Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP Assembly's "Out and About" CME sessions a hit

10/30/2014

  • AAFP News

Delegates to the 2014 AAFP Assembly were able to earn CME credits outside of the convention center during Out and About sessions at the Marian Koshland Science Museum in Washington, D.C. The popular e… 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

Renal Physicians Association shared decision-making toolkit

10/28/2014

The Renal Physicians Association has created an app that translates the Shared Decision Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis clinical practice guideline into an interac… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

U.S. not ready for Ebola, AP review finds

10/30/2014

  • Associated Press, The

An Associated Press review of the preparedness of hospitals and other emergency health care resources found that some parts of the system lack the ability to handle even small clusters of deadly infec… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Universal helmet policies tied to fewer head injuries in young motorcycle riders

10/29/2014

  • HealthDay News

States with universal helmet laws had lower rates of motorcycle-related traumatic brain injuries and deaths compared with states with age-limited rules, according to a report presented at the American… 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

Study IDs hurdles to advancing complex chronic disease care

10/27/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Health care providers are increasingly supportive of complex care management team utilization, a New England Journal of Medicine study found. However, there are barriers to adoption, including initial… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Survey: Consumers spread the word about service quality

10/30/2014

  • BusinessNewsDaily.com

Outstanding customer service is essential, with many consumers saying they're willing to spend more with businesses that provide it, American Express research indicates. In addition, 46% of consumers … 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: High survival rates for extremely preterm neonates with prolonged Premature Rupture of Membranes

10/28/2014

A new study in Obstetrics & Gynecology showed that survival is possible among second-trimester preterm neonates whose delivery is delayed following premature rupture of membranes when the mother is gi… 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

Newly insured patients struggle to find doctors

10/28/2014

  • USA Today

Some people who bought health insurance plans through an Affordable Care Act exchange report having a hard time finding a doctor who will accept their insurance. Some plans reimburse doctors poorly, l… 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

Okla. NICU cares for 7 sets of twins

10/28/2014

  • KWTV-TV (Oklahoma City)

NICU staff at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City have the unusual opportunity to care for seven sets of twins born within weeks of each other. NICU clinical director Debbie McCann says t… 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

AMA calls for quality standards alignment

10/29/2014

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The American Medical Association has called on the CMS to streamline policies on meaningful use, the value-based modifier program and the physician quality reporting system. "If physicians meet the pr… 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

Policy brief urges "Never only opioids" in pain treatment

10/30/2014

  • Huffington Post, The

A new policy brief from the Pain Action Alliance to Implement a National Strategy advocates for turning first to conservative care and non-pharmacological approaches to pain treatment. Read More