Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Schizophrenia diagnosis past age 60 raises mortality risks, study says

7/11/2014

  • MedWire News (U.K.)

Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia-like psychosis after age 60 had a higher risk of death, compared with those diagnosed earlier in life, researchers reported in the International Journal of Geriat… 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

Patient website for those seeking information on hospice and palliative care

7/11/2014

Developed by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, PalliativeDoctors.org is geared to patients with serious illness and their families. This mobile-friendly site includes pages with… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Hiring of NPs rises sharply, staffing analysis finds

7/11/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The shortage of primary care providers and an increasing number of outpatient clinics have driven a surge in demand for nurse practitioners and physician assistants, according to national health care … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Good sportsmanship ranks as No. 1 fun factor in youth sports

7/10/2014

  • USA Today

Research published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health identified 81 factors that made organized sports fun for children and teens. Good sportsmanship, trying hard and positive coaching ranke… 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

Hospital system to use grant to better coordinate care in Iowa

7/10/2014

  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The

A three-year, $10 million federal grant was offered to Mercy hospital system to enhance patient care in Iowa. The grant will be used by the health system to assist small hospitals as they prepare to p… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Legislators gather to support PROTECT Act for health IT

7/14/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Several U.S. senators reiterated their support at an IBM-sponsored briefing for the proposed Preventing Regulatory Overreach to Enhance Care Technology Act, which would eliminate the FDA's regulatory … 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

O&P practitioners should check PDAC verifications

7/10/2014

  • O&P Almanac (Adobe Flash required)

One of the functions of Medicare's Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding contractor is to verify reimbursement codes for durable medical equipment, prostheses, orthotics and supplies, whether that verifi… 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

Injectable collagen treats atrophic acne scars

7/8/2014

  • Dermatology Times online

Injections of collagen filler containing polymethylmethacrylate microspheres improved atrophic acne scars in 64% of patients, compared with 33% of patients receiving placebo injections, in a study of … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Shorter life expectancy seen in severely obese patients

7/9/2014

  • HealthDay News

Research published on the website of PLOS Medicine says life expectancy among severely obese individuals was 6.5 to 13.7 years shorter than that of people with normal weight. Heart disease appeared to… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Gym works with veterinarians to keep pets moving

7/11/2014

  • Philly.com (Philadelphia)

Hydrotherapy is a key part of the workout at Whole Animal Gym in Philadelphia, which uses holistic practices alongside veterinary medicine to help animals stay healthy, manage pain and recover from in… 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

White House honors nurse innovators

7/11/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

If you can't find, adapt or modify available medical supplies to help a patient, do you create your own solution? MakerNurse, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology initiative supported by the Robert… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Linezolid use may raise hypoglycemia risk in diabetes

7/14/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An FDA review found a correlation between linezolid use and hypoglycemic events in diabetes patients, with the highest risk seen in those taking insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents. The review was pub… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

U.K. study: High-volume neonatal units have better preemie survival rates

7/8/2014

  • Medical News Today

Data on more than 20,500 babies born in England between 2009 and 2011 showed that high-volume neonatal care units had 30% higher survival rates for babies born after 27 to 32 weeks of pregnancy compar… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study links use of certain NSAIDs to heart risks in older women

7/9/2014

  • HealthDay News

An analysis of data on more than 160,000 postmenopausal women found that use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that selectively inhibit the cox-2 enzyme or inhibit cox-2 more than cox-1, such as… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Plastic surgeon grows ear on girl's arm

7/11/2014

  • WIS-TV (Columbia, S.C.)
  • Detroit Free Press

A 12-year-old who was mauled as a baby by a pet raccoon will soon have a new ear. Plastic surgeon Kongkrit Chaiyasate fashioned the ear with cartilage from the girl's ribs, implanted it on her arm to … Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Study: Heparin may best bivalirudin post-PCI

7/7/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com
  • Business Standard (India)

Heart attack patients had better PCI outcomes when they received heparin than when they were treated with bivalirudin, according to data reported in The Lancet. Overall rates of adverse events were lo… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Idaho health system finds eICU reduces mortality, LOS

7/11/2014

  • KTVB-TV (Boise, Idaho)

Data from the eICU center at St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho, show it has reduced ICU mortality by 20% and length of stay by about 30%, according to eICU medical director Dr. Brian Goltry. Th… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Scientists to unveil new imaging device at Alzheimer's conference

7/14/2014

  • MedicalXpress.com

Cedars-Sinai researchers will present their retinal imaging device that is capable of detecting brain changes associated with Alzheimer's disease at the Alzheimer's Association International Conferenc… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Glycosylated hemoglobin association with coronary artery disease

7/9/2014

  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Abnormal glucose metabolism is a major determinant of coronary artery disease and mortality in developed countries. Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) is a more stable, accurate parameter of glucose home… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Atlanta-area hospital emphasizes nursing certification

7/2/2014

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The

Eastside Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Stuart Downs said the Atlanta-area hospital has set a goal of increasing the number of its nurses who are certified from 14% to 20% this year. Director of… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

PCPC is next week!

7/9/2014

APS, along with the Journal of Family Practice, will host Pain Care for Primary Care in Orlando, July 17-19. The conference allows primary care providers an opportunity to improve their understanding … Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

First-time moms seek answers online before prenatal visits begin

7/9/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research found that many first-time expectant mothers turned to Google and other search engines for information about their pregnancies as they waited for th… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Hiring by hospitals was flat in June

7/7/2014

  • Crain's Detroit Business

Employment figures at U.S. hospitals were mostly flat for June, although health care employment in the nation edged up by 21,000 jobs because of increases in ambulatory and long-term care settings. In… Read More