Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

CMS to consider family physician feedback about narrow networks

10/1/2014

  • AAFP News

AAFP Board Chair Jeff Cain, M.D., urged the CMS to require health insurers to maintain the same physician network for an entire year and to give physicians the quality and cost information used to mak… 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

Combining blood thinners may be risky for CAD patients

10/1/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Combining antiplatelet therapy with vitamin K antagonists was associated with a higher bleeding risk among patients with stable coronary artery disease, according to a study in the Journal of the Amer… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Children's hoodies recalled over strangulation risk

9/30/2014

  • Monterey County Herald (Calif.), The

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Tuesday the voluntarily recall of approximately 60 Purebaby Organics hooded sweatshirts and 7,800 hoodies from Active Apparel. No children have been… 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 agrees with governors on expanding PA scope of practice

9/30/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

The American Medical Association said it concurs with a National Governors Association's recommendation that states should expand practice parameters for physician assistants to help treat increasing … Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Data breach affects patient diagnosed with Ebola in Neb.

10/1/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The Nebraska Medical Center confirmed that the EMR of a physician who was treated for Ebola had been inappropriately accessed by two former employees. The hospital said it notified the patient of the … 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

Wounded troops gear up for Warrior Games this week

9/30/2014

  • Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.), The
  • KKTV-TV (Colorado Springs)

The Warrior Games are being held in Colorado Springs, Colo., this week, with more than 200 wounded, injured and ill troops from the Army, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations p… 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

Dermatologists agree: Use sunscreen and retinol to keep skin looking young

9/30/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

Dermatologists' top skin care recommendation is to use sunscreen every day, and they also agree that retinol-containing products go a long way toward keeping skin young-looking. "I don't know anyone o… 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

Calif. measure establishes regulations for pet insurance

9/30/2014

  • KNSD-TV (San Diego)
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill establishing disclosure rules and other measures governing pet insurance, effective July 2015. The bill requires carriers to sufficiently explain all plan… 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

Informed women are more likely to forgo prenatal testing

9/30/2014

While most pregnant women get prenatal testing to screen for Down syndrome and other chromosomal abnormalities, a new study suggests that many would avoid them if they were fully informed about the ri… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Poll: Patients have high regard for physicians

10/1/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Data from a Harris survey revealed 62% of patients gave their physicians an A rating based on their recent treatment, while 29% gave a B rating. Researchers also found a greater proportion of patients… 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

Plastic surgery helps patients complete transformation after weight loss

9/30/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

People who lose significant weight are often left with loose skin on the abdomen, thighs and arms that is not only unsightly but, especially in the case of abdominal skin, can present quality-of-life … Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

When a heart attack doesn't feel like one

9/30/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Martha Weinman Lear, who had seen her husband go through a "Hollywood Heart Attack," figured she knew all the signs of a cardiac crisis. "Through all the years that followed, it remained my assumption… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Study: Vitamin D doesn't reduce ICU stays, mortality

9/30/2014

  • Science World Report

An Austrian study found giving high dosages of vitamin D3 to ICU patients who were vitamin D deficient did not reduce mortality risk or length of stay in the unit or the hospital. The study in the Jou… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

2 draft guidelines on lab-developed tests issued by FDA

10/1/2014

  • Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

The FDA has released a pair of draft guidelines governing laboratory-developed tests, which will be open for public comment for 120 days after publication in the Federal Register. The first guidance o… 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

Present your poster!

10/1/2014

The APS Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your original research for a poster presentation at the 2015 APS Annual Scientific Meeting. Each post must have a specific theme (topics) in … Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Study: DBT with ultrasound follow-up likely speeds diagnosis

9/29/2014

  • HealthImaging.com

Researchers whose work was published in Radiology found that digital breast tomography offered some advantages compared to mammography, including fewer recalls and different types of recalls than thos… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

More nurses are sought for hospice, palliative care

9/29/2014

  • Grand Rapids Business Journal (Mich.)

Michigan hospices and palliative care programs, especially those in rural areas, need more nurses and other clinicians who specialize in end-of-life care and have the technology skills to use electron… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Minneapolis VA studying chiropractic services for vets with pain

10/1/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

The Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System is one of the sites for studying chronic pain among veterans and alternatives to pain medication. One of the studies will look at the effectiveness … Read More