Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Experts disagree about effects of hospital consolidation

9/17/2014

  • AAFP News

Experts in a panel discussion about hospital mergers and consolidation disagreed about whether the trend reduces competition and increases health costs. Martin Gaynor of the Federal Trade Commission s… 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

Best of 2014 Annual Assembly Recordings

9/16/2014

We've made it easy for you to hear one or more of the best sessions from the 2014 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly. Learn about adolescent palliative care, how to talk about difficult emotional topics and… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Group recommends nonsurgical options for treating urinary incontinence

9/17/2014

  • HealthDay News

Pelvic floor muscle exercises, bladder training and weight reduction may help women suffering from urinary incontinence, according to the American College of Physicians. The group's new guidelines, pu… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Fewer children worldwide are dying before age 5

9/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The mortality rate among children younger than age 5 across the world fell by almost 50% between 1990 and 2013, the United Nations said Tuesday. The decline was attributed in part to better prenatal c… 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

CMS offers Medicare claims deal to some hospitals

9/16/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

The CMS has offered acute care and critical access hospitals a deal to settle denied claim appeals linked to Medicare patient admission status for 68 cents on the dollar. CMS senior adviser Gerald Wal… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Nurses collaborate to design online medical oncology resource

9/17/2014

  • Nurse.com

An evidence-based medical oncology library is being developed by nurses working with health IT firm eviti to help improve care to cancer patients. In addition to information about more than 10,000 cli… 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

IPA: Pistorius will be allowed to compete in Paralympics after serving his sentence

9/16/2014

  • Business Insider
  • Business Insider

The International Paralympic Committee said Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete again after he has served his sentence for the death of his girlfriend. Pistorius was found not guilty of murder,… 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

Editorial urges new melanoma screening guidelines in U.S.

9/16/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

The U.S. should implement a skin cancer screening program for high-risk patients 35 or older, according to an editorial in JAMA Dermatology. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in 2009 that e… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Imaging team uses 3D printing to create model of teen's heart

9/17/2014

  • 3DPrint.com

The Heart Institute's Dr. Michael Taylor, director of advanced imaging, led an effort to use CT data to develop a 3D-printed model of a teen's heart, which helped clinicians determine the safest route… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Beware of blister beetles in hay

9/16/2014

  • News-Star (Monroe, La.) (tiered subscription model), The

Louisiana horse owners should watch for blister beetles in hay, according to Louisiana State University equine specialist Neely Walker, who said LSU's veterinary school recently treated an animal with… 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

Group proposes early maternal warning criteria

9/16/2014

Data show that up to half of maternal deaths during childbirth in the U.S., France and the U.K. are preventable, stemming from a delay in recognizing conditions such as hemorrhage, hypertensive crisis… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Zydus' diabetes drug gains tentative FDA nod

9/17/2014

  • Business Standard (India)

Zydus Cadila obtained tentative approval to market its glipizide extended-release tablets in the U.S. The diabetes drug comes in 2.5-, 5- and 10-milligram strengths. Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea doesn't affect long-term sleep

9/9/2014

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Premature infants who were treated with caffeine for apnea were no more likely to have sleep problems between ages 5 and 12 than those who did not receive such treatment, a study showed. However, rese… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study links small weight gain with higher blood pressure

9/11/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Blood pressure in healthy adults increased with just a 5- to 11-pound gain in weight, according to a study presented at an American Heart Association meeting. Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Plastic surgeon and raccoon attack victim featured on TV news show

9/16/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

The syndicated news show "Inside Edition" on Friday featured pediatric plastic surgeon Kongkrit Chaiyasate and 12-year-old patient Charlotte Ponce, who has been undergoing plastic surgery to repair da… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Absorb II finds less angina with dissolving stent

9/15/2014

  • Reuters

The Absorb dissolving stent from Abbott performed as well as the company's Xience drug-eluting stent at the one-year mark and resulted in significantly less angina, according to a study presented at t… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Hospital gets satellite back-up for emergency communications

9/16/2014

  • KESQ-TV (Palm Desert, Calif.)

Desert Regional Medical Center in California uses a satellite-based back-up system to ensure in-hospital communications and its ability to receive emergency calls during a disaster. "If you needed to … Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

House to vote on jobs package with provision to repeal device tax

9/17/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

A package of jobs bills set for consideration in the House this week includes a provision that would strike down the 2.3% medical device tax. If the House approves the package, the Senate may follow s… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Routine hemoglobin testing after laparoscopic hysterectomy is unnecessary

9/10/2014

  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Routine hemoglobin testing does not dictate postoperative care following total laparoscopic hysterectomy and should be reserved for patients experiencing signs or symptoms of hemodynamic compromise. Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Low birth weight, premature birth may have lasting effects

9/1/2014

  • HealthDay News

Research published in the journal Pediatrics involving more than 1,200 infants born in Iceland showed that smaller birth size was associated with reduced brain volume and function late in life, althou… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Apply for the 2015 Clinical Centers of Excellence Award Program

9/17/2014

The American Pain Society's Clinical Centers of Excellence award program is intended to honor programs or services that exemplify the provision of outstanding clinical care regardless of size. Any U.S… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Oncology panel proposes screening overhaul

9/15/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

A National Cancer Institute advisory panel is calling for new guidelines for cancer diagnosis, treatment and terminology; screening programs that focus on finding the most dangerous cancers; registrie… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Tech company recruiter says nurses can fill many jobs

9/15/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

EHR provider Meditech has hired nurses to work in roles such as sales and product development, including some who still practice, says Shannon Laingen, a recruiting and staff development executive at … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Study: Back-related leg pain improved with chiropractic therapy

9/16/2014

  • Reuters

A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that patients suffering from back-related leg pain experienced more short-term relief when they received chiropractic services in addition to exercise… Read More