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 higher reimbursements to cancer screening rates

8/27/2014

  • Reuters

Medicaid patients were more likely to get cancer screenings when their physicians were paid higher rates for office visits, according to a study from RTI International. Data published in the journal C… 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

2014 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium: Register and reserve your hotel

8/27/2014

Register and reserve your hotel today for the inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium (Oct. 24-25 in Boston). This Symposium is an exciting new educational opportunity for oncology professiona… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Prenatal antidepressant use may raise ADHD risk in children

8/26/2014

  • Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Children exposed to antidepressants while in the womb were 80% more likely to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder than unexposed peers, according to preliminary findings of a study publis… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Returning to play can delay recovery from concussion among teen athletes

8/26/2014

  • DailyRx.com

Researchers followed 19 young athletes who got back in the game within two months of suffering a concussion and found that 12 of them still experienced problems balancing or walking. Of the 12 athlete… 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

Ohio hospital improves hand-washing compliance, reduces HAIs

8/28/2014

  • Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The

MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland focused on isolating patients and improving hand hygiene to reduce rates of central line-associated bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, sur… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study compares effectiveness of light therapy, cryotherapy in treating skin lesions

8/28/2014

  • HealthDay News

Photodynamic therapy may work better than cryotherapy when it comes to managing precancerous skin lesions, according to a study in JAMA Dermatology. Researchers analyzed data from four trials involvin… 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

New CMS background checks take effect for DMEPOS suppliers

8/25/2014

  • Health Industry Washington Watch blog

The CMS said it began its fingerprint-based background check screening process on Aug. 6 for some high-risk suppliers and providers who participate in federal health care programs. People who have a 5… 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

Dermatologic surgeon: Google Glass could help during Mohs procedures

8/26/2014

  • Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), The

Dermatologist Jonathan Kantor uses Google Glass during Mohs surgeries after gaining patient permission to photograph and record the procedures. To ensure patient privacy, Kantor does not connect to th… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Medtronic gains FDA approval for personalized pacemaker

8/26/2014

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

The FDA has granted Medtronic approval to market its Viva CRT-P system for use in treating patients with heart failure or atrioventricular block. The cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker alters… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Handheld DNA sequencer could help veterinarians in the field

8/27/2014

  • CNET

Researchers at New Zealand's University of Otago created a handheld DNA sequencing device that can quickly identify pathogens including influenza, E. coli and others in a field setting. It also could … 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

New technique may increase safety of power morcellation in hysterectomy

8/26/2014

A new device may enable women to safely undergo hysterectomy using minimally invasive surgery despite increased concerns about power morcellation. The FDA recently discouraged use of power morcellatio… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Jardiance once-daily tablets now available in U.S.

8/28/2014

  • Drug Store News

The type 2 diabetes drug Jardiance is now available by prescription in the U.S. in 10 mg and 25 mg strengths, Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Co. announced. Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study looks at oxygen saturation, hospitalization with bronchiolitis

8/20/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

In an analysis involving 213 infants with mild to moderate bronchiolitis, Canadian researchers found that artificially raised pulse oximetry values were associated with lower rates of hospitalization … Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Agencies unveil Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge

8/21/2014

  • Health Data Management

The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge was unveiled by HHS and the CDC on Wednesday to identify providers that are leveraging health IT to boost the heart health and blood pressure control.… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Study links age, race to likelihood of undergoing post-mastectomy reconstruction

8/26/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Women are less likely to receive reconstruction after a mastectomy if they are black, are not highly educated, have a major comorbidity or are undergoing chemotherapy, a study published in JAMA Surger… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Document establishes best practices for treating renal artery stenosis

8/26/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A consensus document from SCAI offers a framework to guide patient selection for renal artery stenosis treatment with stenting. Experts say their understanding of resistant hypertension and treatment … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Some hospitals go too far with Ebola preparations

8/26/2014

  • Medscape (free registration)

Some hospitals are going beyond CDC recommendations in preparing to treat patients with Ebola, which could increase the risk of spreading the virus, researchers wrote in the Annals of Internal Medicin… 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 hyperconnectivity in brains of people with depression history

8/27/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in the journal PLOS One that compared brain activity of 30 young adults with a history of depression as teens and 23 volunteers with no such history found that those who had been depressed had… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Transcranial magnetic stimulation for chronic myofascial pain

8/27/2014

  • Journal of Pain, The

Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is considered a leading cause of musculoskeletal pain. Chronic MPS has been related to defective descending inhibitory systems. This report shares results from a study o… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Tenn. law may keep pregnant women from getting health care

8/1/2014

  • ABC News

A Tennessee woman has been charged under a new state law making it a crime to use drugs while pregnant. Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women said such laws can keep women from get… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Interested in presenting your research?

8/27/2014

Submit your original research for a poster presentation at the 2015 APS Annual Scientific Meeting. The APS Scientific Program Committees encourages you to submit your original research in the 2015 Cal… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

House call services bring echo and other care to the patient

8/26/2014

  • Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Data published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society revealed that frail Medicare patients treated under a house call program had 17% lower total costs than those treated with usual care a… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Demand from hospitals drives growth in BSN programs

8/25/2014

  • MySuburbanLife.com (Chicago area)

Hospitals are adopting hiring policies that call for new nurses to have bachelor's degrees and current employees to get the degrees, which is contributing to the growth of nursing degree programs for … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Chiropractic is helpful for fibromyalgia pain

8/27/2014

  • Coeur d'Alene Press (Idaho)

Chiropractic treatment can help reduce pain and increase cervical and lumbar ranges of motion for patients with fibromyalgia, according to Dr. Wayne Fichter. Many patients also find that other symptom… Read More