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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.
Tackling the flu and RSV
Every pediatrician has experience with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but there are still many cases in which these illnesses are misdiagnosed or mismanaged.
What’s new, what’s changed on the vaccine front
It’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest news about vaccines, particularly when so many parents today are questioning the safety and necessity of vaccinations.
Bright Futures update focuses on health promotion, social determinants
When it comes to setting the tone for wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention, Bright Futures is a valuable resource for both clinicians and families.
Tuberculosis: What to do and when to call for help
While tuberculosis is not something all pediatricians see in daily practice, it remains a threat in some populations, and pediatricians should be aware of the risk factors and diagnostic recommendations.
Hematuria and proteinuria: Commonplace or cause for concern?
Although pediatricians should no longer be routinely performing universal urine screenings in children, there are times that urinalysis is performed and abnormal results are found.
Bullied teens are more likely to access a loaded gun
Guns already contribute to too many injuries and deaths among teenagers, and a recent report suggests that adolescents who are bullied at school might be more likely to access a loaded gun than their peers.
Seniors still make up the bulk of flu cases, hospitalizations
Those age 65 and older faced the most cases of the flu and were most often hospitalized during the 2016-17 season, according to new CDC data.
Caterpillars may edge out chicken eggs for vaccine production
Regardless of whether the chicken or the egg came first, the caterpillar may have the edge when it comes to vaccine production, a new report finds.
Three crucial skills for healthcare leaders in turbulent times
Three crucial skills for healthcare leaders in turbulent times
Clinical experience and business acumen are important factors in a successful healthcare leader, but the ability to accept change and help an organization adapt are perhaps the most critical.
Dental problems may play a role in RAOM
Pediatricians may want to consider taking a look inside the mouth of a child with recurrent acute otitis media. A new study from Italy reveals that repairing dental malocclusion may have positive effects on a child’s eustachian tube function and the number of episodes of acute otitis media (AOM) they have.

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