Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

HHS report calls for better access to care for Medicaid patients

9/29/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

An HHS Office of Inspector General report said standards governing access to care for Medicaid patients vary by state and are not always enforced, causing long waits and travel distances. Inspector Ge… 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

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

9/26/2014

  • HealthDay News

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, when people can bring unused, expired or unwanted prescriptions to more than 5,200 U.S. sites for safe disposal. The Drug Enforcement Administrati… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Surgery complication risk higher for patients with untreated sleep apnea

9/29/2014

  • HealthDay News

Patients with sleep apnea who received continuous positive airway pressure therapy prior to surgery had a lower risk of cardiovascular complications including cardiac arrest compared with patients wit… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

After-school exercise program boosts children's mental skills

9/29/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

Children who participated in an after-school physical-activity program called FitKids had greater concentration and did better in switching between mental tasks than peers who did not participate in t… 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

Ga. health system uses care coordinators to counsel patients

9/25/2014

  • National Public Radio

Memorial Health in Savannah, Ga., uses care coordinators to help counsel patients with chronic illnesses so they stay healthy. Memorial plans to spend $500,000 a year for its care coordination program… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Gastric bypass outperforms banding in patient outcomes

9/29/2014

  • NewKerala.com (India)

Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery attained a mean weight loss of 66% of their excess weight, compared with 45… 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

Little progress in new treatments for diabetic foot ulcers

9/25/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A review published in the journal Advances in Therapy found that progress has been stagnant in developing new treatments for diabetic foot ulcers. Amputation is needed in about 1 in 4 patients with di… 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

Sunscreen-ingredient bill clears Senate committee

9/24/2014

  • Hill, The

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee has endorsed a bill seeking faster FDA reviews of applications to market new sunscreen ingredients. Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

MPI zeroes in on CAD risk in asymptomatic patients with diabetes

9/29/2014

  • TCTMD.com

New data support use of myocardial perfusion imaging to screen patients with diabetes who are at risk of heart problems yet have no symptoms. Abnormalities on imaging signaled a seven times greater ri… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Dogs inspire, comfort children facing difficult medical issues

9/29/2014

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Four dogs that underwent disfiguring facial surgeries to save their lives inspired children experiencing similar issues at the Best Friends Bash, a party for the dogs and children organized by veterin… 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

Nurses are retiring later, study shows

9/26/2014

While forecasts in the previous decade warned of large shortages of registered nurses, the nursing workforce reached 2.7 million in 2012 -- 500,000 more than previously projected. Now, a new study sho… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Experts: Reformulation of food products may not help fight obesity

9/29/2014

  • FoodManufacture.co.uk (U.K.)

A survey by OnePoll says 56% of responding consumers think reformulating food products can help reduce calorie content, while 66% of those who opted for low-sugar and low-fat items considered them hea… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study examines risk of CMV transfer in breast-feeding

9/23/2014

  • HealthDay News

Among very low birth weight infants, breast milk consumption was associated with a greater risk of mother-to-infant cytomegalovirus transmission than blood transfusion, according to a study in the jou… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Diabetes patients on biguanides, liraglutide show lower heart risks

9/24/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Data presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting found treatment with biguanides and liraglutide helped reduce the risk of ischemic heart disease, stroke or heart failure i… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Study compares varicose vein therapies

9/26/2014

  • HealthDay News

Surgery, sclerotherapy and laser ablation relieve pain, swelling and itchiness associated with varicose veins, but laser ablation is associated with the lowest risk of bruising and bleeding, researche… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Study parses TAVR periprocedural complication costs

9/22/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

More than $10,000 in costs associated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement can be attributed to periprocedural complications, according to an analysis of 506 patients with severe aortic stenosi… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Physician-led ACO reports $11 million in savings

9/26/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

Apollo Medical Holdings' accountable care organization, which includes intensivists, reported $11 million in savings for its first year of operation. The physician-based ACO includes more than 700 phy… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Aethlon unit to help develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy test

9/29/2014

  • San Diego Business Journal

The Boston University CTE Center will work with Exosome Sciences, an Aethlon Medical unit, to create a blood-based assay for in vivo detection of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The progressive neur… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

New toolkit to measure person-centered care

9/24/2014

  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Moving beyond anecdote and finding a way to measure person-centered care (PCC) in nursing homes means moving toward honoring residents' preferences. It requires knowing each resident as a whole person… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Children's hospital uses traffic-light monitoring system

9/5/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

Hurley Children's Hospital in Flint, Mich., uses a traffic-light system to help nurses monitor patients based on the risk that their condition will deteriorate. Pediatrics and NICU nurse Stephanie All… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

LOI deadline for Keller Research Grant Program is Tuesday

9/24/2014

The Sharon S. Keller Chronic Pain Research Grant Program LOI deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 30. The purpose of the Keller Grant Program is to fund research projects that investigate the effectiveness of n… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonographic monitoring could replace repeat thyroid biopsy

9/23/2014

  • HealthImaging.com

Using serial ultrasounds to monitor thyroid nodules for malignancy is a good alternative to repeat fine needle aspirate or surgical biopsy for patients whose initial FNA was nondiagnostic, according t… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Universities call on nurses to become faculty, researchers

9/22/2014

  • Telegraph-Forum (Bucyrus, Ohio)

Nursing schools are seeking innovative ways to help nurses earn doctorates sooner so they can move into faculty positions and train more nurses. Donna Shambley-Ebron of the University of Cincinnati sa… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

DCs can recommend supplements to boost immune support

9/27/2014

  • Chiropractic Economics

With cold and flu season on the way, DCs can recommend a number of supplements to boost the immune system: echinacea to reduce the duration and severity of an illness, selenium to promote antioxidant … Read More