Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Defense bill gives mixed signals about tobacco use in military

12/16/2014

  • AAFP News

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act eliminates discounts on tobacco products sold at military exchanges but bans new policies that would prohibit the sale of legal tobacco products to military… 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

Primer of Palliative Care, 6th edition

12/12/2014

This book is the essential introductory text for those who care for patients with serious illness and their families. Contents include an introduction to hospice and palliative care, pain management, … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Early, late menstruation linked to increased heart risks as adult

12/16/2014

  • HealthDay News

Women who started menstruation at 10 and younger or 17 and older were more likely to be hospitalized or die from heart disease later in life, according to a study in Circulation. Extremely early or la… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Study finds greater e-cigarette use among teens

12/16/2014

  • Medical News Today

A study in Pediatrics revealed 30% of Hawaii students aged 14 to 15 used e-cigarettes in 2013, up from 10% in 2012 and 4.7% in 2011. Researchers also found 96% of teens were aware of e-cigarettes and … 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

Seattle employers build partnerships with health centers

12/15/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Medical centers in the Seattle area are working with employers to help improve care and reduce health care costs. Virginia Mason Medical Center changed its office policies so patients with back proble… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

U.K. guidance highlights benefits of nurse-midwives

12/16/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The U.K.'s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has released guidance that notes safe births are more likely with midwives than physicians for healthy women with uncomplicated pregnancies… 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

Electrical signal therapy used for peripheral neuropathy

12/16/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

Grand Rapids, Mich., podiatrist Charles Solon is using electrical signal therapy to treat peripheral neuropathy, a technique that places electrodes on the feet and legs to improve circulation and stim… 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

Microneedling device stimulates collagen production

12/9/2014

  • KVUE-TV (Austin, Texas)

A new skin rejuvenation device uses microneedles to encourage collagen production. While fillers' effects on wrinkles can last for two years, a patient's own collagen can last for up to 15 years, derm… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Study backs angiography for ID of noncalcified lesions

12/15/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

Patients at high risk of coronary artery disease benefit from coronary CT angiography, even if they are asymptomatic, because of its ability to detect noncalcifying plaques, according to research repo… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

A small-business checklist for the end of 2014

12/15/2014

  • Entrepreneur online

Talk to your accountant before the end of the year to figure out how best to manage your tax bill, advises Dawn Fotopulos, founder of BestSmallBizHelp.com. In addition, prepare for 2015 by sending rem… 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: Many breast cancer patients may get excessive radiation therapy

12/16/2014

A study suggests that nearly two-thirds of women with early-stage breast cancer are getting unnecessarily long radiation treatment following a lumpectomy. Traditionally, most patients have received fi… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Report: Physician finder sites fall short on accuracy

12/16/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A Kyruus report found a majority of hospital physician finder sites have only basic search and filter functions. Also, a majority of the sites gave only partially accurate information, and many did no… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Congress reauthorizes newborn screening law

12/10/2014

  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model)

The Senate and House have passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act after it was amended to require parental consent before the samples can be used in genetic research. The bill inc… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Cut dietary sugars to reduce heart risks, study says

12/11/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com
  • DailyRx.com

Diets for people at risk of heart disease should focus on reducing sugar more than cutting salt, U.S. researchers reported in the BMJ's Open Heart. Researchers said sugar may have a stronger link to b… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

No Medicare doc fix in budget bill

12/16/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

The spending bill passed by Congress does not include changes to the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula, nor does it extend a temporary reimbursement boost for treating Medicaid beneficiaries. Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Research backs role for ICs in stroke treatment

12/15/2014

  • TCTMD.com

Catheter-based treatments result in positive neurological outcomes for younger, lower-risk ischemic stroke patients, and outcomes are similar regardless of whether the procedure is performed by a neur… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Study: Added prebiotics fail to improve microbiota in EN patients

12/16/2014

  • NutraIngredients

ICU patients on enteral nutrition with added oligofructose and inulin did not show differences in daily fecal scores of bifidobacteria, compared with patients who were given a placebo, researchers rep… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

IBM's Watson to help VA docs manage data and improve care

12/16/2014

  • USA Today

The Department of Veterans Affairs will use IBM's Watson computer to help manage its increasing volume of clinical data and to optimize treatment of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. Watso… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Study links one-third of cancer deaths in U.S. to cigarettes

12/10/2014

  • HealthDay News

American Cancer Society data showed about a third of U.S. cancer deaths are linked to cigarette smoking, and researchers said reducing smoking rates should be a top public health priority. The study, … Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Study: Early sodium supplementation boosts weight in preemies

11/21/2014

  • Science World Report

Premature infants who received early sodium supplementation gained more weight at a faster rate compared with those who did not receive the intervention, according to a study in the Journal of Parente… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Did you miss the methadone safety webinar?

12/10/2014

The recording of "The Methadone Safety Guidelines: A Live Webinar" is now available for viewing. This webinar provides recommendations for the safe use of methadone, including how to avoid risks relat… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Ultrasound plus SPECT could guide sentinel lymph node detection, study finds

12/15/2014

  • DOTMed.com

The SentiGuide system from SurgicEye combines SPECT and ultrasound in a technology that may be useful for identifying sentinel lymph nodes in cancer patients. The hybrid technology detected sentinel l… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Va. report finds need to prepare more students for careers in nursing

12/15/2014

  • WVTF-FM (Roanoke, Va.)

Virginia's workforce development system needs fixing because employers cannot find workers with the proper skills, according to a legislative report. Nursing is among high-demand areas that don't rece… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Benefits of "active sitting" may be overstated

12/16/2014

  • CTV.ca (Canada)

Trainer and martial arts expert Philippe Til discusses the myths and realities of "active sitting," which aims to break up prolonged static sitting by using wobbly stools or exercise balls. Proper pos… Read More