Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Many older adults still get cancer screening, study says

8/19/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

University of North Carolina researchers analyzed data on 27,404 adults ages 65 and older and found many with a life expectancy of less than nine years had undergone tests for colorectal, prostate, br… 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

Hospices in 4 Md. counties create community-based model

8/15/2014

  • Star-Democrat (Easton, Md.), The

Hospices in four Maryland counties have agreed to switch to a community-based model to expand their services. The hospices will coordinate care with other health practitioners and facilities, includin… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

NSAIDs may lower breast-cancer recurrence in overweight women

8/19/2014

  • Reuters

A study in the journal Cancer Research found that overweight and obese women who regularly took nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs had a lower incidence of breast-cancer recurrence than nonusers. Fo… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Fewer adverse drug events seen with MU, study finds

8/19/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

A study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality revealed hospitals that adopted meaningful use medication management strategies, including computerized provider order entry technology, achie… 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

ACOs hold promise, but challenges remain

8/18/2014

  • Forbes

The accountable care organization model holds great promise to transform the U.S. health care system, but obstacles to realizing the full potential of the model include changing an entrenched payment … Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

HHS to respond to complaints that high co-pays are discriminatory

8/18/2014

  • Hill, The
  • ABC News

The HHS is preparing a response to complaints from the AIDS Institute, the National Health Law Program and other patient advocacy groups that health insurers are violating Affordable Care Act provisio… 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

Study: 2010 polio outbreak may have been mutant strain

8/19/2014

  • Yahoo

Researchers said the 2010 polio outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which killed almost half of infected patients, may have been caused by a mutated virus unaffected by vaccines. The rep… 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

FDA warns against using Expression injectable as a dermal filler

8/12/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

The injectable hyaluronic acid Expression can cause side effects when used as a wrinkle filler, including swelling, erythema, bruising and the development of hard nodules, the FDA said in a safety ale… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Study: CT has an edge over SPECT perfusion scanning for coronary disease

8/18/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Used to identify coronary artery disease, myocardial CT perfusion scans had greater diagnostic value than SPECT, according to data reported in Radiology. The researchers looked at rest and adenosine s… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Have you checked your pet's chip?

8/19/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

The AVMA and the American Animal Hospital Association established Check the Chip Day -- Aug. 15 -- to remind pet owners of the importance of keeping microchip information up to date. Microchips are ti… 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

Low-income women under-use contraception, study finds

8/19/2014

Many low-income women from medically underserved communities either do not use contraception or use the least effective methods available, suggests a new study published in JOGNN. The findings provide… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Pulses help boost satiety

8/19/2014

  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

Canadian researchers found people who incorporated pulses -- beans, peas and lentils -- into their diet reported greater after-meal satiety than those who ate a control diet. The analysis appears in t… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Analysis compares vaginal delivery, C-section for breech babies

8/11/2014

  • HealthDay News
  • Reuters

In an analysis of data on almost 60,000 breech birth deliveries, Dutch researchers found that vaginal delivery was associated with a tenfold increased risk of death compared with cesarean section. The… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Studies evaluate salt intake, heart disease risks

8/14/2014

  • HealthDay News

Daily salt intake of 7.5 grams to 15 grams is linked to a reduced risk of heart disease, while consuming too little or too much can be harmful, McMaster University researchers reported in The New Engl… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

FDA clears 3D-printed facial implant

8/19/2014

  • Hartford Business Journal (Conn.)

The FDA cleared Oxford Performance Materials' OsteoFab 3D-printed facial implant, which will be distributed globally by Biomet, the manufacturer announced. The implant is based on a powder that is sim… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Justice Department closes Brilinta clinical trial case

8/19/2014

  • Reuters
  • American City Business Journals
  • Medscape (free registration)

The Justice Department has closed an investigation into AstraZeneca's 18,000-patient PLATO study of the heart drug Brilinta, or ticagrelor. Some experts had criticized the study design, including the … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Protocol boosts ED discharges, cuts ICU time for DKA

8/18/2014

  • Family Practice News

The use of the Emergency Valuable Approach and Diabetes Education protocol in the emergency department helped discharge up to 23% of diabetic ketoacidosis patients from the ED in the most recent month… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Research focuses on possible epigenetic aspect of Alzheimer's

8/18/2014

  • New Scientist

DNA methylation appears to play a role in Alzheimer's disease, according to a study in the journal Nature Neuroscience, although it's not clear whether the change is a cause or effect of the disorder.… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Many meds commonly taken by elderly tied to greater risk of falls

8/13/2014

  • Reuters

An analysis of data on more than 64,000 people older than 65 in Sweden found that half of the 20 drugs most commonly prescribed to seniors were associated with a greater risk of falls. The link was st… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Tenn. law may keep pregnant women from getting health care

8/1/2014

  • ABC News

A Tennessee woman has been charged under a new state law making it a crime to use drugs while pregnant. Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women said such laws can keep women from get… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

How empathy affects the complex experience of pain

8/13/2014

  • New Zealand Herald, The

Pain specialist Michael Vagg writes about how our ability to understand the mind-states of others plays an important role in the complex experience of pain. "Since pain is a multidimensional, private … Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Patients' price-consciousness about health care can backfire, experts warn

8/17/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (subscription required)

Patients increasingly ask health care providers about prices and question whether tests and treatments are needed as health plans and employers shift more costs to subscribers. The trend could reduce … Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

In Wis., new nursing school building goes high-tech

8/18/2014

  • Wisconsin State Journal (Madison)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's new School of Nursing building will use the latest in technology, including simulations, to attract and engage students raised in a digital world. Other Wisconsin… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Pain education may help improve outcomes for patients

8/19/2014

  • Guardian Liberty Voice (Las Vegas)

A study from the International Spine Pain Institute found patients who received pain education prior to lumbar radiculopathy surgery reported a more positive experience and used fewer medical tests an… Read More