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: Evaluation of new statin guidelines requires more research

11/25/2014

  • DailyRx.com

A study from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation concluded more research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of new guidelines that expand the use of cholesterol-lowering statins. Researche… 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

Talk therapy may help patients with suicidal tendencies

11/25/2014

  • HealthDay News

Researchers followed more than 22,600 people who previously attempted suicide in Denmark and found that those who received talk therapy were less likely to attempt suicide again compared with those wh… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Group to hold RAC program webinar

11/25/2014

  • AHA News Now

The American Hospital Association will conduct a webinar on Dec. 18 to discuss recent activities related to the Recovery Audit Contractor initiative and assess results of the latest RACTrac survey. 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

Telemedicine helps rural veterans reduce PTSD symptoms

11/25/2014

  • Reuters

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder living in rural areas can benefit from a telemedicine program that allows psychologists to deliver cognitive processing therapy via video chat, according t… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

CMS gives hospitals more time for 2014 MU attestation

11/24/2014

  • EHR Intelligence

The deadline for critical access hospitals and eligible hospitals in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to attest to EHR meaningful use for the 2014 reporting year has been pushed back from Nov. 30 to… 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

Japanese artists design unique prosthetic limbs

11/25/2014

  • Kotaku

Japanese artists Yoshinori Sakamaki and Taketo Kobayashi are using 3D printers to create their line of More Than Human artificial limbs, which seek to express the true identity of those who wear them. 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

Half of uninsured say they're signing up

11/21/2014

  • Kaiser Health News

About half of the uninsured respondents to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll said they planned to enroll in a health plan, while 41% said they expected to remain uninsured. Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Finesse vs. force: How cats and dogs drink

11/24/2014

  • Discovery

Cats' drinking style is all about finesse, while dogs are a little bit messier, according to research that analyzed the fluid dynamics of lapping up liquid. Cats drink by inserting their tongues into … 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

PTSD linked to increased risk of preterm birth

11/25/2014

A new study suggests that women with post-traumatic stress disorder are at significantly increased risk of delivering premature babies. Researchers evaluated Veterans Health Administration records for… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Health insurance may not bolster chronic disease care

11/25/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Previously uninsured chronic disease patients did not show significant health improvements after gaining medical insurance, a study indicated. The findings demonstrate that health insurance may not gu… 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

Face transplant results exceed expectations

11/25/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Some patients who have received face transplants have regained their sense of smell within a day of surgery, sensation within six months and function within a year, surprising even the surgeons who pe… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Bioresorbable scaffold holds up against best-in-class stents

11/24/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

Two-year results from the BASKET-PROVE II trial indicate the Nobori bioresorbable drug-eluting stent is as effective as a durable DES and superior to a bare-metal stent in the assessment of best-in-cl… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Vt. hospital dramatically reduces health care-associated infections

11/24/2014

  • H&HN Magazine online

The University of Vermont Medical Center has reduced health care-associated infections significantly, including a 77% drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections at its ICU. "Infection prev… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Study IDs gene variant that may reduce stroke risk

11/24/2014

  • MedicalXpress.com

People with a certain form of the PHACTR1 gene have a lower risk of cervical artery dissection, according to a study in Nature Genetics. The study showed the variant, which has been linked to protecti… 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

Mobile ultrasound outreach helping pregnant women in Morocco

11/23/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

An estimated 800 Moroccan women die each day from prenatal complications that could be managed if caught early enough, but the Mobile Ultrasound Patrol outreach program showed it doesn't have to be th… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Case managers are in demand, but the job is challenging

11/22/2014

  • Nurse.com

There is growing demand for nurse case managers, but these jobs can be challenging, says registered nurse and accredited case manager Angi Gragg. She recommends that case managers build relationships … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Employee wellness program includes focus on musculoskeletal health

11/25/2014

  • Sioux City Journal (Iowa)

Erik Nieuwenhuis, a wellness consultant for UnityPoint Health -- St. Luke's in Iowa, recommends a holistic approach to wellness, ergonomics and injury prevention. Encouraging employees to drink more w… Read More