Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

FDA approves first fecal DNA test for colorectal cancer

9/2/2014

  • AAFP News

For the first time, the FDA has approved a fecal DNA test for colorectal cancer after studies found that Cologuard correctly identified 92% of cancers and 42% of advanced adenomas in trials comparing … 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

Scholarships available for HPM Lectures

8/29/2014

The AAHPM Hospice and Palliative Medicine Lecture Series application is open, this scholarship provides support to members who have been accepted to present on palliative care or hospice topics at oth… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Full scope of practice tied to lower admissions rates in study

9/2/2014

  • McKnight's Long-Term Care News

When nurse practitioners practice to the fullest extent of their training, hospitalization rates are lower for residents of skilled nursing facilities, University of Missouri researchers reported in t… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

CMS releases schedule of end-to-end ICD-10 testing periods

9/2/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

The CMS has confirmed the schedule of end-to-end ICD-10 testing periods that will enable 2,550 providers and other submitters to evaluate their ICD-10 processes to ensure they are ready to transmit cl… 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

Tenn. hospital makes change to open ICU visitation

9/2/2014

  • Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)

Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn., this year changed its adult ICU visitation policy to allow family to be with patients for 16 hours per day instead of 90 minutes, acknowledging the import… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Mobile app may help detect jaundice in newborns

9/2/2014

  • MedGadget.com

A team of providers and engineers at the University of Washington has created a smartphone application that could help parents and providers screen newborns for jaundice. The app, called BiliCam, has … 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

First sanctioned amputee boxing group formed

8/28/2014

  • KENS-TV (San Antonio)

The National Amputee Boxing Association, based in San Antonio, is the first sanctioned amputee boxing association in the nation. The newly formed group offers veterans with lower-limb amputations, as … 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

Dermatologic surgeon: Google Glass could help during Mohs procedures

8/26/2014

  • Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), The

Dermatologist Jonathan Kantor uses Google Glass during Mohs surgeries after gaining patient permission to photograph and record the procedures. To ensure patient privacy, Kantor does not connect to th… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Trial participants younger, healthier than heart disease patients

8/27/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that participants in studies of heart treatments tend to be younger and healthier than heart disease patients. "Doctors are left not kn… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

H5N6 avian influenza surfaces at Chinese farm

9/2/2014

  • Reuters

Some 18,000 geese on a farm in China died from H5N6 avian influenza, and officials culled nearly 69,000 geese to stem the spread of the virus. One man in China died of H5N6 influenza this past spring,… 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: Parental smoking poses long-term risks to children

9/2/2014

Exposure to tobacco smoke in utero and during early infancy is linked to an increased risk of asthma, rhinitis and eczema throughout adolescence, suggests findings from a new study published in Pediat… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Nutritious diet can reduce risk of diabetes, study says

9/1/2014

  • Business Standard (India)

Data published in The Lancet found consuming certain cereals, green leafy vegetables and berries as well as dairy products and coffee may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers also found cer… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Maternal proximity to gas wells tied to heart defect risk in Colo. study

8/27/2014

  • Bloomberg

The presence of more than 125 natural gas wells within a mile of maternal residence was associated with a 30% higher risk of congenital heart defect in infants, according to study in the journal Envir… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Aspirin lowers risk of VTE recurrence in controlled trials

8/26/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An analysis of data from two placebo-controlled studies involving 1,224 patients showed those who took aspirin after completing anticoagulation therapy were less likely to have recurrent venous thromb… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Surgeons replace woman's damaged skull with plastic cap

8/28/2014

  • Daily Item (Sunbury, Pa.), The

Facial plastic surgeon John Frodel and neurosurgeon Atom Sarkar led the team that replaced parts of a woman's damaged skull with medical-grade plastic. The woman was injured when a rock thrown from a … Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Document establishes best practices for treating renal artery stenosis

8/26/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A consensus document from SCAI offers a framework to guide patient selection for renal artery stenosis treatment with stenting. Experts say their understanding of resistant hypertension and treatment … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

D.C. NICU goes 2 years without a CLABSI

9/2/2014

  • American City Business Journals

The NICU at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., has celebrated two years without an infant getting a central line-associated bloodstream infection. A special insertion team first d… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Calif. neurostimulation device firm eyes $50M in IPO

9/2/2014

  • Clinica (subscription required)

NeuroSigma is looking to obtain $50 million in an initial public offering. The California-based company will use the proceeds from the IPO to help develop its Monarch system, an external trigeminal ne… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for chronic myofascial pain

8/27/2014

  • Journal of Pain, The

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is considered a leading cause of musculoskeletal pain. Chronic MPS has been related to defective descending inhibitory systems. This report shares results from a study o… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Tenn. law may keep pregnant women from getting health care

8/1/2014

  • ABC News

A Tennessee woman has been charged under a new state law making it a crime to use drugs while pregnant. Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women said such laws can keep women from get… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Interested in presenting your research?

8/27/2014

Submit your original research for a poster presentation at the 2015 APS Annual Scientific Meeting. The APS Scientific Program Committees encourages you to submit your original research in the 2015 Cal… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Fingertip ultrasound technology designed for more intuitive testing

8/27/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Sonivate Medical's SonicEye is an ultrasound probe that has been reduced in size to fit on a finger. The idea is to make the process simpler and more intuitive for clinicians, particularly for needle … Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Recruitment team bolsters Wichita State's online nursing program

9/1/2014

  • Wichita Eagle (Kan.), The

Wichita State University created a recruitment team to bolster enrollment and improve operations for its online RN-to-BSN program. This fall, 56 students have signed up, compared with 18 earlier in th… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

CMS to withhold release of some Open Payments data

8/29/2014

  • Health Data Management
  • Healio (free registration)

The CMS announced Thursday that it again will take the Open Payments system offline. The system will be unavailable because of scheduled maintenance for two days over the next week, and the review and… Read More