Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Researchers create tool to predict physician shortages

7/30/2014

  • Charlotte Observer (N.C.), The

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers created the FutureDocs Forecasting Tool to show physicians, hospitals and policymakers where physician shortages exist or are likely to develop.… 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

AAHPM acquires Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

7/29/2014

AAHPM is pleased to announce that it assumed ownership of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM) on July 15. The journal was previously owned and managed by the US Cancer Pain Relief Commit… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Reduced LDL after statin therapy tied to lower heart risk

7/30/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An analysis of data from eight studies involving 38,153 patients found very low LDL, non-HDL and apolipoprotein B levels achieved with statin treatment were associated with reduced risk of major cardi… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

CHIP offers more child-specific health services than ACA's exchange plans

7/29/2014

  • Kaiser Health News

The Children's Health Insurance Program's coverage of child-specific health services exceeds the services offered by health insurance exchange plans, according to a Wakely Consulting Group report. Fam… 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

S.C. program reduces readmissions 15%, Medicare data show

7/29/2014

  • State (Columbia, S.C.), The

Medicare data show South Carolina's Preventing Avoidable Readmissions Together program has reduced hospital readmissions by 15% in 2012 and 2013, saving more than $14 million. Many hospitals in the pr… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

NIH gives $1.4M to 23andMe for genetic studies of disease

7/30/2014

  • Reuters

A $1.4 million grant has been awarded by the NIH to 23andMe to expand the firm's database of genetic data involving more than 400,000 people. The grant will also support the development of survey tool… 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

Reduced risk of obesity and diabetes associated with brown fat

7/29/2014

  • CBS News

Brown fat, which is found in the neck and back of adults, is associated with a lowered risk of diabetes and obesity, according to a study at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Resear… 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

Atrophic scars respond to fractional laser plus poly-L-lactic acid

7/29/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Atrophic scars caused by surgery or acne improved with topical poly-L-lactic acid after treatment with an ablative fractional CO2 laser, researchers report in the journal Dermatologic Surgery. Scars i… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Post-discharge discovery of infant heart defects less common but still occurs

7/29/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

More than 10% of critical heart defects in newborns were discovered after hospital discharge in 2009, according to a Massachusetts study. Nevertheless, such delayed diagnoses were down from 17.1% in 2… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Researchers study stray dogs to understand incidence of Chagas disease

7/29/2014

  • DiscoverMagazine.com

Easier international travel for people has meant easier international travel for parasites, including the triatomine insects that transmit Chagas disease. Once confined to Central and South America, C… 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

Study shows prevalence of cancer at time of hysterectomy using morcellation

7/28/2014

A new study adds fuel to growing concerns that minimally invasive hysterectomy using power morcellation can spread undetected cancer in a woman's abdomen and pelvis. Morcellation involves using a devi… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Lawmakers urge HHS to issue clinical registry recommendations

7/29/2014

  • Health Data Management

Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, has introduced legislation that would require HHS to issue recommendations for establishing clinical registries to evaluate and improve patient care. House Energy and Commerc… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Telemedicine facilitates international collaboration

7/22/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

A Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study finds that telemedicine is useful for pediatric cardiac critical care in settings abroad. Specialists including cardiac intensive care experts, cardia… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Probiotics may offer protection against hypertension, study finds

7/23/2014

  • HealthDay News

An analysis of data from nine studies involving 543 adults found that regular consumption of probiotics was associated with lower blood pressure readings. The findings, published in the journal Hypert… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

What makes a belly button beautiful?

7/29/2014

  • Modern Medicine

A vertical ratio of 46:54, midline horizontal position and oval shape are among the factors that make a belly button attractive, researchers report in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. No hooding or supe… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Docs revisit highlights of SCAI meeting

7/29/2014

  • Cardiology Today's Intervention magazine

Meeting attendees who participated in the first Cath Lab Leadership Boot Camp at SCAI 2014 reported a relevant experience focused on negotiating finances, guideline adherence, inventory and other topi… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Early antibiotics for pneumonia may help reduce ICU mortality

7/29/2014

  • MedWire News (U.K.)

Earlier antibiotic use and combination treatments for pneumococcal pneumonia were linked to reductions in ICU mortality from 32.5% in 2000 to 2002 to 17.5% from 2008 to 2013, researchers in Barcelona,… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Final rule prohibits "split predicates" under 510(k) process

7/30/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

The FDA has released a final rule disallowing use of "split predicates" under the agency's 510(k) clearance program. The rule states that manufacturers seeking to demonstrate that their new devices ar… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Reduction of maternal mortality during cesarean section

7/23/2014

  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Maternal mortality may be reduced with the use of disease-specific protocols. Most maternal deaths are not predictable at the time of admission. Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Atlanta-area hospital emphasizes nursing certification

7/2/2014

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The

Eastside Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Stuart Downs said the Atlanta-area hospital has set a goal of increasing the number of its nurses who are certified from 14% to 20% this year. Director of… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Mass. bill would mandate coverage of inpatient addiction care

7/30/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

A Massachusetts bill would require insurers to cover inpatient treatment for drug addiction. The bill has met opposition from insurers and the state's chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medi… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Study: Low-risk survivors of pediatric cancer can have fewer cardiac screenings

7/27/2014

  • Oncology Nurse Advisor online

A scaled-back schedule of cardiac imaging for low-risk survivors of childhood cancer can be safe and cost-effective, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. "For these patients, makin… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Why it's time to end "physician-centric" health care system

7/28/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

U.S. health care needs to let go of its physician-centric system and fully adopt team-based approaches that respect each profession's knowledge and abilities, says Mary Chesney, director of the Univer… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Buying the right chiropractic table depends on many variables

7/30/2014

  • Chiropractic Economics

Selecting an appropriate chiropractic table depends on a number of variables, including what types of patients will use it and what conditions are being treated in the practice. Doctors of chiropracti… Read More