Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

1 in 5 patients may not respond to statins, study says

2/27/2015

  • HealthDay News

An Australian study found 20% of patients taking statin medications to control cholesterol may not respond to the medication. Researchers reported in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascu… 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: Most health care Web page visits disclosed to other entities

2/27/2015

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com
  • Naked Security blog

A study by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication found that information about 91% of health care Web page visits can be collected by third parties, inclu… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Youths who drink "alcopops" more likely to report injury

2/26/2015

  • HealthDay News

Teens and young adults who drank super-sized flavored alcohol beverages were more than six times as likely as those that didn't drink such beverages to report alcohol-related injuries. "Our findings w… 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

Rehab hospitals seek protection against Medicare cuts

2/26/2015

  • Hill, The

Rehabilitation hospital lobbyists asked U.S. lawmakers not to cut reimbursements for the facilities as a way to make up the cost of averting a Medicare payment cut to physicians scheduled for March 31… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Nullified ACA tax credits would create a tidal wave of cancellations, price hikes

2/26/2015

  • Kaiser Health News

Millions of people will cancel their health insurance plans and premiums will rise significantly for those who remain in the individual market if the Supreme Court invalidates tax credits for plans so… 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

Prosthetic foot offers powered propulsion

2/26/2015

  • KSBY-TV (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)

Amputee Mike Addy was fitted with the BiOM foot after other prostheses caused hip pain from overcompensation. His prosthetist, John Hollingsead, noted that motors in the hydraulic device can push off … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Poll examines physician practices' ICD-10 readiness

2/25/2015

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com
  • Healthcare IT News

A Navicure survey revealed only 21% of responding physician practices are on track to comply with the ICD-10 transition despite the change in the implementation deadline. The survey found that 58% of … Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Rabid puppy exposes people and dogs at park to virus

2/26/2015

  • KTBC-TV (Austin, Texas)

Earlier this month, a 9-month-old puppy exposed people and other dogs at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, to rabies. The puppy, which reportedly had not been vaccinated, later developed signs of rabies, … 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

Strong leaders nurture soft skills

2/26/2015

Effective nursing requires clinical skills and soft skills. Teamwork, critical thinking, communication and professionalism enhance patient care and satisfaction. Soft skills also affect a hospital's b… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Dental visits may serve as avenue for diabetes screening

2/26/2015

  • HealthDay News

A study in the American Journal of Public Health found blood gathered from the mouth during dental visits was as accurate as finger pricks for A1C testing. The findings suggest that dental appointment… 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

Surgeon offers concierge cosmetic practice

2/26/2015

  • DNAInfo.com

Aesthetic plastic surgeon Sonita Sadio's practice in New York City's Greenwich Village offers members-only subscription packages of aesthetic procedures instead of one-time treatments. She also create… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

C. difficile cases number half a million in U.S. annually

2/26/2015

  • HealthDay News

Clostridium difficile caused about 500,000 infections in 2011, according to CDC data published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Two out of three infections occurred in hospitals or nursing home… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

AMA warns of low MU attestation rate among EPs

2/27/2015

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The American Medical Association says the CMS' announcement that it will move the EHR meaningful use attestation deadline for eligible providers from Feb. 28 to March 20 is good news, but the associat… 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

RNs say certification brings personal, professional rewards

2/1/2015

  • Nurse.com

Nurses cite many reasons for getting certified in a specialty, from benefits for patients to a desire to maintain the highest level of professional standards or as motivation for additional education.… 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

Pulmonary trouble in rheumatic patients detected with transthoracic ultrasound

2/25/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

In patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus or systemic sclerosis, transthoracic ultrasound can detect early signs of interstitial lung disease, according to new research. Ultr… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Need for nurses is high in Ariz.

2/23/2015

  • KTVK-TV (Phoenix)

Job security and high demand are among the attractions of nursing careers, says Arizona State University's Lee McPheters, a professor of economics. A health care career fair in the Phoenix area recent… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Increased risk of musculoskeletal pain seen in cath lab staff

2/27/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

Staff working in interventional laboratories who are exposed to procedures involving radiation that require the use of a lead apron are more likely to experience job-related pain, particularly in the … Read More