Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

USPSTF: Not enough evidence to recommend thyroid screening

10/29/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is sticking with a recommendation it made 10 years ago stating there is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against thyroid screening in asymptomatic adul… 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

Renal Physicians Association shared decision-making toolkit

10/28/2014

The Renal Physicians Association has created an app that translates the Shared Decision Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis clinical practice guideline into an interac… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

U.S. not ready for Ebola, AP review finds

10/30/2014

  • Associated Press, The

An Associated Press review of the preparedness of hospitals and other emergency health care resources found that some parts of the system lack the ability to handle even small clusters of deadly infec… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Infants can discern emotional cues from eyes

10/29/2014

  • TIME (subscription required)

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed varying brain responses to different eye expressions among babies. 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's QI initiative reduces pneumonia readmissions

10/30/2014

  • Family Practice News

A quality improvement initiative that used a diagnostic scoring system and daily interdisciplinary meetings helped reduce one hospital's all-cause readmission rates for pneumonia patients from 20.7% t… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Calif. orders 21-day quarantine for people at high risk of Ebola

10/30/2014

  • KNTV-TV (San Francisco)
  • Yahoo

California's Department of Public Health has ordered a 21-day quarantine for anyone arriving in the state from Ebola-stricken countries who had contact with someone infected with the virus. 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

British design engineer award winner fits 3D robotic hand

10/28/2014

  • EurekaMagazine.co.uk (U.K.)

Joel Gibbard, who recently was named Young Design Engineer of the Year at the British Engineering Excellence Awards, has created a 3D-scanned and printed prosthetic socket and robotic hand for 23-year… 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

Developer of "love handle" injectable plans to raise $63M in IPO

10/28/2014

  • Xconomy

Biotech company Neothetics, formerly known as Lithera, is preparing for an initial public offering that could raise more than $63 million to advance development of an injectable drug that shrinks fat … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Study IDs hurdles to advancing complex chronic disease care

10/27/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Health care providers are increasingly supportive of complex care management team utilization, a New England Journal of Medicine study found. However, there are barriers to adoption, including initial… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Study explores why children raised on farms tend to be healthier

10/28/2014

  • Marshfield News-Herald (Wis.) (tiered subscription model)

In an effort to understand the connections between exposure to animals and pediatric health, researchers from Marshfield Clinic's National Farm Medicine Center are conducting a study that will compare… 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

Study: High survival rates for extremely preterm neonates with prolonged Premature Rupture of Membranes

10/28/2014

A new study in Obstetrics & Gynecology showed that survival is possible among second-trimester preterm neonates whose delivery is delayed following premature rupture of membranes when the mother is gi… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

AAMC sees largest, most diverse med school enrollment

10/30/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

The number of first-time medical school enrollees reached an all-time high of 20,343 this year, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges. However, AAMC President and CEO Dr.… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Dutch guidelines on group B strep appear ineffective

10/20/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

The incidence of invasive group B streptococcal disease among neonates did not decline after the introduction of prevention guidelines in 1999, according to a Dutch study in The Lancet Infectious Dise… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

VA nurses get mobile van to bring CVD care to rural veterans

10/22/2014

  • Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, S.C.), The

The Dorn VA Medical Center's new Cardiology and Vascular Mobile Medical Unit is taking care to veterans in rural areas of South Carolina. Cardiology clinical nurse Yvette Twum-Danso said veterans had … Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Newly insured patients struggle to find doctors

10/28/2014

  • USA Today

Some people who bought health insurance plans through an Affordable Care Act exchange report having a hard time finding a doctor who will accept their insurance. Some plans reimburse doctors poorly, l… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Agreement reached to resolve Ky. fraud case

10/27/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

Two Kentucky cardiologists will pay $380,000 over allegations that they violated anti-kickback statutes and the Stark Law, and a third physician will serve time behind bars. The hospital implicated in… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Okla. NICU cares for 7 sets of twins

10/28/2014

  • KWTV-TV (Oklahoma City)

NICU staff at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City have the unusual opportunity to care for seven sets of twins born within weeks of each other. NICU clinical director Debbie McCann says t… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Prices of popular medical devices dropped 5% in Aug., index shows

10/29/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

The Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute technology price index reported a 5% decrease in August in the prices of the top 10 medical devices, including pacemakers and biological heart valves, compared wit… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Medical groups issue stroke prevention recommendations

10/30/2014

  • Reuters

New guidelines to prevent stroke call for adopting either the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet or a Mediterranean-style plan, monitoring blood pressure at home, and using an online risk es… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Medical groups publish new guidelines on determining due dates

10/5/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Three medical groups are issuing new guidelines for determining pregnancy-due-date estimates and gestational ages in Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Authors from 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

APS methadone safety webinar: Nov. 11

10/29/2014

APS invites primary care physicians to attend a free-CME webinar on methadone safety on Tuesday, Nov. 11. "The Methadone Safety Guidelines: A Life Webinar," will review the guidelines and provide reco… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

3D automated ultrasound augments mammography in patients with dense tissue

10/26/2014

  • HealthImaging.com

For women with dense breasts, 3D automated ultrasound assists mammography in the diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study published in Radiology. Used as an adjunct to mammography in women wit… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Fla. tops list of 10 states with biggest nurse shortages

10/27/2014

  • Insider Monkey

Florida leads this ranking of the 10 states with the biggest shortages of nurses, followed by California and Hawaii. Texas, Minnesota and New York are among the states in the ranking that have particu… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Policy brief urges "Never only opioids" in pain treatment

10/30/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

A new policy brief from the Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy advocates for turning first to conservative care and non-pharmacological approaches to pain treatment. Read More