Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Some oral contraceptives tied to greater breast cancer risk

8/1/2014

  • Medical News Today

Women who used oral contraceptives within the past 12 months were 50% more likely to develop breast cancer than those who had formerly or had never taken the pill, according to a study of more than 23… 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 Ascend registration now open

7/31/2014

AAHPM Ascend is a new intensive two-day program included in the AAHPM's comprehensive new leadership training forum. AAHPM Ascend is presented in partnership with the American College of Physician Exe… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

AARP: NPs can help address need for primary care

8/1/2014

  • AARP The Magazine

Nurse practitioners can help fill the gap in primary care in underserved areas, said AARP Public Policy Institute senior vice president Susan Reinhard. "Patients and families won't get the care they n… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Gov't needs to do more to reduce emissions, protect children, pediatrician says

8/1/2014

  • Hill, The

Poor air quality is far more detrimental to the health of children than it is to adults, writes AAP Council on Environmental Health member Dr. Samantha Ahdoot. The pediatrician testified this week in … 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

Experts develop best hand hygiene practices for hospitals

7/31/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A report in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology lists hand hygiene best practices that hospitals can use to prevent infections. Along with practical recommendations, the experts ca… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

ICD-10 transition will be October 2015, CMS says in final rule

8/1/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

A final rule setting Oct. 1, 2015, as the ICD-10 implementation date has been issued by the CMS. The transition to the new codes is expected to enhance patient care, boost disease management, improve … 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

Number of candidates surges for bundled Medicare payment contracts

7/31/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The CMS has added 4,100 additional health care providers eligible to enter into bundled-payment contracts under Medicare, which nearly triples the number of medical groups and hospitals that are candi… 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

Heart attack care during off hours is improving, study suggests

7/30/2014

  • Reuters

A study in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that patients with a heart attack who seek medical assistance at the hospital on weeknights, weekends or holidays continue… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

It's past time for action on PAST Act

8/1/2014

  • Hill, The

It's time for Congress to move on legislation that will protect Tennessee Walking Horses from further abuse, writes Rep. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky. The AVMA, all state veterinary medical associations and oth… 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

A+ ways to attain work-life balance

7/31/2014

How do you avoid the negative long-term effects of stress at work and home? One step at a time. Accept the need to deal with stress. Acknowledge what you can't change. Address your feelings on how to … Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Gene mutation provides clues on reward eating

8/1/2014

  • Science World Report

A study in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found normal-weight controls and obese individuals with mutations in the melanocortin 4 receptor exhibited similar brain activities in res… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Scientists probe possible connection between phthalates, preterm birth

7/30/2014

  • Chronicle of Higher Education (free content), The

Scientists in Puerto Rico are investigating whether there is a link between phthalates and the island's high rate of preterm births. The Protect study is recruiting 2,000 expectant mothers. Nearly 20%… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Pa. outreach effort takes on familial hypercholesterolemia

7/30/2014

  • LancasterOnline (Pa.)

Lancaster General Health and the University of Pennsylvania are conducting outreach programs to find and treat people, especially those of Pennsylvania Dutch or Amish heritage, who have familial hyper… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Docs weigh in on Valeant-Allergan takeover fight

8/1/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Forty-four of 100 plastic surgeons and dermatologists surveyed said they would look elsewhere for wrinkle-relaxing treatments if Valeant succeeds in its bid to take over Allergan and cost cuts ensue. 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

U.S. medical facilities are ready for Ebola; Atlanta to get patient

8/1/2014

  • Asbury Park Press (Neptune-Asbury Park, N.J.) (tiered subscription model)
  • WFMY-TV (Greensboro, N.C.)
  • WXIA-TV (Atlanta)

Atlanta's Emory University Hospital has been told to expect the transfer of an Ebola patient, who is to be admitted to a special isolation unit set up through the CDC. U.S. health officials say an out… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Novel technique addresses matrix effect in mass spectrometry

7/31/2014

  • PhysOrg.com

Researchers have developed an approach that could help compensate for the matrix effect, which influences the arrangement of molecules in mass spectrometry tests. The new technique allows findings to … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Diagnosing dysglycemia in adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome

7/30/2014

  • Journal of Adolescent Health

Both glycated hemoglobin (HbA1C) and oral glucose tolerance test are useful for identifying adolescents with polycystic ovary syndrome with dysglycemia and may identify different populations of girls … 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: Stroke patients' ability to pay linked to type of imaging they receive

7/29/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

The type of imaging used to evaluate patients diagnosed with acute ischemic stroke varies with socioeconomic status and insurance coverage, according to a study in the American Journal of Roentgenolog… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Texas A&M seeks to answer primary care shortage

7/28/2014

  • Bryan-College Station Eagle (Texas), The

Texas A&M University's nursing school will launch a master's-level family nurse practitioner program to help address a shortage of primary care providers in the state. Nurses will be able to advance t… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Study: Rice bran can protect against diarrhea

8/1/2014

  • FoodConsumer.org

Rice bran can protect against rotavirus diarrhea and bolster the antiviral effect of vaccine shots, according to animal studies conducted by scientists at Virginia Tech. Rice bran contains phytochemic… Read More