Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

ONC's final EHR certification rule reflects AAFP concerns

9/16/2014

  • AAFP News

The HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT released a final rule giving physicians and other health care professionals and groups greater flexibility in electronic health record certific… 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

Scholarships available for HPM Lectures

9/12/2014

The AAHPM Hospice and Palliative Medicine Lecture Series application is open, this scholarship provides support to members who have been accepted to present on palliative care or hospice topics at oth… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Male pattern baldness linked to prostate cancer risk in study

9/16/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

An analysis of data on almost 40,000 men ages 55 to 74 in the U.S. found that male pattern baldness was associated with a 39% increase in the risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer. … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Socioeconomic factors may affect outcomes in childhood asthma

9/15/2014

  • Science World Report

All children with asthma were prone to behavioral problems, such as poor attention and social skills, but the negative consequences of the condition disappeared in those who were never exposed to pove… 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

CMS offers Medicare claims deal to some hospitals

9/16/2014

  • HealthLeaders Media

The CMS has offered acute care and critical access hospitals a deal to settle denied claim appeals linked to Medicare patient admission status for 68 cents on the dollar. CMS senior adviser Gerald Wal… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Telemedicine enables providers to offer care to patient with Ebola virus

9/16/2014

  • MedCityNews.com

Nebraska Medical Center's Biocontainment Patient Care Unit is using telemedicine technology to help care for a physician who was infected with Ebola virus in Liberia. Providers are using a video confe… 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

IPA: Pistorius will be allowed to compete in Paralympics after serving his sentence

9/16/2014

  • Business Insider
  • Business Insider

The International Paralympic Committee said Oscar Pistorius will be allowed to compete again after he has served his sentence for the death of his girlfriend. Pistorius was found not guilty of murder,… 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

Combo treatment effectively rejuvenates aging faces

9/9/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Combining midface augmentation, extended sub-superficial musculoaponeurotic system rhytidectomy and full-face erbium:YAG resurfacing effectively rejuvenated facial features of 21 women 58 to 71, a ret… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Study cuts physician radiation exposure in angiography

9/15/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

A shield placed on the patient during coronary angiography and a cap used by the operator cut physician exposure to radiation over 75%, according to findings discussed at the Transcatheter Cardiovascu… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

N.J. college partners with Ross University veterinary school

9/15/2014

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Rowan College at Gloucester County in New Jersey signed an agreement with Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine allowing three Rowan graduates entrance into Ross' program every semester. The s… 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

Group proposes early maternal warning criteria

9/16/2014

Data show that up to half of maternal deaths during childbirth in the U.S., France and the U.K. are preventable, stemming from a delay in recognizing conditions such as hemorrhage, hypertensive crisis… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Focusing on food's visual aspect may curb cravings

9/16/2014

  • Tech Times

A study in Psychological Science revealed children showed stronger food cravings compared with adolescents and adults, which may be due to a less-developed brain region that governs self-control. Howe… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea doesn't affect long-term sleep

9/9/2014

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Premature infants who were treated with caffeine for apnea were no more likely to have sleep problems between ages 5 and 12 than those who did not receive such treatment, a study showed. However, rese… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study links small weight gain with higher blood pressure

9/11/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Blood pressure in healthy adults increased with just a 5- to 11-pound gain in weight, according to a study presented at an American Heart Association meeting. Researchers from Mayo Clinic in Rochester… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Plastic surgeon and raccoon attack victim featured on TV news show

9/16/2014

  • MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

The syndicated news show "Inside Edition" on Friday featured pediatric plastic surgeon Kongkrit Chaiyasate and 12-year-old patient Charlotte Ponce, who has been undergoing plastic surgery to repair da… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Absorb II finds less angina with dissolving stent

9/15/2014

  • Reuters

The Absorb dissolving stent from Abbott performed as well as the company's Xience drug-eluting stent at the one-year mark and resulted in significantly less angina, according to a study presented at t… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Hospital gets satellite back-up for emergency communications

9/16/2014

  • KESQ-TV (Palm Desert, Calif.)

Desert Regional Medical Center in California uses a satellite-based back-up system to ensure in-hospital communications and its ability to receive emergency calls during a disaster. "If you needed to … Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

U.S., EU regulators OK St. Jude's OCT imaging technology

9/16/2014

  • BioOptics World

A device developed by St. Jude Medical that combines fractional flow reserve and optical coherence tomography with a percutaneous coronary intervention workflow has received FDA clearance in the U.S. … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Routine hemoglobin testing after laparoscopic hysterectomy is unnecessary

9/10/2014

  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Routine hemoglobin testing does not dictate postoperative care following total laparoscopic hysterectomy and should be reserved for patients experiencing signs or symptoms of hemodynamic compromise. Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Low birth weight, premature birth may have lasting effects

9/1/2014

  • HealthDay News

Research published in the journal Pediatrics involving more than 1,200 infants born in Iceland showed that smaller birth size was associated with reduced brain volume and function late in life, althou… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Pain experts discuss growth of interventional pain medicine

9/10/2014

  • eMPR.com

Interventional pain medicine is a growing specialty that may help reduce the use of controlled substances and aid diagnostics and treatments, according to an expert panel at PAINWeek 2014. Dr. Sanford… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Agency awards $300M to help health centers hire more physicians

9/15/2014

  • Hill, The

HHS is set to award nearly $300 million in grants to help almost 1,300 health centers nationwide hire 4,700 full-time primary care physicians. Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Tech company recruiter says nurses can fill many jobs

9/15/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

EHR provider Meditech has hired nurses to work in roles such as sales and product development, including some who still practice, says Shannon Laingen, a recruiting and staff development executive at … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Exercise, stretches can ease lower back pain

9/15/2014

  • WUSA-TV (Washington, D.C.)

Core exercises and stretching can address lower back pain, experts say. Libby Linden Rubin, of Washington Sports Clubs, also emphasizes the importance of balance. "When you don’t have balance, thatâ… Read More