Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

VA partners with Md. health system to offer care through PCMH

8/29/2014

  • WBAL-TV (Baltimore)

The Department of Veterans Affairs has partnered with Baltimore-based Evergreen Health Care System, which uses patient-centered medical homes, to help provide veterans in the state with faster access … 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

8/29/2014

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

Experts issue guidelines for diagnosing, treating focal liver lesions

8/29/2014

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Differentiating malignant focal liver lesions from benign lesions can be challenging, but clinical and laboratory characteristics may help in determining the cause of the condition, according to guide… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Calorie counseling sessions cut pregnancy weight gain in obese women

8/28/2014

  • Reuters

Data published in Obesity indicate obese pregnant women who received individualized calorie goal counseling and weekly group discussions had a mean weight gain of 11 pounds at 34 weeks' gestation, com… 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: MERS virus unlikely to be passed within household

8/29/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Middle East respiratory syndrome virus, which has infected around 837 individuals and killed at least 291, is unlikely to be passed among fami… 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

First sanctioned amputee boxing group formed

8/28/2014

  • KENS-TV (San Antonio)

The National Amputee Boxing Association, based in San Antonio, is the first sanctioned amputee boxing association in the nation. The newly formed group offers veterans with lower-limb amputations, as … 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

Trial participants younger, healthier than heart disease patients

8/27/2014

  • HealthDay News

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that participants in studies of heart treatments tend to be younger and healthier than heart disease patients. "Doctors are left not kn… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Tenn. clinics see surge in snakebite cases

8/29/2014

  • Tennessean (Nashville) (tiered subscription model), The

Nashville, Tenn.-area veterinarians have had an increase in pets bitten by snakes. Copperheads are the biggest local threat to pets, but rattlesnakes and water moccasins are also present. Veterinarian… 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

With patient care at stake, no such thing as a dumb question

8/29/2014

For patients' safety sake, novice nurses or those new to a unit need a supportive environment in which to ask questions. A successful preceptor will create that kind of comfortable culture. Learn abou… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Research ties gene mutation to higher diabetes risk

8/28/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

Individuals who carry a rare genetic variant of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma had a sevenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes than those who did not carry the mutation,… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Maternal proximity to gas wells tied to heart defect risk in Colo. study

8/27/2014

  • Bloomberg

The presence of more than 125 natural gas wells within a mile of maternal residence was associated with a 30% higher risk of congenital heart defect in infants, according to study in the journal Envir… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Aspirin lowers risk of VTE recurrence in controlled trials

8/26/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An analysis of data from two placebo-controlled studies involving 1,224 patients showed those who took aspirin after completing anticoagulation therapy were less likely to have recurrent venous thromb… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Surgeons replace woman's damaged skull with plastic cap

8/28/2014

  • Daily Item (Sunbury, Pa.), The

Facial plastic surgeon John Frodel and neurosurgeon Atom Sarkar led the team that replaced parts of a woman's damaged skull with medical-grade plastic. The woman was injured when a rock thrown from a … 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

Pediatric ambulance combines ICU technology, comfort care

8/29/2014

  • News-Press (Fort Myers, Fla.) (tiered subscription model), The

The new pediatric ambulance being launched by Southwest Florida's Golisano Children's Hospital includes high-tech ICU technology and special comforts, such as a DVD player to help distract young patie… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Modified sound wave device shows promise in isolating tumor cells

8/29/2014

  • Gizmag

Previous studies have suggested approaches using sound waves would be ineffective in separating cells, but a team of researchers has had success with some changes to the methods. Their device, which c… 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

Fingertip ultrasound technology designed for more intuitive testing

8/27/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Sonivate Medical's SonicEye is an ultrasound probe that has been reduced in size to fit on a finger. The idea is to make the process simpler and more intuitive for clinicians, particularly for needle … Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Programs seek nurses to train in mental health primary care

8/25/2014

  • Nurse.com

Tina Carlson had difficulty finding nurse practitioners in New Mexico who wanted training to provide mental health care. Carlson is with the University of New Mexico's Project ECHO, one of several pro… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

CMS to withhold release of some Open Payments data

8/29/2014

  • Health Data Management
  • Healio (free registration)

The CMS announced Thursday that it again will take the Open Payments system offline. The system will be unavailable because of scheduled maintenance for two days over the next week, and the review and… Read More