Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Pediatrics group calls for some older children to get PCV13

11/24/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Updated American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines call for children ages 6 to 18 years who have immune deficiency disorders and other high-risk conditions to get one dose of the pneumococcal conjugate… 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

Guidelines address diagnosis, management of Paget's disease

11/24/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)
  • Healio (free registration)

Patients with Paget's disease of the bone should be treated with a one-time intravenous infusion of zoledronate or other bisphosphonates except in the case of kidney disease or other reasons to avoid … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Feds propose moving consumers into less-expensive health plans

11/24/2014

  • Hill, The

The federal government has released a proposal that would enable states to transfer Affordable Care Act enrollees into less-costly plans in 2016 if they did not enroll in new plans themselves. The CMS… 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

Nurse monitored for Ebola is discharged from Mo. hospital

11/24/2014

  • KSDK-TV (St. Louis)
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A nurse who had a fever after returning from Liberia was released from a facility close to Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City, Mo., after she tested negative for the Ebola virus last week and co… 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

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

Tips for embracing self-reflection

11/24/2014

  • Inc. online (free registration)

Self-reflection is a vital part of being productive and feeling connected to work, writes Kevin Daum. Ask yourself questions such as "Am I performing at my peak capacity?" and "Am I on the path to my … 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

Setting generics as default in EHR may promote savings

11/24/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

Internal medicine doctors prescribed more generic drugs when their EHR medication portals for prescribing set generics as default entries, a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicated. The aut… 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

FDA clears BrainScope's brain trauma device

11/24/2014

  • Bethesda Magazine online (Md.)

The Ahead 100 device, developed by Bethesda, Md.-based company BrainScope, has received clearance from the FDA. The device features sensors that allow physicians to monitor brainwaves and compare a pa… 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

Ms. America, a New Hampshire DC, visits children at Johns Hopkins

11/24/2014

  • Bay Net (Hollywood, Md.), The

Ms. America Dr. Stephanie Mills visited children at Johns Hopkins Children Center as part of a Foundation 4 Heroes visit. Mills, wearing her crown, sash and gown, visited with sick children while in M… Read More