Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Supreme Court to hear arguments over health insurance tax credits

3/3/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The
  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Residents of the 37 states that chose to rely on the federal government to run their health insurance exchanges could lose tax credits if the Supreme Court rules against the Obama administration in Ki… 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

Patient website for those seeking information on hospice and palliative care

2/26/2015

Developed by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, PalliativeDoctors.org is geared to patients with serious illness and their families. This mobile-friendly site includes pages with… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study links coffee consumption to less heart attack risk

3/3/2015

  • HealthDay News

A study published online in Heart found that drinking three to five cups of coffee per day is associated with less calcium buildup in the arteries, which may reduce the risk of heart disease. The stud… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

HHS: Nearly 30% of foster children don't get required medical screenings

3/2/2015

  • Hill, The
  • State (Columbia, S.C.), The

An HHS Office of Inspector General report revealed that 29% of children in foster care systems across California, Illinois, New York and Texas missed one or more of the required medical checkups paid … 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

Congressman says SGR repeal may be linked to CHIP funding

3/3/2015

  • Bloomberg BNA (free content)

Congress likely will not have time to repeal the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula by the March 31 expiration of the current patch, House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price told American Medic… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Online model of measles outbreaks highlights value of vaccination

3/2/2015

  • Health Data Management

Online computer simulations from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health demonstrate how measles outbreaks spread faster and affect more people in populations with lower vaccinat… 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

Chicago woman tests new "smart ankle"

3/3/2015

  • DNAInfo.com

Vernita Jefferson of Chicago is the first person to be fitted with the Triton prosthetic ankle, which allows her to use a smartphone to adjust the height of the heel. The foot has 34 degrees of motion… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

AMA raises liability concerns tied to telemedicine use

3/2/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Standards for what constitutes a doctor-patient relationship are needed to help providers reduce possible liability risk associated with telemedicine, according to the American Medical Association. It… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

How to say that you don't agree

3/3/2015

  • Management-Issues (U.K.)

There's nothing wrong with disagreement, but only when there is understanding of the other person's viewpoint and good-faith efforts made to resolve the issue, writes Tim Lambert. "In our rush to dest… 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

Hot flashes, night sweats may persist for 7-plus years

3/3/2015

Women making the transition to menopause may experience frequent menopausal vasomotor symptoms for more than seven years, according to an article published online by JAMA Internal Medicine. Considered… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Black tea may help control blood glucose levels, study says

3/3/2015

  • Daily Mail (London), The
  • Independent (London) (tiered subscription model), The

U.S. researchers who examined black-tea leaves found antioxidants that had "significant activity" against alpha amylase and alpha-glucosidase. This finding, published in Frontiers of Nutrition, sugges… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Researcher reports low transmission rates at birth with HIV triple therapy

2/25/2015

  • MedPage Today (free registration)
  • HCPLive

The use of triple antiretroviral regimens during pregnancy was associated with an HIV transmission rate of 0.56%, compared with 1.8% for women who received zidovudine alone, a researcher reported at t… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study links higher whole-grain intake with lower coronary risks

2/25/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A meta-analysis says the highest dietary intake of whole grains was significantly associated with a lower risk of coronary heart disease compared with the lowest intake, researchers from China reporte… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

NYU Langone readies face transplant program

3/3/2015

  • HCPLive

NYU Langone Medical Center has received all regulatory approvals, assembled a multidisciplinary medical team and identified the patient who will receive the center's first face transplant. Plastic sur… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Researchers say brain death diagnoses vary among hospitals

3/3/2015

  • Yale Daily News (Yale University)

Diagnosing brain death varies among hospitals, even though there are guidelines from the American Academy of Neurology, researchers wrote in the journal Current Opinion in Critical Care. Co-author Dav… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Study traces glucose uptake disruption in Alzheimer's disease

3/2/2015

  • Tech Times

A study in mice that appeared in the journal Nature Neuroscience has shown that GLUT1 deficiency can signal Alzheimer's disease and may also make its symptoms worse. Mice with GLUT1 deficiencies showe… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Intermittent walking for postprandial hypotension

2/25/2015

  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

Does intermittent walking after a meal help those with postprandial hypotension? In this study, on both intervention and control days, glucose drinks were given. Blood pressure and heart rate were me… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

W.Va. lawmakers debate bill to allow APRNs to practice independently

2/27/2015

  • Charleston Daily Mail (W.Va.)

West Virginia lawmakers are debating a bill that would remove a requirement that advanced-practice registered nurses practice under the supervision of a physician. Certified nurse-midwife Angelita Nix… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Introducing the new americanpainsociety.org!

2/25/2015

APS recognizes the need to grow and evolve with pain researchers and clinicians. APS is pleased to announce the launch of the new americanpainsociety.org. APS strives to provide members and other webs… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

How point-of-care ultrasound can aid diagnosis of infections of the hand

3/2/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A swollen and inflamed hand could be the result of a number of possible problems, according to a paper that calls for use of bedside ultrasound in the emergency department to assist with diagnosis and… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Mindfulness training offered to nurses

3/2/2015

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hospitals including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Montefiore have hosted mindfulness training for nurses. "There are too many patients, not enough time, and swiftly changing environments… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Products can help improve posture awareness

3/3/2015

  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The need for good posture is not new, but technology to assist in posture awareness is. While smartphone use may contribute to slouching and neck pain, various high-tech shirts, shoes, seat adjusters … Read More