Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Website aims to help physicians increase transparency

9/12/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Only 30 physicians so far have posted personal information on a new "Who's My Doctor" website, but George Washington University physician Leana Wen told the TEDMED conference it is an important tool f… Read More

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief

News for physicians caring for the seriously ill

Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Scholarships available for HPM Lectures

9/12/2014

The AAHPM Hospice and Palliative Medicine Lecture Series application is open, this scholarship provides support to members who have been accepted to present on palliative care or hospice topics at oth… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Weight-loss drug Contrave wins FDA approval

9/11/2014

  • San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Bloomberg Businessweek

The FDA has approved Orexigen Therapeutics' oral drug Contrave, a combination of bupropion and naltrexone, for use in chronic weight management along with a low-calorie diet and exercise. The drug is … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Youths with psychiatric problems are more prone to schizophrenia

9/11/2014

  • MedWire News (U.K.)

Young adults who were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder as children or teens had an increased likelihood of developing schizophrenia compared with those without early psychiatric diagnosis, Danish… Read More

American College of Cardiology Quality First SmartBrief (A Service of the PINNACLE Network)

Quality care news for cardiologists and other medical professionals

American College of Cardiology Quality First SmartBrief (A Service of the PINNACLE Network)

Published in partnership with: American College of Cardiology

EDs lack standardized infection-control policies, study says

9/11/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

Columbia University researchers said a lack of uniform infection-control practices in hospital emergency departments makes it difficult to determine compliance and quality improvement. The report in t… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Researchers developing electronic skin to find lumps in breasts

9/12/2014

  • NewKerala.com (India)

A study in the journal ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces found that an electronic skin that is capable of "feeling" and imaging small objects shows promise in detecting breast cancer early. The pol… Read More

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

News for the orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics profession

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association

Advanced technologies hold hope for spinal cord injury patients

9/11/2014

  • Brain Blogger

Patients with spinal cord injuries may be closer to being able to walk with the introduction of advanced technologies, such as the Ekso, ReWalk, HAL, Indego and Rex robotic systems, according to this … Read More

ASDS Skin Source SmartBrief

News for and about dermatologic surgeons

ASDS Skin Source SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Combo treatment effectively rejuvenates aging faces

9/9/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Combining midface augmentation, extended sub-superficial musculoaponeurotic system rhytidectomy and full-face erbium:YAG resurfacing effectively rejuvenated facial features of 21 women 58 to 71, a ret… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Open Payments deadline for error reporting extended

9/10/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The CMS has moved the Open Payments system deadline for error review submissions to midnight Thursday. Hospitals and doctors may raise concerns after that date, but only disputes presented by the dead… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Towering Great Dane Zeus dies at age 5

9/12/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

Zeus, a Great Dane who gained notoriety as the tallest dog in the world, has died just months before his sixth birthday. Guinness World Records crowned Zeus the tallest living dog and the tallest dog … Read More

AWHONN SmartBrief

News on the health of women and newborns

AWHONN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Association of Women's Health, OBG and Neonatal Nurses

How healthy is your workplace?

9/12/2014

A healthy work environment helps to promote effective delivery of care, prevent medical errors and reduce stress among staff. Use the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Web-based Healthy Wor… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

U.S. shows decline in diabetic foot infections

9/12/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The proportion of discharges for diabetic foot infections in the U.S. showed an 11% reduction between 1996 and 2010, researchers reported at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Che… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea doesn't affect long-term sleep

9/9/2014

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Premature infants who were treated with caffeine for apnea were no more likely to have sleep problems between ages 5 and 12 than those who did not receive such treatment, a study showed. However, rese… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Higher blood pressure in morning may raise risks, study says

9/10/2014

  • MedWire News (U.K.)

Hypertensive patients on medication who report increased blood pressure readings in the mornings at home may be at higher risk of a cardiovascular event, according to a study in Japan reported in the … Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Surgeons replace part of man's skull with 3D-printed cap

9/12/2014

  • Business Insider

Surgeons in China replaced part of a man's skull crushed in an accident with 3D-printed titanium mesh during a late August surgery. The implant was modeled after the right side of the patient's head t… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Survey looks at trends in cardiology pay, volume

9/9/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

The median salary for cardiologists fell 8% between 2012 and 2013, according to data from MedAxiom, with specialty and practice type playing a role. The study also noted changes in procedural volume, … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Each day in hospital may increase infection risk, study says

9/12/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

A University of Utah study found a 1% increase in risk of infection with a multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogen for each day spent in the hospital. The study reported at the Interscience Confere… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Agents may protect neurons against TBI effects

9/11/2014

  • MedicalXpress.com

A study in the journal Cell Reports reveals that a class of compounds known as the P7C3 series can protect brain cells from damage caused by a blast injury. Research modified the agent and treated mic… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Routine hemoglobin testing after laparoscopic hysterectomy is unnecessary

9/10/2014

  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Routine hemoglobin testing does not dictate postoperative care following total laparoscopic hysterectomy and should be reserved for patients experiencing signs or symptoms of hemodynamic compromise. Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Low birth weight, premature birth may have lasting effects

9/1/2014

  • HealthDay News

Research published in the journal Pediatrics involving more than 1,200 infants born in Iceland showed that smaller birth size was associated with reduced brain volume and function late in life, althou… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Pain experts discuss growth of interventional pain medicine

9/10/2014

  • eMPR.com

Interventional pain medicine is a growing specialty that may help reduce the use of controlled substances and aid diagnostics and treatments, according to an expert panel at PAINWeek 2014. Dr. Sanford… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Raising awareness about sudden cardiac arrest in children

9/10/2014

  • NBC News

Cardiomyopathy afflicts 30,000 U.S. children, and, although rare, it can be devastating because it can cause sudden cardiac arrest. The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation is raising awareness and de… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Anatomy class can be obstacle in path of high-paying RN jobs

9/8/2014

  • National Public Radio

The nursing school course Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology can be one of the most difficult for students who want nursing jobs. The Human Anatomy and Physiology Society found that only about hal… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Report: Chiropractic wellness model yields benefits

9/11/2014

  • Chiropractic Economics

On-site chiropractic care provided by Cultivate by Standard Process showed statistically and clinically significant reductions in long-term health risks in employees. Data over 10 years show improveme… Read More