Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Environmental exposure raises peanut allergy risk, study says

11/21/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Environmental exposure to peanuts, such as traces found in house dust, increased an infant's risk of peanut allergy, U.K. researchers reported in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Childr… 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

Intensive Board Review Course recordings

11/20/2014

The 2014 AAHPM Intensive Board Review Course is now available on a DVD that includes MP3 (audio only) and MP4 (synchronized audio and PowerPoint). Listen to these fast-paced and intensive reviews of b… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Federal funds flow to states that expanded Medicaid

11/20/2014

  • Reuters

Although the federal government sent $3.4 billion less to states in fiscal 2014 to fund other programs, it sent $41.8 billion more to states to fund Medicaid, according to a report from the National A… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Report: Soda ads continue to target children, teens

11/21/2014

  • MarketWatch

Children and teens saw significantly fewer advertisements from all soda companies last year compared with 2010, a report by Yale University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says. However, resear… 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

AMA pressures Congress to repeal SGR

11/20/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

The American Medical Association is pushing Congress to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth rate formula during the lame duck session. Unless Congress acts, physicians face a more than 20% Medicare r… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

ANA recommends steps to address nurse fatigue

11/21/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

ANA is calling for employers to collaborate with nurses to lessen risks associated with fatigue due to prolonged work hours and shift work. ANA President Pamela Cipriano said that the group is concern… 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

More women with early-stage breast cancer choosing double mastectomies

11/20/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The number of women with early-stage breast cancer who are choosing to have double mastectomies rather than less-invasive surgery is on the rise, says a Vanderbilt University study that looked at the … 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

Long-term Botox treatment can maintain sense of youth

11/18/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Repeated injections of Botox over several years is safe and might prompt patients to perceive themselves as looking younger than they are, according to an international study presented at the 2014 ASD… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Study links mother's BMI, later heart risk for children

11/18/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Adult children of mothers who were overweight or obese had up to a 90% higher risk of dying from heart disease or stroke compared with peers born to mothers who were not overweight or obese, a study i… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Key info for small-business tax preparation

11/20/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Small-business owners should be aware of some tax-code updates that could affect their filings. This blog post lists a few key points and gives advice on where to find more information. One bright spo… 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

Proactively prepare for your next employee review

11/21/2014

  • Nurse.com

Be proactive, not passive, in preparing for your next performance evaluation. Provide pertinent information and be involved with the process. Review your accomplishments, express your professional goa… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

PCI tied to higher heart, death risk for diabetes patients

11/21/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Diabetes patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention had a 33% higher combined risk for stroke, nonfatal heart attack and death than those who had coronary artery bypass grafting, a stud… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

3-drug regimens reduce risk of mother-child HIV transmission

11/20/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An ongoing international study has found that the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission is lower with three-drug regimens given during pregnancy. Overall, 0.5% of infants whose mothers had a lamivu… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study backs safety of aspirin-blood thinner combination

11/19/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

An analysis of data from 14 studies found that heart attack and stroke patients who took aspirin and a blood-thinning drug together for long periods were no more likely to die prematurely than those w… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Better reconstruction techniques make mastectomy more palatable

11/21/2014

  • HealthDay News

More breast cancer patients who are good candidates for breast-conserving surgery are instead choosing mastectomy, rising from about 34% in 1998 to almost 38% in 2011, a study published in JAMA Surger… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

IMPROVE-IT indicates slightly lower incidence of heart attack, stroke with Vytorin

11/17/2014

  • Forbes
  • Forbes

The combination of ezetimibe and simvastatin found in Merck & Co.'s Vytorin resulted in a modest reduction in heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, according to the seven-year IMPROVE-IT stud… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Hospitals get creative in building special Ebola units

11/21/2014

  • FoxNews.com

U.S. hospitals have spent millions of dollars and have had to get creative in preparing to treat Ebola patients. A hospital in Newark, N.J., lacked space for a special containment unit so it used a mo… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

European Commission approves Lymphoseek for some cancers

11/20/2014

  • MolecularImaging.net

The European Commission has approved Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' Lymphoseek for detecting sentinel lymph nodes in primary breast cancer, localized squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Lymphoseek has … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Additional training needed about skilled nursing facilities

11/19/2014

  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

The authors tested internal medicine residents about knowledge of skilled nursing facilities -- do they know enough to send their geriatric hospital patients to the appropriate facility? Orchestrating… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

OB unit nurses, physicians work together to improve care

11/2/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Nurses and physicians at Yale-New Haven Hospital's department of obstetrics and gynecology reduced adverse outcomes by working in teams, implementing guidelines and certification requirements, and cre… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Study: Lower-dose NSAID treats OA pain

11/19/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

An open-label study found a lower dosage formulation of the NSAID diclofenac reduces osteoarthritis pain, an Iroko Pharmaceuticals researcher told the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Ultrasound with experienced sonographer gains ground for appendicitis

11/20/2014

  • HealthImaging.com

Physicians are increasingly turning to imaging for diagnosis of appendicitis, transforming it into standard care for suspected cases. Physicians may choose ultrasound, CT or both. Experts say each mod… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Texas counties face shortage; hospital hiring trend shifts

11/17/2014

  • Community Impact Newspaper (Pflugerville, Texas)

Texas counties are seeing shortages of nurses due to increased demand for health care, an aging population, retirements in the field and a lack of nursing school faculty. Michael Lacourse at Sam Houst… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Ex-NFL player unaware of potential side effects of Rx painkillers

11/20/2014

  • FoxNews.com

Former NFL star Marvin Washington said if he had been aware of the potential side effects of the prescription painkillers he was given during his career, he would not have taken them. Read More