Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Bill would expand Medicare coverage of telehealth services

7/24/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com
  • FierceHealthIT
  • MobiHealthNews.com

A bill will be introduced next week by Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Glenn Thompson, R-Pa., to enhance telemedicine use nationwide. The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2014 would increase the n… 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

AAHPM Intensive Board Review course

7/25/2014

Designed to help you prepare for the board examination in hospice and palliative medicine and to advance the clinical competence of all practitioners in the field, including physician assistants and n… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Blood thinner won't help pregnant women prone to blood clots, study says

7/25/2014

  • DailyRx.com

A study involving 292 women from five countries found that daily injection of the blood thinner antepartum dalteparin into the stomachs of pregnant women with thrombophilia was not effective in reduci… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Infant monitors recalled over strangulation risk

7/24/2014

  • WBAL-TV (Baltimore)

Tommee Tippee has voluntarily recalled approximately 25,000 of its baby monitors because of a sensor pad cord that could accidentally strangle a child, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said. No … 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

Spending on health care begins to accelerate, analysis finds

7/24/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Research from the National Center for Policy Analysis suggests that U.S. health care spending is beginning to accelerate again after several years of slowdown. Spending as a percentage of gross domest… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study shows caffeine effects on postmenopausal, perimenopausal women

7/25/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in the journal Menopause found that drinking caffeine may aggravate night sweats as well as hot flashes experienced by two-thirds of postmenopausal women. The results of a survey of more than … 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

Prosthetic advances sparked by wars

7/24/2014

  • Canada.com

Conflicts from World War I to Afghanistan coupled with remarkable advances in electronic and digital technologies are the chief factors that have led to the current generation of advanced prosthetic l… 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

Beware of bacteria in dermal fillers, researchers warn

7/22/2014

  • Modern Medicine

Subcutaneous bumps that appear after dermal filler injections might be caused by bacteria, and treatment with steroids can cause the bacteria to proliferate, according to a study published in the jour… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Supreme Court likely to hear yet another ACA case

7/23/2014

  • Bloomberg
  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Two federal court panels issued opposing rulings on whether tax credits for health insurance plans bought through the federally run marketplace are legal under the Affordable Care Act. Unless the full… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Scientists studying python hearts to help humans

7/25/2014

  • BBC
  • Chester Chronicle (U.K.)

During an annual physical exam, JF, the Chester Zoo's 23-foot-long reticulated python, had a cardiac ultrasound. Researchers are trying to better understand the mechanism responsible for heart expansi… 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

Don't fear failure

7/25/2014

"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might not have lived at all," author J.K. Rowling said at a Harvard commencement. The pursuit of professi… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Providers continue to use paper, pagers

7/24/2014

  • Clinical Innovation + Technology online

A Frost & Sullivan report found many health care providers continue to rely on dated communication systems such as pagers and paper-based records, potentially compromising patient safety, operational … Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Telemedicine facilitates international collaboration

7/22/2014

  • Healthcare IT News

A Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC study finds that telemedicine is useful for pediatric cardiac critical care in settings abroad. Specialists including cardiac intensive care experts, cardia… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Probiotics may offer protection against hypertension, study finds

7/23/2014

  • HealthDay News

An analysis of data from nine studies involving 543 adults found that regular consumption of probiotics was associated with lower blood pressure readings. The findings, published in the journal Hypert… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

3D-printed body parts could replace cadaver parts for students

7/22/2014

  • VentureBeat

Increases in both longevity and the number of medical students has created a shortage of cadavers for medical research and education. Monash University in Australia recently released a kit with 3D-pri… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

SCAI addresses infrapopliteal arterial disease interventions in consensus doc

7/21/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A SCAI consensus document published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions offers recommendations for the treatment of infrapopliteal arterial disease, increasingly facilitated by advanci… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Johns Hopkins to launch ICU diary program to reduce PTSD

7/25/2014

  • WHYY-TV/WHYY-FM (Philadelphia)

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be a side effect of an ICU stay, but Johns Hopkins pulmonary and critical care fellow Ann Parker said ICU diaries kept by family and friends can help. The diaries ca… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Review shows utility of radiocholine PET/CT in prostate cancer treatment planning

7/24/2014

  • MolecularImaging.net

A review published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine reveals that C-11 choline PET/CT imaging could improve the selection of patients with advanced prostate cancer for salvage radiation therapy. Beca… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Reduction of maternal mortality during cesarean section

7/23/2014

  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Maternal mortality may be reduced with the use of disease-specific protocols. Most maternal deaths are not predictable at the time of admission. 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

What you need to know about methadone safety

7/23/2014

APS's Methadone Safety Guideline provides recommendations for use of methadone treatment for individuals of chronic pain at all age levels. "More than 3,700 scientific abstracts were systematically re… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Advanced intravascular ultrasound introduced by Boston Scientific

7/22/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Boston Scientific has expanded its intravascular ultrasound product line with the release of its Polaris system. The Polaris technology, which already has FDA clearance and CE mark approval in Europe,… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Pa. facility recruits nurses to handle increasing patient numbers

7/21/2014

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The Armstrong County Health Center in Kittanning, Pa., will recruit additional nurses to handle increasing patient volume at the nursing facility. The center is using temporary staffing to meet state … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association