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 finds more ADHD medication use during school year

10/20/2014

  • HealthDay News

A Yale University study found stimulant medication use among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is 30% higher during the school year than during summer. Researchers said the report… 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

CDC to release stricter Ebola guidelines for health care workers

10/19/2014

  • FoxNews.com
  • Reuters
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The CDC is expected to release stricter protocols for protecting health care workers treating Ebola-infected patients, including requirements that all skin and hair be covered, according to Dr. Anthon… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Season of birth may influence temperament in adulthood

10/20/2014

  • Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model), The

People born during the summer season were more prone to mood swings in adulthood than those born at other times of the year, Hungarian researchers found. Autumn birth was associated with a lower risk … 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: SNF quality measures not linked to readmissions

10/16/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

University of Pennsylvania researchers said performance measures for skilled nursing facilities were not consistently linked to 30-day readmission or mortality risks among post-acute care Medicare pat… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

After Ebola misdiagnosis, Texas system modifies screening, EHR platform

10/20/2014

  • Health Data Management

Texas Health Resources confirmed in a congressional meeting last week that it modified its Epic EHR system and changed its screening process after a patient with Ebola was misdiagnosed at Texas Health… 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

Tips for fighting fraud in the workplace

10/20/2014

  • PropertyCasualty360

The Hanover Insurance Group has issued a report that outlines how to prevent the most common types of fraud committed by employees. It's important to carefully screen your employees, put effective pro… 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

Nurses urge hospitals to increase infection control training

10/16/2014

  • WGCL-TV (Atlanta)

Nurses groups are calling on hospitals to take steps to increase training and safety for health care workers who may have to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus. The Georgia Nurses Associatio… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Poll shows mixed opinions on diabetes among age groups

10/19/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

A Sanofi survey showed 74% of 18- to 34-year-olds consider diabetes a serious health problem, compared with 84% of older adults. Young respondents had greater knowledge about the disease, but were mor… 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

Study: MR perfusion may have a place in CAD diagnostic toolbox

10/13/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

Myocardial MR perfusion may in some cases be a good option for assessing ischemic coronary artery disease, according to a meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: … Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

ICU patients with acute kidney injuries may have higher CVD risk

10/17/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Advanced kidney injury patients discharged from an ICU have a higher three-year cumulative risk of heart failure and heart attack, according to a study in the journal Critical Care. The study included… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

New PET/CT system from Mediso designed for research use

10/20/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Mediso Medical Imaging Systems has introduced the MultiScan LFER 150 PET/CT device, created for use in preclinical and clinical imaging research. The device has a 20-centimeter axial and 15-centimeter… 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

Failing to finish college can derail careers

10/13/2014

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Having some college credits but not a degree can stall careers and keep people with student loan debt in lower-paying positions. Lauren Bizzaro, who went to school to study nursing, works as a unit co… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Chronic pain can be a challenge to providers, DC says

10/20/2014

  • Murfreesboro Post (Tenn.), The

Chronic pain is an issue that challenges the limits of many traditional doctors, who often are not properly trained to treat pain, writes Dr. Mark Kestner. He notes that much of the chronic pain peopl… Read More