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 ties EHRs with decision support to better outcomes, more screenings

10/31/2014

  • Health IT Analytics

In a study of primary care visits, the use of EHRs with clinical decision support capabilities was linked to better blood pressure control and increased cancer screenings for patients. The study was p… 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

Submit a case proposal for the 2015 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly

10/31/2014

Are you interested in presenting at the 2015 Annual Assembly in Philadelphia? AAHPM and HPNA's call for Case submission is open through Nov. 3. Submit a proposal today. Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Bisphosphonate use after arthroplasty tied to lower revision surgery risk

10/31/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

An analysis of data from Danish national registries showed patients who took oral bisphosphonates after total joint replacement surgery were 59% less likely to need revision surgery. The link was stro… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Halloween flashlights recalled over burn hazard

10/30/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Approximately 8,600 of Meijer's Signature Designs Halloween image projectors were voluntarily recalled because the plastic handles could melt and pose a burn risk. 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

Hospital's QI initiative reduces pneumonia readmissions

10/30/2014

  • Family Practice News

A quality improvement initiative that used a diagnostic scoring system and daily interdisciplinary meetings helped reduce one hospital's all-cause readmission rates for pneumonia patients from 20.7% t… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Mobile app to aid nurses in storing, reviewing data at the point of care

10/31/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A mobile application called Sunrise Mobile Care was unveiled by Allscripts to enable clinicians to store and review clinical data at the point of care in a "highly complex, fast-paced acute environmen… 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

Prosthetic limbs get high-fashion treatment

10/30/2014

  • Globe and Mail (Toronto) (tiered subscription model), The

A Canadian startup called the Alleles Design Studio creates high-fashion coverings, or fairings, for prosthetic legs, including "Star Wars" designs, skulls and an LED-backlit lattice. Elsewhere, Briti… 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

Developer of "love handle" injectable plans to raise $63M in IPO

10/28/2014

  • Xconomy

Biotech company Neothetics, formerly known as Lithera, is preparing for an initial public offering that could raise more than $63 million to advance development of an injectable drug that shrinks fat … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Online modules to guide health care staff on Ebola protocols

10/28/2014

  • Health Data Management

The CDC has tapped Johns Hopkins Medicine to oversee the development of an interactive online program to guide nurses, doctors and other health care professionals in the protocols recommended by the g… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Giraffe calf born at Dallas Zoo

10/30/2014

  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

A male giraffe was born Sunday at the Dallas Zoo to 6-year-old mom Chrystal after some tense moments. Veterinarian Jan Raines noted the calf's head was not in the correct position for delivery but wa… 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

Leading across generations: Embrace, educate and encourage!

10/31/2014

Today's nurse leader may manage a staff that spans four generations -- each with unique talents, motivators and communication styles. Learn how to embrace their differences, educate them about their v… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Baby's diet affected by mother's socioeconomic status, study finds

10/31/2014

  • United Press International

A study in Pediatrics found babies ages 6 to 12 months whose mothers had more education and higher household incomes were more likely to get more nutrients in their diet, while those with poorer, less… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Phthalate exposure in womb linked to anatomical effect in boys

10/29/2014

  • HealthDay News

Greater exposure to diisononyl phthalate while in the womb was associated with a shorter distance between the genitals and anus among infant boys, according to a small Swedish study in the journal Env… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Women may delay care for heart attack symptoms, study says

10/29/2014

  • MedicalDaily.com

Women are more likely to delay seeking medical care for heart attack symptoms, researchers reported at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. Researchers said women may put off medical care if they see… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Fat transfer restores balance for breast cancer survivor

10/30/2014

  • WTNH-TV (New Haven, Conn.)

Rose Ciardiello had a mastectomy and reconstruction after being diagnosed with breast cancer at 38 years old, but her wounds did not heal well, her breasts appeared uneven after a second mastectomy an… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Agreement reached to resolve Ky. fraud case

10/27/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

Two Kentucky cardiologists will pay $380,000 over allegations that they violated anti-kickback statutes and the Stark Law, and a third physician will serve time behind bars. The hospital implicated in… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Air Force hospital readies robot for Ebola infection control

10/31/2014

  • Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The

Langley Air Force Base Hospital in Virginia has put Saul, a robotic infection control device, on standby in case it receives any military personnel exposed to the Ebola virus. Lt. Col. Kara Gormont sa… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Feature enables patients to transmit digital images to providers

10/31/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has enhanced the functionality of its website, allowing patients to transmit images of their rashes, wounds or other conditions to their doctors. The photos are stored in the … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Differentiating left ventricular hypertrophy and hypertropic cardiomyopathy in athletes

10/29/2014

  • American Journal of Cardiology, The

This study concluded that in athletes with left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy in the "gray zone" with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HC), LV cavity size appears the most reliable criterion to help in dia… 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

APS methadone safety webinar: Nov. 11

10/29/2014

APS invites primary care physicians to attend a free-CME webinar on methadone safety on Tuesday, Nov. 11. "The Methadone Safety Guidelines: A Life Webinar," will review the guidelines and provide reco… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Paramedics, doctors finding ambulance ultrasound lifesaving

10/28/2014

  • MedGadget.com

In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, six ambulances are equipped with a tablet ultrasound system, and initial data suggest the tool may improve outcomes. Paramedics have used the devices to facilitate faste… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Fla. tops list of 10 states with biggest nurse shortages

10/27/2014

  • Insider Monkey

Florida leads this ranking of the 10 states with the biggest shortages of nurses, followed by California and Hawaii. Texas, Minnesota and New York are among the states in the ranking that have particu… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

DC suggests adjustment protocol for correcting pelvic rotation

10/31/2014

  • Dynamic Chiropractic

Dr. Paul Hunter recommends an adjustment protocol for correcting sacroiliac rotation around the long axis and discusses signs of the problem, patient placement, adjustment specifics and contraindicati… Read More