatrics has updated its clinical guidance report on head lice management. Here’s why the AAP wants pediatricians to become more involved in the diagnosis and treatment of pediculosis.
Clinical trial tests tool that sees tumor cells
Brain tumors are one of the most common pediatric cancers alongside leukemia and neuroblastoma. Now a new clinical trial aims to help surgeons better identify and remove tumor cells from healthy brain tissue for safer curative outcomes in children.
Impact of new tool on dosing pediatric meds
Something as basic as obtaining an accurate weight on a young patient can be a monumental task in disadvantaged areas, or in emergency situations. Yet accurate weights are critical in terms of medication dosing, fluid volumes, device sizing, and many other treatments and applications.