Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Kiosks can help improve practice management, consultant says

4/23/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Physician practices may be able to increase revenue and patient satisfaction by putting a self-serve kiosk in the waiting room, writes Rosemarie Nelson of the MGMA Health Care Consulting Group. A kios… 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

Get ready for your HMDCB Exam

4/22/2014

Prepare for your Hospice Medical Director Certification Board Exam with HMDC PREPTM. This 75-item multiple choice online practice test is based on the HMDCB Blueprint. It is available in study and tes… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Some older adults not willing to take clot-busting drug after stroke

4/23/2014

  • Reuters

A survey of 1,100 people aged 50 and older found that 24% would not want to receive tissue plasminogen activator or similar drugs if they arrived at the hospital unable to decide for themselves after … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Neb. governor signs autism coverage bill

4/23/2014

  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman on Monday signed into law a bill that would require insurers to cover treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder. The bill calls for up to 25 hours of covered the… 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

Hospital group asks CMS to make ACO rewards easier to get

4/22/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The American Hospital Association said the financial risks outweigh the potential rewards for participating in Medicare's accountable care organization initiative, created by the Affordable Care Act. … Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Almost 70% of Americans support mandated birth control coverage

4/22/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)
  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

In a poll involving more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that 69% of them were in favor of the Affordable Care Act's requirement to include coverage for birth control medications in health plans.… 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

3D-printed exoskeleton allows child to use arms

4/22/2014

  • People

Emma Lavelle, 4, who has a neuromuscular condition called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, can now move her arms and manipulate objects, thanks to an orthosis called the Wilmington Robotic Exoskele… 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

Study compares vitiligo treatments

4/22/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Hair follicle transplantation and mini-punch grafting were similarly effective in treating patients with refractory, nonsegmental vitiligo in a 25-patient study. Mini-punch grafting is easier than tra… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

8M Americans gain coverage via ACA

4/17/2014

  • Hill, The
  • Politico (Washington, D.C.)
  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

President Barack Obama announced Thursday that 8 million people have signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act during the initial open-enrollment period that closed on March 31. "Th… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Veterinarian studies intersection between gorilla and human health

4/22/2014

  • CNN

Veterinarian Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka has been studying mountain gorillas in Uganda for two decades, and she founded the nonprofit group Conservation Through Public Health in an effort to educate people… 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

Extremely obese women face high stillbirth risk in late pregnancy

4/22/2014

While obese women face an increased risk of stillbirth, that risk skyrockets in late pregnancy for extremely obese women, concludes a new study published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics &… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

CT scans show potential in spotting coronary plaques in diabetes

4/22/2014

  • Diagnostic Imaging

The use of computed tomography imaging helped detect and evaluate coronary plaque in otherwise asymptomatic patients with diabetes, a study in Radiology indicated. "Coronary plaque volume index by CCT… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Chronic hypertension may increase risk of pregnancy complications

4/16/2014

  • DailyRx.com

An analysis of data from 55 studies involving more than 795,000 pregnant women showed those with chronic hypertension had a greater risk of suffering pregnancy complications such as preterm birth, pre… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

FDA OKs GSK's diabetes drug Tanzeum

4/16/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

The FDA approved GlaxoSmithKline's albiglutide or Tanzeum as a weekly injectable treatment, by itself or with other medications, for type 2 diabetes. It was not indicated for patients whose diabetes c… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Technology takes the guesswork out of cosmetic surgery

4/22/2014

  • Beauty World News

Recent imaging technology shows patients what they can expect from cosmetic procedures and helps them form realistic expectations, plastic surgeons say. "If a woman is interested in breast augmentatio… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Pa. hospital uses intervention to protect A-fib patients from clots

4/22/2014

  • American City Business Journals

A new procedure in use at Allegheny General Hospital uses a minimally invasive approach to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, cutting the risk of life-threatening clots. Physicians there use a s… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Specific ACA enrollment figures remain unclear

4/21/2014

  • Politico (Washington, D.C.)

The Obama administration said more than 8 million Americans signed up for health insurance through an Affordable Care Act exchange, but the number did not include state-specific statistics, informatio… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Software developer upgrades PACS solution

4/23/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Upgraded 3Di PACS software was recently released by Shina Systems. Among the new volumetric manipulation features are a curved oblique mode, volume view mode and multioblique slab mode. The tool also … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Study ties sleep apnea to higher osteoporosis risk

4/16/2014

  • HealthDay News
  • Healio (free registration)

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed people with obstructive sleep apnea had nearly three times the risk of developing osteoporosis as those who didn't have t… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Misericordia leader sees growing need for advanced practice nurses

4/6/2014

  • Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) (tiered subscription model), The

The Affordable Care Act will increase the number of patients needing access to advanced practice nurses, said Brenda Hage, director of graduate nursing at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. The … 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 symposia opens next week

4/22/2014

The APS Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your proposals for presentation at the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting beginning on Wednesday, April 30. Proposals must reflect APS's multidis… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

MRI vs. ultrasound biopsy guidance: Which is best for prostate cancer?

4/21/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Two studies comparing MRI and transrectal ultrasound guidance for prostate biopsies were presented at the European Association of Urology meeting, with one identifying MRI as superior and the other su… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Maine sees increasing number of nursing jobs

4/21/2014

  • Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Nursing represents the largest health care occupation in Maine, at 14,000 jobs, and the number of nursing positions is expected to increase 20% during this decade. Out-of-state employers often hire Ma… Read More