Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Family physicians see little earnings gain in 2013, survey says

4/16/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Family physicians ranked second to last of 25 medical specialties in the Medscape Compensation Report for 2013, with average earnings of $176,000. The data showed family physician income increased by … 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

4/16/2014

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

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study ties sleep apnea to higher osteoporosis risk

4/16/2014

  • HealthDay News
  • Healio (free registration)

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism showed people with obstructive sleep apnea had nearly three times the risk of developing osteoporosis as those who didn't have t… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Antibiotic combo shows no survival advantage in most Gram-negative bacteremia cases

4/15/2014

  • NewsDaily

Among children with Gram-negative bacteremia, empirical beta-lactam and aminoglycoside combination treatment showed no impact on the duration of infection, compared with beta-lactam monotherapy, accor… 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

Study links county characteristics to readmission rates

4/15/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Data from more than 4,000 hospitals showed 58% of variations in 30-day readmission rates were not linked to performance but were associated with county characteristics, researchers reported in the jou… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Sometimes death doesn't go gently into that good night

4/15/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Nurses, doctors and other hospital workers often fail to face the anger and fear felt by families in response to the impending death of their loved one, oncology nurse Theresa Brown writes. "It takes … 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

Socket sensor monitors pressure on residual limb

4/15/2014

  • BBC

British researchers have developed a postage-stamp-sized sensor that, placed in the socket of a prosthetic leg, can monitor pressure and rubbing from walking and help prevent discomfort or injury -- a… 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

1,440-nm fractional laser reduces signs of photoaging in study

4/15/2014

  • DoctorsLounge.com

Treatment with a low-energy, low-density 1,440-nm fractional laser improved skin texture and reduced pigmentation and wrinkling in Chinese patients, researchers report in the journal Lasers in Surgery… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

More docs factoring costs into clinical decisions

4/14/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

More U.S. doctors say it's time to start considering medical costs in their practice by weighing the burden of "financial toxicity" and discussing money openly with patients. Doctors can no longer aff… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Bobcat to be released after surgical correction of femur fracture

4/16/2014

  • KNTV-TV (San Francisco)

A young bobcat has a chance to make it, thanks to groundbreaking wildlife surgery by veterinarian Rachel Boltz of Adobe Animal Hospital in Los Altos, Calif. Last fall, the 6- to 9-month-old bobcat was… 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: NICU handoffs prone to error

4/15/2014

NICU babies are subjected to many handoff errors, and sicker infants are at higher risk, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers at Duke Univ… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

FDA clears A1C test from Abbott Laboratories

4/16/2014

  • RTT News

Abbott Laboratories received FDA clearance for its ARCHITECT clinical chemistry A1C test designed to boost diabetes diagnosis and monitoring and identify patients at risk of the condition. Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Months of planning culminate in 12-patient transfer for NICU's move

4/9/2014

  • Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio), The

A mobile unit transferred 12 infants as Akron Children's NICU moved from St. Elizabeth Health Center to St. Elizabeth Boardman in Youngstown, Ohio. "The staff made us feel like family, and even had a … Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Added sugars in diet linked to heart disease mortality

4/7/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Adults who got 17% to 21% of their calories from added sugar had a 38% higher risk of dying from heart disease than did those whose added sugar was less than 8% of total calories in their diet, CDC re… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Firefighters honor L.A. burn center founder

4/15/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The Los Angeles Fire Department held a public memorial for plastic and reconstructive surgeon A. Richard Grossman, who established what is now the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, Calif. "He care… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

CMS opens Medicare reimbursement data to public

4/14/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • CardiovascularBusiness.com
  • Forbes
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Cardiologists ranked third behind ophthalmologists and hematologists/oncologists among medical specialists paid the most under Medicare in 2012, according to a report released last week by the CMS. Me… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

NICU sees effects of prescribing opioids to pregnant women

4/15/2014

  • Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.), The

Crouse Hospital neonatologist Michelle Bode said study data showing 20% of pregnant women in the Medicaid program get opioid drug prescriptions is not surprising because she sees many newborns in the … Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

VuCOMP releases upgraded breast density tool

4/16/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

VuCOMP has launched version 2.0 of its M-Vu Breast Density software, which is capable of evaluating breast density on mammograms. The new version's density category now corresponds to the quantity and… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Memory impairment in heart failure patients

4/8/2014

  • American Journal of Cardiology, The

Memory impairment in older patients with heart failure is common. A simple-to-use tool such as the Memory Impairment Screen may identify patients at risk and enable implementation of management strate… 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

Study: Shoulder tendonitis may respond to shock wave treatment

4/16/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Treating chronic calcific shoulder tendonitis with extracorporeal shock wave therapy may reduce pain and improve function, according to a data analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Tu… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Hospital pioneers Google Glass for clinical use

4/13/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Last year, Dr. Steven Horng initiated a pilot program exploring the use of Google Glass at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the results are encouraging. Horng says the hands-free tool is "alw… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

House lawmakers seek more funding for geriatrics workforce

4/14/2014

  • McKnight's Long-Term Care News

A bipartisan group of U.S. House members has called on the leaders of the House Appropriations Committee to commit $200 million to address a pending shortage of health care workers in geriatrics, incl… Read More