Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Big Data will soon be part of routine care, expert says

8/28/2014

  • AAFP News

Big Data will be integrated in routine care within three to four years, initially to guide treatment for high-cost patients and to predict hospital readmissions, said David Bates, M.D., of Brigham and… 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

2014 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: Register and reserve your hotel

8/27/2014

Register and reserve your hotel today for the inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (Oct. 24-25 in Boston). This Symposium is an exciting new educational opportunity for oncology professiona… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study: Ketamine shows promise in reducing suicidal ideation

8/28/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

An analysis of four previously published studies found that ketamine appeared to be effective in curbing suicidal thoughts independently of reductions in depressive symptoms in patients with treatment… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

CDC: Many U.S. teens with mental problems receive counseling

8/27/2014

  • LiveScience.com

Between 2010 and 2012, approximately 70% of teens suffering from serious emotional or behavioral problems received mental health services other than medication, such as counseling, a CDC report found.… 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

Ohio hospital improves hand-washing compliance, reduces HAIs

8/28/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland focused on isolating patients and improving hand hygiene to reduce rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, sur… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study compares effectiveness of light therapy, cryotherapy in treating skin lesions

8/28/2014

  • HealthDay News

Photodynamic therapy may work better than cryotherapy when it comes to managing precancerous skin lesions, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers analyzed data from four trials involvin… 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

First sanctioned amputee boxing group formed

8/28/2014

  • KENS-TV (San Antonio)

The National Amputee Boxing Association, based in San Antonio, is the first sanctioned amputee boxing association in the nation. The newly formed group offers veterans with lower-limb amputations, as … 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

Dermatologic surgeon: Google Glass could help during Mohs procedures

8/26/2014

  • Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), The

Dermatologist Jonathan Kantor uses Google Glass during Mohs surgeries after gaining patient permission to photograph and record the procedures. To ensure patient privacy, Kantor does not connect to th… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Trial participants younger, healthier than heart disease patients

8/27/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that participants in studies of heart treatments tend to be younger and healthier than heart disease patients. "Doctors are left not kn… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Company pulls dog food over possible foreign material

8/28/2014

  • KYW-TV (Philadelphia)

Mars Petcare has recalled 22 bags of Pedigree brand Adult Complete Nutrition dog food. The 15-pound bags, sold in Dollar General stores in Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Louisiana, might contain… 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

New technique may increase safety of power morcellation in hysterectomy

8/26/2014

A new device may enable women to safely undergo hysterectomy using minimally invasive surgery despite increased concerns about power morcellation. The FDA recently discouraged use of power morcellatio… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Research ties gene mutation to higher diabetes risk

8/28/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Individuals who carry a rare genetic variant of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma had a sevenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who did not carry the mutation,… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Maternal proximity to gas wells tied to heart defect risk in Colo. study

8/27/2014

  • Bloomberg

The presence of more than 125 natural gas wells within a mile of maternal residence was associated with a 30% higher risk of congenital heart defect in infants, according to study in the journal Envir… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Aspirin lowers risk of VTE recurrence in controlled trials

8/26/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An analysis of data from two placebo-controlled studies involving 1,224 patients showed those who took aspirin after completing anticoagulation therapy were less likely to have recurrent venous thromb… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Study links age, race to likelihood of undergoing post-mastectomy reconstruction

8/26/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Women are less likely to receive reconstruction after a mastectomy if they are black, are not highly educated, have a major comorbidity or are undergoing chemotherapy, 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

Document establishes best practices for treating renal artery stenosis

8/26/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A consensus document from SCAI offers a framework to guide patient selection for renal artery stenosis treatment with stenting. Experts say their understanding of resistant hypertension and treatment … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Some hospitals go too far with Ebola preparations

8/26/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Some hospitals are going beyond CDC recommendations in preparing to treat patients with Ebola, which could increase the risk of spreading the virus, researchers wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicin… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Modified sound wave device shows promise in isolating tumor cells

8/29/2014

  • Gizmag

Previous studies have suggested approaches using sound waves would be ineffective in separating cells, but a team of researchers has had success with some changes to the methods. Their device, which c… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for chronic myofascial pain

8/27/2014

  • Journal of Pain, The

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is considered a leading cause of musculoskeletal pain. Chronic MPS has been related to defective descending inhibitory systems. This report shares results from a study o… 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

Interested in presenting your research?

8/27/2014

Submit your original research for a poster presentation at the 2015 APS Annual Scientific Meeting. The APS Scientific Program Committees encourages you to submit your original research in the 2015 Cal… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Fingertip ultrasound technology designed for more intuitive testing

8/27/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Sonivate Medical's SonicEye is an ultrasound probe that has been reduced in size to fit on a finger. The idea is to make the process simpler and more intuitive for clinicians, particularly for needle … Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Demand from hospitals drives growth in BSN programs

8/25/2014

  • MySuburbanLife.com (Chicago area)

Hospitals are adopting hiring policies that call for new nurses to have bachelor's degrees and current employees to get the degrees, which is contributing to the growth of nursing degree programs for … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Yoga can help relieve back pain

8/27/2014

  • Tallahassee Democrat (Fla.) (tiered subscription model)

Research has shown that viniyoga, a form of yoga that warms muscles before stretching, can be a safe, effective treatment for back pain. Viniyoga teacher Charlene Cappellini says, “Yoga practice als… Read More