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Rachael Zimlich, RN
Rachael Zimlich is a freelance writer in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes regularly for Contemporary Pediatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Medical Economics.
Vaccine refusal impacts other routine care
Patients who refuse vaccines or use alternate schedules are less likely to make routine appointments, according to a new report.
Vaccination is still key to preventing flu
The American Academy of Pediatrics stresses the importance of vaccinating all children aged older than 6 months early in the season for the best flu protection.
Treatment investigated to prevent blood-clotting disorders
A new subcutaneous therapy could offer a promising solution to a bleeding disorder in both children and adults.
Personalized and costly, but new ALL treatment offers hope
A new customized therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) offers high remission rates but at a substantial cost, and only at specialized cancer centers.
USPSTF finalizes recommendation on vision screening in children
Despite a lack of consensus on the importance of screening infants for vision problems, there is proof that screening preschoolers can catch serious problems and allow for corrections to prevent permanent vision loss.
The price of surviving childhood cancer
Surviving cancer is challenging enough, but now a recent report highlights the fact that survivors face double the chronic health challenges of the general population as a result of curative cancer therapies.
Five ways to increase physician engagement
One expert says incentive programs to motivate physicians miss the mark. Here’s what he recommends instead.
Program uses provider, patient incentives to fight opioid epidemic
Providers are coming up short when it comes to HEDIS measures related to substance abuse. Here’s how one health plan is changing that.
Top strategy plans, providers can use to motivate member behavior changes
As the healthcare system shifts from a focus on employee-based plans to consumer-based plans, insurers have to find new ways to engage and motivate members.
Effects of body modification are more than just skin deep
AAP’s first ever clinical report on body modification guides pediatricians on medical precautions and counseling practices.

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