Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Town Hall takes on issues of GME, physician payment reform

10/22/2014

  • AAFP News

Changing graduate medical education to encourage more people to go into family medicine, and repealing and replacing the sustainable growth rate formula for physician payments were hot topics at a Tow… 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

2 nursing groups join forces to transform care and culture of serious illness

10/22/2014

Together, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation and the Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (formerly known as NBCHPN) launched a $5 milli… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

U.S. to route passengers from West Africa to 1 of 5 Ebola-screening airports

10/21/2014

  • Reuters

Travelers from Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone must fly into one of five major airports that conduct enhanced Ebola screening starting today, according to the Department of Homeland Security. Screenin… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Hospital-owned physician practices show higher per-patient costs

10/21/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed the total per-patient cost in California was 10.3% higher for hospital-owned physician offices compared with independent … 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

Researchers study risk-adjusted readmissions in colorectal surgery

10/23/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Readmission rates for colorectal surgery patients showed little variation among hospitals included in a study that evaluated them using a risk-adjusted model, according to a study in JAMA Surgery. Res… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Prenatal exposure to traffic air pollution may harm children's lungs

10/21/2014

  • HealthDay News

Children exposed to benzene and nitrogen dioxide while in the womb were more likely to suffer impaired lung function at age 4 than peers with less exposure to such traffic-related air pollutants, a Sp… 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

Designer creates Iron Man prosthetic hand using 3D printer

10/21/2014

  • Mashable

Mechanical designer and animator Pat Starace has created a prosthetic hand using 3D printing that resembles the suit worn by superhero Iron Man. His design includes an LED light display that activates… 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

Skin app is useful, but it's no substitute for a dermatologist

10/21/2014

  • ABC News

Though 45% of Americans trust dermatologists as the best beauty experts, only 9% of those surveyed had visited a dermatologist within the past year. A new smartphone application developed with the hel… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Many patients pick up a pack of cigarettes at same time as meds

10/21/2014

  • HealthDay News

Smoking cigarettes can raise stroke and heart attack risks in women who take oral contraceptives and raise blood pressure and exacerbate lung conditions in other patients, but many people still pick u… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Handle a TV interview like a pro

10/21/2014

  • SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Giving a good TV interview isn't easy, but you can learn the basics, writes Stephanie Scotti. Think about what you wear and how you sit, and don't forget to smile. "It lifts your face and your enthusi… 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 details increased risks of home births

10/21/2014

Babies born at home face significantly increased risk of neonatal death compared with those born in hospitals, and the risk further increases among women with a first or late-term birth, according to … Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Junk foods, soda dominate options in checkout aisles

10/23/2014

  • FoodNavigator

A report by the Center for Science in the Public Interest says 90% of food options in checkout aisles of stores in the Washington, D.C., area were sweets and junk food, while 60% of beverage options w… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

NICU naming system reduces errors in EMR data

10/14/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Creating an identification system for yet-to-be-named neonates helped one NICU reduce errors when clinical orders were entered into an EMR system, researchers from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bro… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study: High-intensity training builds stronger hearts in sedentary adults

10/15/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A group of sedentary adults achieved structural growth in both left and right heart ventricles through yearlong high-intensity training regimens, according to a study in the journal Circulation. Study… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Implant maker seeks $92M in IPO

10/21/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

Sientra, which makes implants for the breast, buttocks, face and other regions, raised the upper limit on its initial public offering to $92 million. Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Study finds similar 10-year stroke protection with stenting, endarterectomy

10/20/2014

  • TCTMD.com
  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

Carotid artery stenting and endarterectomy provide similar protection against stroke over 10 years, leaving cardiologists to decide which treatment is best for a given patient, according to a study pu… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Intensivist shortage leads hospital to use virtual ICU

10/21/2014

  • Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (La.)

Critical care teams from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., will use virtual technology to monitor ICU patients at Woman's Hospital. Our Lady spokeswoman Lauren Davidson… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Sofie nabs funding for PET probe development

10/22/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

The National Cancer Institute has awarded Sofie Biosciences a Phase II $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research contract to support the development of its F-18 fluoroarabinofuranosyl cytosine f… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Family perceptions of hospice care in nursing homes

10/22/2014

  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

How do family perceptions of death with hospice care in nursing homes differ from hospice care in community dwellers? A study from the University of Missouri-Columbia measured family members' anxiety,… 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

Study supports injections for treating chronic lower back pain

10/22/2014

  • Pain Medicine News

A study in the journal Pain Physician found transforaminal epidural injections may help treat chronic lower back pain in patients with diagnoses of disk herniation and radiculitis. The study compared … Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Echo flags risks in pulmonary arterial hypertension

10/20/2014

  • MedWire News (U.K.)

Elevated estimated right atrial pressure can signal lower likelihood of transplant-free survival in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension, according to new research reported in Chest. The thre… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Nursing school sees Ebola as a teaching moment

10/20/2014

  • Shorthorn (University of Texas at Arlington), The

Nursing faculty at the University of Texas-Arlington are using Ebola concerns as a teaching opportunity, employing different strategies to instruct nursing students on caring for Ebola patients, says … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

CEO turns to belly dancing to get into shape

10/21/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Amy Cueva, CEO of design company Mad*Pow, turned to belly dancing and even joined a troupe to get into better shape and deal with back pain from a herniated disc, following her DC's advice to improve … Read More