Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Study shows placebo may work as well as antidepressant

9/15/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A University of California, Los Angeles, study found little difference in clinical outcomes between patients given an antidepressant drug or a placebo, but both therapies led to better results than su… 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

NP offers facts about enterovirus D68

9/14/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Patsy Stinchfield, a pediatric nurse practitioner and director of infectious disease prevention and control at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, explains how enteroviruses including the E… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

9,000 children hospitalized for Rx drug poisonings annually in U.S.

9/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • ABC News

More than 9,000 children younger than age 6 were hospitalized each year from 2007 to 2011 for accidentally taking prescription medications, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Among the ad… 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

Ky. telemedicine pilot connects emergency patients with mental health care

9/15/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A KentuckyOne Health telemedicine program at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital allows emergency department patients to be assessed by mental health specialists at Our Lady of Peace psychiatric hospital. … 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

Study cuts physician radiation exposure in angiography

9/15/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

A shield placed on the patient during coronary angiography and a cap used by the operator cut physician exposure to radiation over 75%, according to findings discussed at the Transcatheter Cardiovascu… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

5 steps to being disciplined about your time

9/15/2014

  • Barking Up The Wrong Tree blog

There are only 168 hours in a week, so it's important to use them wisely, says Laura Vanderkam. Her tips, as told to Eric Barker, include using a time log, then using that to plan not only your week b… 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

App converts paper health records

9/15/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

ChartSpan has developed an iPhone application designed to convert paper health records to digital format for integration into EHRs. The app, which will also be available in an Android version, uses ph… 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

Study links small weight gain with higher blood pressure

9/11/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Blood pressure in healthy adults increased with just a 5- to 11-pound gain in weight, according to a study presented at an American Heart Association meeting. Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester… 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

Scientific advances fuel refined approach to trials, as patient access opens up

9/14/2014

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Cancer trials in the U.S. have been changed radically in recent years as advances in biology and research contribute to improved study design, and the Internet offers patients ready access to informat… 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

DCs are logical starting point for musculoskeletal issues

9/12/2014

  • Wicked Local

The modern chiropractic profession offers safe and effective care and is a logical place to start for many musculoskeletal conditions, which can benefit from a hands-on approach. The Medical Back Pain… Read More