Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Report: Residency program channels physicians to underserved areas

4/24/2014

  • AAFP News

Results of the Primary Care Residency Expansion Program show a high return-on-investment when it comes to generating primary care physicians who are likely to work in underserved or rural areas, accor… 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

Get ready for your HMDCB Exam

4/22/2014

Prepare for your Hospice Medical Director Certification Board Exam with HMDC PREPTM. This 75-item multiple choice online practice test is based on the HMDCB Blueprint. It is available in study and tes… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Statins may prevent progression of kidney cancer

4/24/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

An analysis of data on 2,608 patients with localized renal cell carcinoma found statin use was associated with a lower risk of disease progression after surgical treatment. The findings were published… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

FDA proposes first e-cigarette regulations

4/24/2014

  • Reuters
  • USA Today

After years of planning to control electronic cigarette use, the FDA on Thursday proposed its first regulations on such devices, while also including other tobacco products such as some types of cigar… 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

Md. hospitals look at cutting readmission rates 6.8%

4/24/2014

  • American City Business Journals

Maryland officials said hospitals in the state will have to reduce readmissions by about 6.8% as part of a five-year plan with Medicare to lower rates to national levels. A state Health Services Cost … Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Mild cognitive decline in old age linked to earlier death

4/23/2014

  • HealthDay News

Older people who showed mild cognitive or memory deficits were 80% more likely to die earlier compared with those without mental decline, researchers from Mayo Clinic found. Memory loss alone was asso… 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

New O&P plastic shares university's top entrepreneurial award

4/24/2014

  • Xconomy

Malleable Medical Tech, which has developed a plastic for O&P devices, won $10,000 and shared top honors at the University of Colorado at Boulder's New Venture Challenge. The material is stronger than… 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

Study compares vitiligo treatments

4/22/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Hair follicle transplantation and mini-punch grafting were similarly effective in treating patients with refractory, nonsegmental vitiligo in a 25-patient study. Mini-punch grafting is easier than tra… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Report finds more specialist than primary care visits in 2013

4/21/2014

  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

A report by the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics showed 51% of clinical visits in 2013 were to specialists' offices, up from 48% in 2011 and 49% in 2012. Researchers also noted a decline in pr… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

What's driving trends in animal pharma?

4/24/2014

  • Indianapolis Star (tiered subscription model), The

Pharmaceutical companies continue to see promise in the $24 billion global animal health business, with Eli Lilly and Co. the latest to make a move in that direction. Lilly sought to bolster its Elanc… 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

Extremely obese women face high stillbirth risk in late pregnancy

4/22/2014

While obese women face an increased risk of stillbirth, that risk skyrockets in late pregnancy for extremely obese women, concludes a new study published online in the American Journal of Obstetrics &… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Diabetes patients on Jenny Craig diets show better outcomes

4/23/2014

  • Reuters

Thirty-eight percent of overweight and obese type 2 diabetes patients who followed either low-fat or low-carb Jenny Craig diets lost 10% of their initial body weight at one year, compared with 9% of t… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Maternal antibiotic therapy may increase infants' sepsis risk, study suggests

4/22/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Newborns' risk of late-onset sepsis may increase the longer a mother is treated with antibiotics, according to a Children's Hospital of Philadelphia study carried out on mice. The researchers found fe… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Report: Sudden cardiac death carries heavy societal burden

4/23/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Sudden cardiac death accounted for up to half of potential years of life lost due to heart disease, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers reported in Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology.… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Technology takes the guesswork out of cosmetic surgery

4/22/2014

  • Beauty World News

Recent imaging technology shows patients what they can expect from cosmetic procedures and helps them form realistic expectations, plastic surgeons say. "If a woman is interested in breast augmentatio… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Pa. hospital uses intervention to protect A-fib patients from clots

4/22/2014

  • American City Business Journals

A new procedure in use at Allegheny General Hospital uses a minimally invasive approach to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, cutting the risk of life-threatening clots. Physicians there use a s… 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 begin to post physician ratings data online

4/21/2014

  • Kaiser Health News

The University of Utah Health Care hospital system publishes its own physician ratings online so they come up first when patients conduct searches, helping to balance less favorable reviews. While man… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Device tax is a "disincentive to startups," senator says

4/24/2014

  • SeacoastOnline (Portsmouth, N.H.) (tiered subscription model)

During a visit Tuesday to Novocure's facility in Portsmouth, N.H., Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., decried the 2.3% medical device tax, calling it "onerous" and "a disincentive to startups." Ayotte, who is… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Poll: Retirement, health care among biggest financial concerns

4/23/2014

  • Gallup.com

Almost 60% of Americans said their biggest financial worry was the risk of running out of money in retirement but affording medical costs for a serious illness or accident came in second at 53%, accor… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Misericordia leader sees growing need for advanced practice nurses

4/6/2014

  • Times-Tribune (Scranton, Pa.) (tiered subscription model), The

The Affordable Care Act will increase the number of patients needing access to advanced practice nurses, said Brenda Hage, director of graduate nursing at Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. The … Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

2015 call for symposia opens next week

4/22/2014

The APS Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your proposals for presentation at the 34th Annual Scientific Meeting beginning on Wednesday, April 30. Proposals must reflect APS's multidis… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Index flags patients likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, study finds

4/23/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Combining several clinical parameters into a scoring system could predict the patients most likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. A study reported in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found that a sc… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Maine sees increasing number of nursing jobs

4/21/2014

  • Maine Public Broadcasting Network

Nursing represents the largest health care occupation in Maine, at 14,000 jobs, and the number of nursing positions is expected to increase 20% during this decade. Out-of-state employers often hire Ma… Read More