Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Study links eczema to higher risk of heart disease, stroke

1/23/2015

  • HealthDay News

Eczema may be associated with an elevated risk of heart disease and stroke, possibly because of patients' lifestyle or because of chronic inflammation, Northwestern University researchers reported in … 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

Attend the 2015 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly Feb. 25-28 in Philadelphia

1/23/2015

Join the more than 2,400 hospice and palliative care professionals who meet once each year to gain knowledge directly from leaders in the field. Learn the latest scientific advances. Get inspired and … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Oncologists turn to Big Data with development of CancerLinQ

1/23/2015

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The American Society of Clinical Oncology and SAP HANA are developing a database intended to improve the treatment of cancer patients. CancerLinQ will increase access to high-quality care and allow pr… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Children, teens go beyond recommended screen time

1/23/2015

  • DailyRx.com

Forty-five percent of children younger than 8 and 80% of those ages 14 to 15 exceeded the recommended screen time for electronic devices, an Australian study in BMC Public Health indicated. Researcher… 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

Many hospitals find Medicare bonuses are eaten up by penalties

1/22/2015

  • Kaiser Health News

Data analysis show fewer than 800 hospitals in the U.S. will receive extra money from Medicare quality bonuses out of the 1,700 that earned them. Penalties from two other Medicare programs that track … Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

ICU nurse staffing linked with in-hospital death risk, study finds

1/22/2015

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

An analysis of data involving 13,696 adults at 1,265 intensive care units found that having more nurses per patient was associated with reduced risk of in-hospital death. The study in Critical Care Me… 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

Study blocks autoimmune process to prevent type 1 diabetes

1/22/2015

  • Times of India, The

Scientists at St. Louis University were able to prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in mice by blocking the autoimmune process that leads to the illness. The results confirm the role of TH17, a type … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Studies find radiology knowledge gaps among patients

1/20/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Just 22% of patients surveyed could explain what ionizing radiation is, and patients tended to guess wrong when asked whether a given modality involves radiation exposure. A related study found patien… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Avian influenza case sparks growing concern in U.S.

1/23/2015

  • NBC News

Poultry may be at risk.

A hunter-killed green-winged teal from Washington state was infected with a form of H5N1 avian influenza, according to test results. The duck is the first case in the U.S. The strain shares characteri… 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

Mentoring the mentors

1/23/2015

More than a third of new nurses quit their jobs due to lack of mentoring. Effective preceptors can increase the number of skilled nurses. To improve retention, a Texas college receiving a nursing work… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Study links higher Medicaid payments to more appointments

1/22/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study published online in The New England Journal of Medicine linked higher Medicaid payments to primary care clinicians in 10 states to a 7.7% increase in the availability of primary care appointme… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study finds improving health among babies conceived via fertility treatment

1/21/2015

  • HealthDay News

The health of babies born to mothers who underwent advanced fertility treatment was substantially better at the end of a 20-year study in Northern Europe than at the study's start, researchers report.… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

WHO: Premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases must be addressed

1/19/2015

  • Voice of America

Millions of people younger than 70 are dying from noncommunicable diseases such as heart and lung disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes, says the World Health Organization. WHO recommends that governme… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Study supports routine use of tarsal sling in blepharoplasty

1/23/2015

  • Modern Medicine

Blepharoplasty patients who also receive tarsal sling support are less likely to have scleral show and more likely to retain lower eyelid positioning long-term than those who do not, according to a re… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

CMS recognition of IC crucial under value-based models, Duffy says

1/20/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

As the health care system moves to value-based compensation models and increasingly scrutinizes quality performance, interventional cardiologists will benefit from CMS recognition of the specialty sou… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Startup develops NeoLight incubators for jaundice

1/23/2015

  • AzCentral.com (Phoenix)

A startup company created by Arizona State University graduates is ready to market new, portable incubators for newborns with jaundice. The lightweight NeoLight incubators, one for use in the U.S. and… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

IRE, Lantheus ink xenon-133 gas supply agreement

1/22/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

The National Institute for Radioelements, or IRE, has agreed to supply Lantheus Medical Imaging with xenon-133 gas for processing to be used as a radiopharmaceutical in pulmonary and cerebral vascular… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Race and ethnicity factors in preventive care utilization among the uninsured

1/21/2015

  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Lack of health insurance is a barrier to receiving preventive services. This study examined use of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-recommended preventive services among uninsured adults … Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Intervention teaches new moms dangers of shaking infants

1/2/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

Nurses and new mothers said the Period of PURPLE Crying education intervention was useful in teaching soothing and coping skills to prevent head trauma from infant shaking, according to a University o… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Women's Pain Update TweetChat: Jan. 29

1/21/2015

Join APS and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) on Thursday, Jan. 29, for a TweetChat on the Women's Pain Update. This TweetChat will feature several APS members including: Roger Fillingi… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Endobronchial ultrasound shows promise for tough thyroid biopsies

1/20/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

Endobronchial ultrasound might be a safe and suitable approach for guiding transbronchial needle aspiration, particularly in the case of difficult-to-access thyroid lesions, according to research repo… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Health care facilities face skills gap when hiring nurses

1/19/2015

  • Modern Healthcare (free registration)

Health care hiring is expected to increase this year, more for outpatient settings than hospitals, and employers will face a skills gap in hiring nurses because of expansion in areas such as populatio… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Study shows no long-term benefit of surgery for spinal stenosis

1/23/2015

  • U.S. News & World Report

A study in the journal Spine suggests surgery and conservative treatments result in similar long-term outcomes for patients with spinal stenosis. Of the study participants who had surgery, 18% had rep… Read More