Rachael Zimlich, RN, BSN

Rachael Zimlich is a freelance writer in Cleveland, Ohio. She writes regularly for Contemporary Pediatrics, Managed Healthcare Executive, and Medical Economics.


Calls for better research after USPSTF issues recommendation statement against routine eating disorder screening

April 13, 2022

The recent recommendation statement from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that routine screening for eating disorders aren’t needed for teenagers with normal growth and weight was met with displeasure by experts in the field.

CDC, AAP update developmental surveillance tools

March 16, 2022

The “Learn the Signs, Act Early” Program, an effort of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), updates developmental surveillance tools to promote timely surveillance and intervention.

Experts call for better newborn screening to take advantage of novel therapies

February 16, 2022

Many new therapies have been developed over the past decade to treat disorders that are often present at birth and early treatment can lead to better outcomes. However, the screenings for newborns have been slow to adapt.

Taking on flu shot misconceptions

February 08, 2022

A new poll suggests that misconceptions about the flu vaccine are at a three-year high, despite the fact that more patients seem to be receiving the vaccine. Find out what physicians can do to clear the air.