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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.
Unvaccinated adult travelers pose measles risk
Adults who don’t know they need or refuse measles vaccinations before international travel introduce more than half of new U.S. measles cases.
MIT researchers develop one-shot vaccine series
Imagine if you could administer an entire vaccine series in just one shot. That technology might be on the horizon, thanks to researchers at MIT.
Earlier interventions for hearing loss can benefit language outcomes
A recent study examines the effects of early treatment for infants with hearing loss on development of language skills.
Vitamin D supplementation in nursing mothers and infants
There are challenges to defining normal or healthy levels of vitamin D. The question, therefore, is whether to recommend vitamin D supplementation for breastfeeding mothers, their breastfed infants, or both.
Herbs are helpful, but use with caution in children
More and more parents are using herbal medications to manage their children’s health conditions, but which ones are safe and how are they used?
Diagnosing and managing otitis media
A common problem in young children, ear infections often are the subject of debate when it comes to management techniques.
Obesity prevention doesn’t have to be expensive
Obesity can be a difficult—and costly—issue to manage, but there is new evidence to help make interventions to fight obesity more effective and less expensive.
How to spot brain and skin spots, and how to manage them
When is a spot not just a spot? Children can sprout a variety of discolorations, and it takes a trained eye to know when to investigate further.
Universal autism screening and early intervention supported by AAP
Despite recommendations from federal overseers that universal autism screening has little benefit, experts in autism remain steadfast in their belief that early screening and intervention improves outcomes.
Talk the talk: Early language exposure impacts brain development
It’s no secret that babies love to look at their parents’ faces and hear their voices, but pediatricians are now being challenged to help parents understand that what they say to their children in the first years of their life can have a lasting effect on their brain development and scholastic achievement.

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