Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Family medicine practices are part of growing ACO trend

7/23/2014

  • AAFP News

Family medicine practices account for part of the growth of accountable care organizations, which have increased nationwide from 491 in September 2013 to the current 626, according to a Leavitt Partne… 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

2015 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly Book Club

7/23/2014

The AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly Book Club discussion provides a venue for examining new ideas and networking. Vote today for the book you would most like to read and discuss. Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Acetaminophen may not benefit patients with back pain, study says

7/24/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study involving more than 1,650 patients in Australia found that the painkiller acetaminophen was no more effective than placebo in treating acute lower back pain. The findings, published in The Lan… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Parental death linked to higher risk of dying prematurely

7/22/2014

  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Researchers followed more than 7 million individuals for up to 42 years and found that those who lost a parent before age 18 had a 50% greater risk of dying early than those unexposed to parental deat… 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

Group creates ACO accreditation program

7/22/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission has created an accreditation program for accountable care organizations that will evaluate their network infrastructure and exchange connecti… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study: Morcellation could spread tumors in patients with uterine cancer

7/23/2014

  • HealthDay News

Morcellation, a minimally invasive surgical technique used to remove the uterus in pieces, could cause tumor spreading in patients with undetected uterine cancer, according to a study in the Journal o… 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

Aerospace company designs new prosthetic knee

7/22/2014

  • EMDT.co.uk (U.K.)

A prosthetic knee that employs the acceleration of gravity as a vertical reference enables users to rise from sitting, climb stairs and walk using technology similar to how autopilot in airplanes uses… 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

Beware of bacteria in dermal fillers, researchers warn

7/22/2014

  • Modern Medicine

Subcutaneous bumps that appear after dermal filler injections might be caused by bacteria, and treatment with steroids can cause the bacteria to proliferate, according to a study published in the jour… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Seniors are having fewer heart attacks, data show

7/22/2014

  • HealthDay News

A Yale University study showed stable hospitalization rates for heart attacks among young and middle-aged adults from 2001 to 2010, while heart attack rates for Medicare-age adults dropped by more tha… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

How to defuse workplace conflicts

7/23/2014

  • LeadToday blog

The worst thing you can do with a workplace conflict is ignore it, writes Steve Keating. It's important to find a way to resolve conflicts effectively without digging up the past or developing grudges… 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 links prenatal alcohol exposure to gross motor (GM) problems

7/22/2014

Children diagnosed with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), or who were exposed to moderate to heavy amounts of alcohol prenatally, have triple the risk of gross motor (GM) problems compared to th… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Herbs show efficacy in blocking diabetes enzyme

7/24/2014

  • Voice of America

Research published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry says the herbs oregano and rosemary contain polyphenols and flavonoids that block an enzyme associated with diabetes. Researchers a… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Measurement type affects dosing errors in child medications

7/14/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Parents who used a teaspoon or a tablespoon to measure doses of child medication had a twofold increased risk of making a dosing error compared with those who measured the medication in milliliters, a… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Niacin offers no heart benefits, study says

7/17/2014

  • HealthDay News
  • NBC News

A study involving about 26,000 heart patients found that niacin, or vitamin B3, does not reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with hardened arteries, and it may increase their risk of… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

3D-printed body parts could replace cadaver parts for students

7/22/2014

  • VentureBeat

Increases in both longevity and the number of medical students has created a shortage of cadavers for medical research and education. Monash University in Australia recently released a kit with 3D-pri… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Docs report issues with Open Payments site

7/22/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Doctors without financial relationships with drug and device makers who visit the federal Open Payments site are met with an error message once they log in, one of numerous possible issues with the sy… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Data analysis supports early ICU tracheostomy

7/22/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Data from 15 clinical trials found ICU patients who need mechanical ventilation had better outcomes with an early tracheostomy, compared with those who did not have the procedure or had it later in th… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Technique allows faster Raman analysis of biological samples

7/23/2014

  • BioOptics World

A type of broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering, or BCARS, is allowing labs to produce high-resolution images of biological tissues that allow researchers to capture changes and motion in li… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Reduction of maternal mortality during cesarean section

7/23/2014

  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Maternal mortality may be reduced with the use of disease-specific protocols. Most maternal deaths are not predictable at the time of admission. Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Atlanta-area hospital emphasizes nursing certification

7/2/2014

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The

Eastside Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Stuart Downs said the Atlanta-area hospital has set a goal of increasing the number of its nurses who are certified from 14% to 20% this year. Director of… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

What you need to know about methadone safety

7/23/2014

APS's Methadone Safety Guideline provides recommendations for use of methadone treatment for individuals of chronic pain at all age levels. "More than 3,700 scientific abstracts were systematically re… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Poll sheds light on the challenge of finding a doctor

7/21/2014

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Sixty percent of Americans responding to a recent poll said they rely on physician recommendations from friends and family, close to half trust referrals from their doctor and fewer rely on online pat… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

VA needs 8,500 nurses to help address understaffing

7/21/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Acting Veterans Administration Secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee that the $17.6 billion the VA needs to fix its appointment backlog problems will partly go to pay for h… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association