Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Senate approves budget resolution

5/6/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The Senate approved a nonbinding budget resolution that would allow repeal of the Affordable Care Act through the reconciliation process, change Medicaid to a block-grant program and transition Medica… 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

Are you familiar with the ICD-10 rules?

5/5/2015

Review the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 and the impact this transition will have on the hospice and palliative care industry. Attend this webinar on Wednesday, May 13, from 2 to 3:15 p.m. East… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study links changes in infant gut microbiota with antibiotics

5/6/2015

  • Family Practice News

Researchers looked at 36 term and late-preterm infants and found that neonatal exposure to antibiotics for as little as two days may be enough to prevent the development of gut microbiota in infants. … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Depression less likely for child abuse survivors in stable relationships

5/6/2015

  • Reuters

Adults who were abused as a child had a reduced likelihood of suffering from depressive symptoms if they were in stable romantic relationships, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health… 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

Physicians want a nudge toward better patient care

5/5/2015

  • Health Affairs Blog

Focus groups of Midwest primary care and specialty physicians said to operate more efficiently, they need health care organizations to give them tools to make the best care decisions, help promote rel… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

How code of ethics can improve nurses' daily practice

5/6/2015

  • NurseZone.com

The theme of this year's National Nurses Week, "Ethical practice, quality care," is intended to promote greater understanding of ethical challenges and the values that affect nurses in their practice,… 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

Bipedal robot passes field tests

5/5/2015

  • Science World Report

Researchers at Oregon State University successfully field-tested ATRIAS, a bipedal robot that can travel over uneven terrain. ATRIAS is powered by a small lithium polymer battery and has an elastic le… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Study uncovers evidence of "obesity paradox" in patients with diabetes

5/4/2015

  • Reuters

A long-term study of 10,568 type 2 diabetes patients found that participants who were overweight were 13% less likely to die than normal-weight or obese participants. Being overweight may help type 2 … Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Cats communicate with people, but speak their own languages

5/5/2015

  • Metro.co.uk (U.K.)

Cats communicate with people through their behavior, even though we may not understand them, says veterinarian Sharon Crowell-Davis. However, cats have no common language and will purr when both happy… 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

Mothers discuss how intimate partner violence affects them and their children

5/4/2015

Understanding how pregnant women perceive intimate partner violence affects their unborn children could shape the way health care professionals care for and educate women experiencing IPV. Authors of … Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Study examines ties between obesity, receiving food stamps

5/6/2015

  • Huffington Post, The

People on food stamps were more likely to be obese than those who were low-income but did not receive such benefits and those with higher incomes, according to a study from the U.S. Agriculture Depart… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study: Genetic tests help guide care for critically ill infants

4/28/2015

  • U.S. News & World Report

Rapid genetic tests can give physicians diagnoses that help them make treatment decisions for critically ill infants and in some cases recommend end-of-life care, researchers at Children's Mercy Hospi… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Hospital NPs to teach nursing students about cardiovascular careers

4/29/2015

  • WALB-TV (Albany, Ga.)

South Georgia Medical Center cardiothoracic nurse practitioners are part of an intern program aimed at encouraging Valdosta State University nursing students to choose cardiovascular careers. NP Kelly… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Plastic surgeons restore function to patient's previously paralyzed arm

5/5/2015

  • BBC

A team led by specialist consultant plastic surgeon Dean Boyce in the U.K. restored function to a man's reattached arm by transplanting thigh muscle tissue to create a bicep and moving a tendon from 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

NICUs could be affected by La. budget cut plans

5/5/2015

  • WAFB-TV (Baton Rouge, La.)

Proposed budget cuts in Louisiana's Hospital Outlier Fund, which helps pay for patient care costs over a specified limit, could affect hospital NICUs. Laurel Kitto, director of the Intensive Care Nurs… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Trial evaluates MPI with Lantheus' flurpiridaz F-18 PET

5/6/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Lantheus Medical Imaging has released some results from a phase III clinical trial of its flurpiridaz F-18 PET agent. Coronary angiography was used as the standard for reference, and myocardial perfus… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Predictors of percutaneous coronary intervention outcome

4/29/2015

  • American Journal of Cardiology, The

This analysis confirms the effect of some known predictors of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) outcomes. However, the extent of their effect is modest, while other predictors may have a greate… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Induced labor may lower injury risks during delivery of large babies

4/22/2015

  • Reuters

European researchers said a trial found women pregnant with particularly large babies who undergo labor induction at 37 to 38 weeks had lower rates of shoulder dystocia during delivery. In the study, … 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: Pain risk tied to life events but not biological changes

5/6/2015

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

A study in the Netherlands linked adverse life events, including financial or marital problems, with an increased risk of chronic pain. No association was found between pain and biological variables r… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Ultrasound doesn't distinguish malignant, benign thyroid nodules in children

5/3/2015

  • MedWire News (U.K.)

Ultrasound alone does not provide a high level of certainty in distinguishing malignant from benign thyroid nodules in children, a study published in the journal Clinical Endocrinology found. Risk fac… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Iowa nurse residency program has wide reach in first year

5/4/2015

  • Des Moines Register (Iowa) (tiered subscription model), The
  • Iowa City Press-Citizen (tiered subscription model)

Iowa's statewide Nurse Residency Program was launched last year and is available to employers of nurses across the nation. The 12-month program has enrolled 254 nurses in nine states, and it helps nur… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Surgeon: Medicine plagued by overtreatment

5/6/2015

  • New Yorker (tiered subscription model), The

Surgeon and public health researcher Dr. Atul Gawande contends there is a chronic problem of overtreatment in medicine, with research showing 25% to 42% of Medicare patients receive medically unnecess… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Company aims to use genomic data to boost human longevity

4/29/2015

  • Wired.co.uk (U.K.)

Human Longevity Chief Medical Officer Brad Perkins vows to use genomic data and analytics to develop treatments for age-related diseases. The company is developing machine learning technology to make … Read More

PSNA SmartBrief

News affecting the Pennsylvania state nursing community

PSNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

Pa. begins transition to full Medicaid expansion

4/29/2015

  • WITF-TV/WITF-FM (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Pennsylvania this week began the transition to a full expansion of Medicaid eligibility. About 120,000 people covered by two state health insurance programs will be moved to the HealthChoices plan, an… Read More

Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief

News affecting the specialty pharmacy industry

Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Alexion expands in rare-disease market with purchase of Synageva

5/6/2015

  • Bloomberg

Alexion Pharmaceuticals will buy Massachusetts-based Synageva BioPharma for $8.4 billion to expand its focus on drugs for rare diseases. Alexion, which developed Soliris for hemolytic uremic syndrome,… Read More