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 among groups asking HHS to make meaningful use changes

10/21/2014

  • AAFP News

The AAFP joined seven other physician and health care organizations in asking HHS to make changes to the meaningful use program, citing a new final rule that failed to address issues of interoperabili… 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

Calif. physician pushes home-based palliative care

10/17/2014

  • Lost Coast Outpost (Ferndale, Calif.)

California palliative care physician Michael Fratkin says he will begin Resolution Care, a program to provide in-home palliative care through personal visits or telehealth. He hopes to take the model … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Growth in infancy may be tied to genetic propensity for obesity

10/20/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Data on 3,031 children revealed that weight gain and growth during infancy were associated with genetic factors that predict adult obesity. "The findings indicate that the biological mechanisms that p… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Study: Pediatric fractures wrapped wrong in 93% of cases

10/20/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Splints were not used properly in 93% of 275 young patients with fractures, according to a study presented at the AAP conference. The splints were the inappropriate length in 50% of the cases, causing… 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

Healthgrades' rankings website allows searches by experience

10/21/2014

  • USA Today

A new version of the Healthgrades.com website that launches this week uses data from 500 million claims and patient reviews to rank physicians on complication rates, patient satisfaction and experienc… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Mayo Clinic deploys telemedicine kiosk in Austin, Minn.

10/21/2014

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Mayo Clinic Health System has deployed a telehealth kiosk at its campus in Austin, Minn., as part of its Mayo Connected Care pilot initiative to enable employees to easily consult with providers about… 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

AlterG robotic orthosis aids rehab of paralyzed jockey

10/16/2014

  • Gloucestershire Echo (U.K.)

A "bionic leg" developed by AlterG has helped 19-year-old jockey Katie Watson recover from a car crash that paralyzed her and get back on a horse. The battery-powered, robotic orthosis is worn over th… 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

Lack of regulatory oversight means more patients injured by lasers

10/14/2014

  • Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model), The

Patients seeking hair removal and skin resurfacing or rejuvenation at medical spas and retail clinics have been burned, blistered and scarred from botched laser jobs. "I see patients all the time gett… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Tc-99m prices expected to rise, company warns

10/20/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Technetium-99m prices are expected to rise in the coming years, according to Mallinckrodt. Rising molybdenum-99 production costs are to blame, including converting to use of low-enriched uranium, amon… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Take this evidence for pets at work to the bank

10/21/2014

  • Fast Company online

Two in 10 American companies have pet-friendly offices, and employees and employers benefit. Better work-life balance, more harmonious office relations, less stress and improved health are among the b… 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 details increased risks of home births

10/21/2014

Babies born at home face significantly increased risk of neonatal death compared with those born in hospitals, and the risk further increases among women with a first or late-term birth, according to … Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Bariatric surgery plus body contouring helps with weight loss

10/21/2014

  • DailyRx.com

The average decline in BMI in obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery and body contouring procedures was 18.24 points after two and half years, compared with 12.45 points in those who had baria… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

NICU naming system reduces errors in EMR data

10/14/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

Creating an identification system for yet-to-be-named neonates helped one NICU reduce errors when clinical orders were entered into an EMR system, researchers from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bro… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study: High-intensity training builds stronger hearts in sedentary adults

10/15/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

A group of sedentary adults achieved structural growth in both left and right heart ventricles through yearlong high-intensity training regimens, according to a study in the journal Circulation. Study… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Surgeons discover link between textured implants and capsular contracture

10/17/2014

Leading plastic surgeons are doing extensive research in the field of capsular contracture and have discovered some surprising results. Through specific techniques, they've managed to reduce the perce… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Cardiologists weigh in on the benefits, frustrations of EHRs

10/20/2014

  • TCTMD.com

The mandated transition to EHRs is getting mixed reviews from cardiologists, who say they appreciate quick access to reports and images but are frustrated by the systems' limitations. "Interventional … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Intensivist shortage leads hospital to use virtual ICU

10/21/2014

  • Greater Baton Rouge Business Report (La.)

Critical care teams from Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La., will use virtual technology to monitor ICU patients at Woman's Hospital. Our Lady spokeswoman Lauren Davidson… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

OctreoPharm's radiotracer gains orphan drug status in U.S.

10/20/2014

  • Pharmaceutical Business Review Online

OctreoPharm Sciences' new radiotracer OPS202 has received orphan drug status from the FDA for the management of neuroendocrine tumors. OPS202 is based on an advanced antagonistic somatostatin analog w… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Risk for second hip fracture

10/15/2014

  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Are patients who experience a hip fracture likely to develop a second hip fracture or to die in a seven-year period? A study from Taiwan shows that patients with a second hip fracture were significant… 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

Receive one of APS's highest honors

10/15/2014

The American Pain Society's Clinical Centers of Excellence award program is accepting applications. The CCOE program recognizes programs or services that exemplify the delivery of outstanding clinical… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Study finds men, women react differently to mental stress

10/15/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed mental stress affects women with stable ischemic heart disease differently than men with the condition. Duke University Medical Cent… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Nursing school sees Ebola as a teaching moment

10/20/2014

  • Shorthorn (University of Texas at Arlington), The

Nursing faculty at the University of Texas-Arlington are using Ebola concerns as a teaching opportunity, employing different strategies to instruct nursing students on caring for Ebola patients, says … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Chiropractic services improve overall health, well-being

10/20/2014

  • Mississauga News (Ontario), The

The benefits of chiropractic services extend beyond back pain relief to include general health and well-being, according to Kalina Chiropractic. Chiropractic can help with stress reduction, posture, p… Read More