Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP joins call for CMS to reconsider code valuation changes

8/20/2014

  • AAFP News

The AAFP, along with other physician and health care groups, asked the CMS to reconsider changes to the CPT code valuation process included in the proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule. The gr… 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

Review articles from the recent issue of JPSM

8/19/2014

The August issue of the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (JPSM) is now available. Read the highlights at AAHPMBlog.org. Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Certain antipsychotic drugs pose strong risks to elderly

8/20/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)
  • HealthDay News

An analysis of data on nearly 200,000 adults ages 65 and older found that those taking antipsychotic drugs quetiapine, risperidone and olanzapine had a higher risk of dying and developing acute kidne… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Children's drawings may predict intelligence at age 14

8/20/2014

  • Medical News Today

Four-year-olds who drew a more accurate picture of a child had higher IQ scores at age 14 compared with those with less accurate drawings, according to a U.K. study in the journal Psychological Scienc… 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

Review: Happy patients mean better health metrics

8/21/2014

  • Modern Medicine

Positive patient experience was associated with significant improvements in other health quality measures including medication adherence, clinical outcomes and patient safety, an analysis indicated. T… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Head and neck can be site of aggressive melanoma

8/21/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in the journal JAMA Dermatology found that the deadliest and most aggressive melanomas are most often found on the neck and head of older men with long histories of significant sun exposure. R… 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

Novel retinol blend may be less irritating

8/19/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Retinol in a blend of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents resulted in less erythema, dryness, scaling and peeling compared with tretinoin or free retinol in a split-face study. The blend included… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

CT flags signs of ACS, data show

8/18/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Spotty calcium, positive remodeling and other features of high-risk plaques seen on noninvasive CT images have predictive value for identifying acute coronary syndrome, according to data reported in t… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Dog saves kitten; pair become inseparable

8/20/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

Opie the dog saved Roscoe the kitten, and now the two are best pals, according to their owners, James Roode and Lia Spilka. During a walk last summer, Opie and Roode heard a noise, and Opie discovered… 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

Higher diabetes risk seen with hyperglycemia during emergency admission

8/20/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Data published in PLOS Medicine revealed hyperglycemia found during emergency hospital admission was tied to increased odds of type 2 diabetes onset within three years, especially among those older th… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Whooping cough cases increasing in Idaho

8/12/2014

  • Reuters

From January to July, whooping cough cases in Idaho reached 241, including one infant death, health officials said. The number was significantly higher than the 122 and 129 cases reported during the s… 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

Byproduct of human milk fat can promote growth in preemies

8/18/2014

  • Science World Report

The addition of cream supplement, a byproduct of pasteurized donor human milk, was associated with increased weight and height in premature infants, according to a study published in the Journal of Pe… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Pilot initiative will test tools for streamlining medtech regulatory processes

8/21/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

The FDA has released guidelines governing its pilot program to develop tools for streamlining the premarket review and registration process. The agency will seek participants in the Medical Device Dev… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Underage drinking and trauma center resource use

8/20/2014

  • Journal of Adolescent Health

In this study, presence of alcohol was not significantly associated with adverse outcomes or increased resource utilization in younger trauma patients admitted to a level I trauma center. However, the… 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

2015 call for posters is now open

8/20/2014

The APS Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your original research for a poster presentation at the 2015 APS Annual Scientific Meeting. It is required that authors select a theme (topic… 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

Common mistakes in treating back pain

8/20/2014

  • Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports outlines four common mistakes in treating back pain: overtesting with the use of MRIs and other scans, bed rest, using addictive narcotics and unnecessary surgery. Spinal manipulation… Read More