Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Primary care practices add walk-in appointments to increase access

9/22/2014

  • Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)

Some primary care practices are offering more walk-in appointments for patients to give themselves a competitive edge and to ensure more comprehensive care. Health reform also is a factor in the incre… 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

What's your level of knowledge of hospice and palliative medicine?

9/19/2014

Test it with HPM PASS, an online practice test designed to help you assess your understanding of hospice and palliative medicine. It includes 150 test questions to evaluate your knowledge and uncover … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

CDC projects worst case of 1.4M Ebola cases within 4 months

9/23/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Liberia and Sierra Leone could see as many as 1.4 million cases of the Ebola virus by Jan. 20, according to the worst-case projection in a report from the CDC. The estimate excludes Guinea, where fluc… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Infants fare better in single-family room NICUs

9/22/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Infants in single-family rooms in neonatal intensive care units gained weight more rapidly and were heavier at discharge than babies placed in shared, open-bay NICU rooms, according to a study in the … 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

Hospitals use standardized care to reduce costs

9/23/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. hospitals are trying to reduce costs by standardizing care and encouraging physicians to adhere to guidelines. A study in JAMA Internal Medicine showed a Delaware health system cut cardiac monito… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study links healthy lifestyles to reduced heart attack risk in men

9/23/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says practicing five healthy behaviors, including exercising and drinking moderately, could save 4 in 5 middle-aged and older men from poss… 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

Hawaiian company developing device to improve comfort of prostheses

9/18/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The National Science Foundation awarded Hawaiian startup Koa Technologies $215,000 to develop a product to improve the interface between a prosthesis and the residual limb. The device uses suction-bas… 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

Editorial urges new melanoma screening guidelines in U.S.

9/16/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The U.S. should implement a skin cancer screening program for high-risk patients 35 or older, according to an editorial in JAMA Dermatology. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in 2009 that e… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Imaging access limited in some areas, study finds

9/21/2014

  • Diagnostic Imaging

Certain imaging modalities are not readily available at critical access hospitals across the country, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Almost 20% of … Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

H3N8 influenza, deadly in seals, may pose threat to humans

9/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

Researchers have found mutations in the H3N8 avian influenza virus linked to 160 harbor seal deaths in 2011 could confer the ability to spread through the air, according to a new report that suggests … 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

How do you close the gap?

9/19/2014

How do you close the gap between research findings and application? Is it realistic for bedside nurses to add research and the implementation of evidence-based practice to their duties? The lack of ti… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Lower prices for high-calorie foods prompt consumers to buy more

9/23/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Consumers were more likely to purchase high-calorie foods including grain-based snacks, sweets and fizzy drinks if they were on sale, CDC researchers found. However, price reductions did not lead to i… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Fewer children worldwide are dying before age 5

9/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The mortality rate among children younger than age 5 across the world fell by almost 50% between 1990 and 2013, the United Nations said Tuesday. The decline was attributed in part to better prenatal c… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Stricter labels for testosterone drugs backed by FDA panel

9/18/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

An FDA advisory panel called for the agency to exclude normal problems related to aging from the indications for testosterone drugs, a move that could limit insurers' coverage of the hormone therapy. … Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Physicians are the CEO of their practice

9/19/2014

Few practicing physicians have the time to obtain an MBA. The Physician CEO™ is a new program that has been developed so busy physicians can learn key business skills in a format that works around t… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Absorb II finds less angina with dissolving stent

9/15/2014

  • Reuters

The Absorb dissolving stent from Abbott performed as well as the company's Xience drug-eluting stent at the one-year mark and resulted in significantly less angina, according to a study presented at t… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

M Technique has benefits for NICU infants, study says

9/19/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A sequence of structured movements designed to comfort NICU babies, known as the M Technique, can have physiologic and behavioral benefits for infants, according to a study presented at the National A… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Cassen Prize winner shares views on the state of imaging

9/22/2014

  • MolecularImaging.net

Dr. Barry Siegel, who won the Benedict Cassen Prize at the 2014 SNMMI Annual Meeting, shares his history, views on nuclear imaging and future plans and projects, including a focus in clinical applicat… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Metabolic syndrome and diastolic dysfunction

9/17/2014

  • American Journal of Cardiology, The

This study suggests that metabolic syndrome can lead to the development of diastolic dysfunction via mechanisms independent of hypertrophy. Differences in diastolic function were more pronounced at y… 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

Apply for the 2015 Clinical Centers of Excellence Award Program

9/17/2014

The American Pain Society's Clinical Centers of Excellence award program is intended to honor programs or services that exemplify the provision of outstanding clinical care regardless of size. Any U.S… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Digital adapter turns analog stethoscopes into electronic ones

9/17/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

Startup company Eko Devices has created an adapter for analog stethoscopes to convert them to electronic ones and help the listener zero in on heart sound abnormalities, reduce missed or inaccurate di… 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

Nutritionist offers diet tips to reduce inflammation

9/23/2014

  • Seattle Times, The

An unhealthy diet and lack of exercise may contribute to chronic inflammation, which is linked to disease, says registered dietitian nutritionist Carrie Dennett. To help promote an anti-inflammatory e… Read More