Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Primary care physicians need to be knowledgeable about HIV, experts say

8/26/2014

  • Healthline

It is important for primary care physicians to be knowledgeable about HIV and to focus on the long-term health of patients who may live with the virus for years, experts say. They also should be aware… 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

U.S. tightens control of hydrocodone combo drugs

8/22/2014

  • USA Today
  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday said it would tighten control of hydrocodone combination drugs by rescheduling them from Schedule III to Schedule II. The change means prescriptions for… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

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

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Gestational diabetes exposure raises health risks in children

8/26/2014

  • Daily Mail (London), The

Children born to mothers who developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy displayed reduced insulin sensitivity and were almost six times as likely to develop prediabetes or type 2 diabetes as thos… 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

Timing of admission linked to differences in pediatric leukemia care

8/25/2014

  • HealthDay News

Admission on weekends was associated with greater risk of respiratory failure, longer hospital stays and longer waiting times for chemotherapy among pediatric patients with recently diagnosed leukemia… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

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

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

News for the orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics profession

AOPA In Advance SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association

New CMS background checks take effect for DMEPOS suppliers

8/25/2014

  • Health Industry Washington Watch blog

The CMS said it began its fingerprint-based background check screening process on Aug. 6 for some high-risk suppliers and providers who participate in federal health care programs. People who have a 5… 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

Novel retinol blend may be less irritating

8/19/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Retinol in a blend of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents resulted in less erythema, dryness, scaling and peeling compared with tretinoin or free retinol in a split-face study. The blend included… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Savings from biosimilars hinge on naming standards

8/22/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The FDA is considering standards for naming biosimilars, with makers of branded biologic drugs lobbying for distinct names and makers of biosimilars, along with pharmacy benefit managers and other adv… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Mass. law requires veterinarians to report suspected animal abuse

8/25/2014

  • Sun (Lowell, Mass.), The

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has signed the Protecting Animal Welfare and Society Act, setting maximum penalties at seven years in prison and a $5,000 fine for one count of animal cruelty. Repeat … 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

New technique may increase safety of power morcellation in hysterectomy

8/26/2014

A new device may enable women to safely undergo hysterectomy using minimally invasive surgery despite increased concerns about power morcellation. The FDA recently discouraged use of power morcellatio… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Obesity in minorities may be affected by demeaning stereotypes

8/27/2014

  • Science World Report

Research published in the Journal of Social Issues revealed Latinos were more likely than whites to agree that demeaning stereotypes applied to them. "When you are exposed to negative stereotypes, you… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study looks at oxygen saturation, hospitalization with bronchiolitis

8/20/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

In an analysis involving 213 infants with mild to moderate bronchiolitis, Canadian researchers found that artificially raised pulse oximetry values were associated with lower rates of hospitalization … Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Mayo Clinic focuses new cholesterol guidance on diet, exercise

8/20/2014

  • DailyRx.com

A Mayo Clinic task force reviewed scientific evidence on the treatment related to cholesterol and cardiovascular disease. The team recommended exercise and diet for three to six months before re-evalu… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Study links age, race to likelihood of undergoing post-mastectomy reconstruction

8/26/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Women are less likely to receive reconstruction after a mastectomy if they are black, are not highly educated, have a major comorbidity or are undergoing chemotherapy, a study published in JAMA Surger… 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

Study shows impact of futile ICU care

8/22/2014

  • Science 2.0

A study of five ICUs at one health system showed at least one patient was being given futile treatment on 16% of days during which an ICU was full, while others waited for emergency care or died at ot… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

App allows docs, patients to share medical images

8/27/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

An application unveiled by NexGenic allows patients to easily transmit encrypted full-resolution clinical images using a mobile device or computer. The ImageInbox app can also be used by providers to … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Underage drinking and trauma center resource use

8/20/2014

  • Journal of Adolescent Health

In this study, presence of alcohol was not significantly associated with adverse outcomes or increased resource utilization in younger trauma patients admitted to a level I trauma center. However, the… 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

2015 call for posters is now open

8/20/2014

The APS Scientific Program Committee invites you to submit your original research for a poster presentation at the 2015 APS Annual Scientific Meeting. It is required that authors select a theme (topic… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Cognitive ability linked to stroke risk, outcomes, study finds

8/24/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

In adults over 65, lower cognitive ability is associated with a greater risk for stroke, according to research reported in the journal Stroke. Declines in cognitive function accelerated after stroke a… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Demand from hospitals drives growth in BSN programs

8/25/2014

  • MySuburbanLife.com (Chicago area)

Hospitals are adopting hiring policies that call for new nurses to have bachelor's degrees and current employees to get the degrees, which is contributing to the growth of nursing degree programs for … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

8 ways technology poses problems for the body

8/26/2014

  • TomsGuide.com

Use of technology can lead to a range of problems for the body, such as tablet neck, eye strain, lumbar weakness, and health problems associated with prolonged sitting and inactivity. Read More