Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

More people are having end-of-life care discussions, study says

4/17/2015

  • Bellingham Herald (Wash.), The

University of Missouri researchers said advance care planning trends show more people are having conversations with aging family members about end-of-life treatment preferences. The study, to be publi… 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

Scholarships available for HPM Lectures

4/17/2015

The AAHPM Hospice and Palliative Medicine Lecture Series application is open, this scholarship provides support to members who have been accepted to present on palliative care or hospice topics at oth… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study links genes to risk of cardiac arrest in patients on dialysis

4/16/2015

  • HealthDay News

U.S. researchers examined nearly 650,000 kidney patients who were on dialysis -- including 5,100 pairs of patients from the same family. In 4.3% of genetically related pairs, death in both patients wa… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Children more likely to report sexual abuse if educated about it

4/17/2015

  • Medical News Today

Children who were educated about sexual abuse prevention were more likely to report an incident to an adult than those who did not receive any such education, according to a review published in Cochra… 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

Study examines inpatient surveillance of venous thromboembolism

4/15/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

A retrospective study in the journal JAMA Surgery found that inpatient surveillance for venous thromboembolism did not reduce the risk of blood clots after hospital discharge. Researchers also found t… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

SAMHSA: 9.5% of U.S. workers have substance abuse problem

4/16/2015

  • HealthDay News

A Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration analysis of data on 111,500 full-time workers in the U.S. found that 9.5% reported having an alcohol or illegal drug disorder in the previou… 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

Designer updates flexible 3D-printed hand

4/16/2015

  • 3DPrint.com

The 3D-printed Flexy-Hand 2 -- Filaflex Remix, the latest version of a prosthetic hand developed by Steve Wood of Gyrobot, has a realistic look and is made of flexible Filaflex filament. Features incl… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Study: Blood thinners frequently prescribed to A-Fib patients who may not need them

4/14/2015

  • HealthDay News

A study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that about 25% of patients with atrial fibrillation at low risk of stroke receive prescriptions for blood-thinning drugs. Such treatment is not recommended for … Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Foster dog protects woman, takes 2 rattlesnake bites

4/16/2015

  • KMGH-TV (Denver)

A dog named Guinness jumped between a woman and a rattlesnake during a mountain hike in Jefferson County, Colo., taking venomous bites to the face and foot. He was rushed to the veterinarian's office,… 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

Happier nurses equal healthier patients

4/17/2015

Nurses who feel more confident and less stressed in their profession may be less likely to suffer burnout, Cheryl Wagner writes in AJN. When nurses experience something called "moral distress," even t… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Sugar-sweetened drinks tied to lower stress in study

4/17/2015

  • DailyRx.com

Researchers looked at 19 women, ages 18 to 40, who drank either sugar-sweetened or aspartame-sweetened drinks for 12 days and found that those who drank sugar-sweetened beverages had a lower stress re… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study: Women born prematurely more likely to deliver prematurely

4/16/2015

  • HealthDay News

Women who were born between 32 and 36 weeks of gestation were 40% more likely to deliver before 37 weeks, according to a study in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers analyzed the records of 900,000 w… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

LDL variability has predictive value, study says

4/15/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Changes in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels from one office visit to another may help predict cardiovascular events in patients who have coronary artery disease, researchers reported in the … Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

The importance of plastic surgery board certification

4/17/2015

Patients need to take steps before they get cosmetic procedures to find out whether their provider is a board-certified plastic surgeon working in an accredited facility, plastic surgeons Rod Rohrich … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Post-ICU intervention fails to improve outcomes, study says

4/17/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A clinical trial involving 240 patients with severe functional impairment found those who participated in an intensified post-ICU rehabilitation intervention did not see better outcomes than those rec… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

The desktop system is far from dead, physician survey finds

4/17/2015

  • MobiHealthNews.com

Microsoft data show desktop computers remain the tool of choice among many doctors for scheduling surgeries, contacting patients, sharing clinical data and communicating with pharmacists, specialists … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Cholesterol treatment and changes in guidelines

4/15/2015

  • American Journal of Medicine, The

American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines expand the number of patients recommended to receive statins, particularly among patients who were previously thought to be at mode… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Case study: Woman with preeclampsia receives CPAP

4/3/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A case study in Obstetrics & Gynecology found a woman with early-onset preeclampsia and sleep-disordered breathing may have prolonged her pregnancy by using continuous positive airway pressure at nigh… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Annual Meeting: National Pain Strategy Session

4/15/2015

The APS Annual Scientific Meeting will cover the newest discoveries in multidisciplinary pain research and clinical care. The meeting will also discuss the future of pain. Attend "The National Pain St… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Handheld ultrasound improves residents' diagnostic accuracy

4/14/2015

  • Diagnostic Imaging

According to research reported in the Journal of Ultrasound, medical residents using handheld ultrasound devices were able to identify conditions of the heart and abdomen quickly. Cardiac ultrasound e… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Report: Wis. health care facilities need RNs

4/13/2015

  • Kenosha News (Wis.)

A Wisconsin Hospital Association report said health care facilities in the state need nurses, and a shortage of registered nurses could be on the way. Wisconsin has a 3.9% RN vacancy rate, with 1,200 … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

DC: Repetitive strain can cause patellofemoral pain

4/17/2015

  • Milford Daily News (Mass.)

Anterior pain in the knee can be patellofemoral, which generally stems from weak hamstrings or hip rotators, writes Dr. Scott Gillman. Patellofemoral pain can be treated through joint manipulation, so… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Ancestry.com gets into DNA testing

4/7/2015

  • USA Today

An Ancestry.com product called Ancestor Discoveries offers a $99 kit for consumers to submit a saliva sample for sequencing to learn about their relatives past and present. Health findings will likely… Read More

PSNA SmartBrief

News affecting the Pennsylvania state nursing community

PSNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief

News affecting the specialty pharmacy industry

Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Specialty Pharmacy