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

CDC to monitor all U.S. residents back from 3 Ebola-hit countries

10/23/2014

  • HealthDay News

CDC said it will monitor all U.S. residents returning from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea beginning on Monday to ensure that people with Ebola are isolated early in the course of their illness. CDC … 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

Dallas nurse's family says Ebola no longer detectable

10/23/2014

  • HealthDay News
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Amber Vinson, one of two Dallas hospital nurses diagnosed with Ebola, is now clear of the virus, according to a family statement released Wednesday. Vinson has been treated at Emory University Hospita… 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

Dutch guidelines on group B strep appear ineffective

10/20/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

The incidence of invasive group B streptococcal disease among neonates did not decline after the introduction of prevention guidelines in 1999, according to a Dutch study in The Lancet Infectious Dise… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

VA nurses get mobile van to bring CVD care to rural veterans

10/22/2014

  • Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, S.C.), The

The Dorn VA Medical Center's new Cardiology and Vascular Mobile Medical Unit is taking care to veterans in rural areas of South Carolina. Cardiology clinical nurse Yvette Twum-Danso said veterans had … 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

CDC issues new Ebola guidelines for health care workers

10/20/2014

  • NBC News
  • ABC News
  • National Public Radio

The CDC has released new guidelines for health care workers treating patients with Ebola. The new guidelines stress the use of protective garments, requiring workers to be "repeatedly trained" when it… 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

Study finds depression linked to poorer lumbar surgery outcomes

10/23/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Patients with a high depression burden who underwent surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis had a higher risk of poorer outcomes than those without depression, according to a study in The Spine Journal. R… Read More