Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Program helps residents improve care of substance abuse patients

10/24/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A two-part program included in substance abuse disorder training for medical residents and students helped improve residents' counseling skills and attitudes toward substance abuse patients, Universit… 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

10/24/2014

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, 2014. Submit a proposal today. Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Ebola experts explain how virus is -- and isn't -- transmitted

10/24/2014

  • HealthDay News

The Ebola virus is not an airborne infection and cannot be transmitted through a cough or sneeze based on evidence from the current and previous Ebola outbreaks, according to briefing sponsored by the… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Many Halloween costumes are tainted with toxic chemicals

10/23/2014

  • Hill, The

An Ecology Center report published on healthystuff.org found elevated levels of toxic chemicals such as lead and flame retardants on many popular Halloween costumes and decorations for children. These… 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

Researchers study risk-adjusted readmissions in colorectal surgery

10/23/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Readmission rates for colorectal surgery patients showed little variation among hospitals included in a study that evaluated them using a risk-adjusted model, according to a study in JAMA Surgery. Res… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

IBM teams up with AirStrip, university to boost care of critically ill patients

10/24/2014

  • mHealth News

IBM is partnering with AirStrip and the University of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care to design mobile early warning solutions for treating critically ill patients. IBM will … 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: Dorsiflexion assist orthosis aids patients with MS

10/23/2014

  • Multiple Sclerosis News Today

A study published in the journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation showed that a dorsiflexion assist orthosis was beneficial to patients with multiple sclerosis. The device, which was t… 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

Skin app is useful, but it's no substitute for a dermatologist

10/21/2014

  • ABC News

Though 45% of Americans trust dermatologists as the best beauty experts, only 9% of those surveyed had visited a dermatologist within the past year. A new smartphone application developed with the hel… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

No change in spending on CV procedures, imaging under ACO pilot

10/21/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

Incentives offered as part of a pilot accountable care organization did not reduce spending on discretionary coronary or carotid procedures and imaging, according to a study published in Circulation. … Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Lapsed rabies vaccine forces euthanasia of dog after skunk bite

10/24/2014

  • Enterprise (Brockton, Mass.), The

A 10-year-old Brockton, Mass., schnauzer mix whose rabies vaccine expired two weeks earlier was euthanized after a skunk that bit it tested positive for the disease. "It is really sad. My heart goes o… 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

Good nurse-doctor communication can save lives

10/24/2014

Electronic health records do not trump good nurse-doctor communication, as shown by a recent Ebola patient's outcome. An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality four-year study will survey hospital… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Study: Marriage woes may contribute to weight gain

10/23/2014

  • Science World Report

Participants with a history of mood disorder and a more hostile marriage burned fewer calories and exhibited higher insulin levels in the blood after eating a high-fat meal than those with less-hostil… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Dutch guidelines on group B strep appear ineffective

10/20/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

The incidence of invasive group B streptococcal disease among neonates did not decline after the introduction of prevention guidelines in 1999, according to a Dutch study in The Lancet Infectious Dise… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

VA nurses get mobile van to bring CVD care to rural veterans

10/22/2014

  • Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, S.C.), The

The Dorn VA Medical Center's new Cardiology and Vascular Mobile Medical Unit is taking care to veterans in rural areas of South Carolina. Cardiology clinical nurse Yvette Twum-Danso said veterans had … Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

24-year-old dies during cosmetic surgery abroad

10/24/2014

  • Guardian (London), The

A 24-year-old British woman died during surgery at a Bangkok clinic. She reportedly had surgery at the same clinic recently and was undergoing a corrective procedure performed by a surgeon who was all… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

CDC issues new Ebola guidelines for health care workers

10/20/2014

  • NBC News
  • ABC News
  • National Public Radio

The CDC has released new guidelines for health care workers treating patients with Ebola. The new guidelines stress the use of protective garments, requiring workers to be "repeatedly trained" when it… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Dental care for ICU patients may reduce infection risk

10/24/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

Study data show ICU patients who received enhanced oral care from a dentist had a 56% lower risk of respiratory tract infections than those who received usual care from an ICU nurse. The study in Infe… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Study finds improvements in FDA's device-review programs

10/24/2014

  • Regulatory Focus

The FDA took an average of 297 days to approve high-risk medical devices under the premarket approval application program in 2012, the agency's fastest review time over the last decade, according to a… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Family perceptions of hospice care in nursing homes

10/22/2014

  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

How do family perceptions of death with hospice care in nursing homes differ from hospice care in community dwellers? A study from the University of Missouri-Columbia measured family members' anxiety,… 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

Study supports injections for treating chronic lower back pain

10/22/2014

  • Pain Medicine News

A study in the journal Pain Physician found transforaminal epidural injections may help treat chronic lower back pain in patients with diagnoses of disk herniation and radiculitis. The study compared … Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Sonographers: Protect your IT bands

10/21/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Sonographers may be more accustomed to worrying about upper-body injuries, but the IT band, the ligament that runs from the hip to the shin on the outside of the leg, can also pose problems. Sitting w… 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

Marketing can help DCs reach target audience

10/24/2014

  • Age (Melbourne, Australia), The

DCs should look to market themselves and their services to patients who are open to chiropractic, experts say. Professional rooms and signage can alert people to a DC's presence, while good customer s… Read More