Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

AAFP among groups urging SGR repeal in final days of 113th Congress

11/26/2014

  • AAFP News

The AAFP joined dozens of physician and health care advocacy and professional organizations in signing a letter urging House and Senate leaders to eliminate the sustainable growth rate formula. The or… 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

Attend the 2015 AAHPM & HPNA Annual Assembly Feb. 25-28 in Philadelphia

11/26/2014

Join the more than 2,400 hospice and palliative care professionals who meet once each year to gain knowledge directly from leaders in the field. Learn the latest scientific advances. Get inspired and … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

CDC: Too few Americans with HIV receive enough treatment

11/26/2014

  • Reuters

Only 30% of 1.2 million HIV-positive people in the U.S. had their condition under control in 2011, CDC officials reported Tuesday. Of the patients who did not regularly take medications, 66% had an HI… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Low alcohol intake in early pregnancy does not heighten birth risks

11/26/2014

  • Medical News Today

Low to moderate alcohol intake during early pregnancy did not appear to increase the odds of preterm delivery and low infant birth weight, according to a study in the Annals of Epidemiology. However, … 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

Telemedicine helps rural veterans reduce PTSD symptoms

11/25/2014

  • Reuters

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder living in rural areas can benefit from a telemedicine program that allows psychologists to deliver cognitive processing therapy via video chat, according t… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

CDC: Emergency visits increased in 2011

11/26/2014

  • HealthDay News

Visits to the emergency department of U.S. hospitals totaled 136 million in 2011, up from about 130 million in 2010. In 2011, 96% of patients required medical care within two hours of their visit, com… 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

Japanese artists design unique prosthetic limbs

11/25/2014

  • Kotaku

Japanese artists Yoshinori Sakamaki and Taketo Kobayashi are using 3D printers to create their line of More Than Human artificial limbs, which seek to express the true identity of those who wear them. 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

Presurgical biopsy of BCC might not be accurate, study finds

11/25/2014

  • SkinAndAllergyNews.com

Presurgical biopsies of basal cell carcinoma failed to reveal all tumor subtypes in 64% of cases and underestimated tumor aggressiveness in 24% compared with Mohs procedures, according to a retrospect… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

JNC study protocol adds value in cardiac PET/CT

11/25/2014

  • MolecularImaging.net

Research published in the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology tested a protocol involving low-dose CT for attenuation correction and measurement of coronary artery calcium in Rb-82 stress PET perfusion imag… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Stray dog follows man through rivers, over mountains to his forever home

11/26/2014

  • National Public Radio

An adventure team from Sweden gained a four-legged teammate during an endurance race in Ecuador, and now the dog has a new family and a following online. Athlete Mikael Lindnord briefly made friends w… 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

PTSD linked to increased risk of preterm birth

11/25/2014

A new study suggests that women with post-traumatic stress disorder are at significantly increased risk of delivering premature babies. Researchers evaluated Veterans Health Administration records for… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Few clinicians apologize for adverse patient events

11/26/2014

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com
  • ProPublica

A survey revealed only 9% of patients who suffered an adverse event said the hospital divulged the incident of its own accord, while another 9% said the facility did so only because it was made to. Da… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

3-drug regimens reduce risk of mother-child HIV transmission

11/20/2014

  • Healio (free registration)

An ongoing international study has found that the rate of mother-to-child HIV transmission is lower with three-drug regimens given during pregnancy. Overall, 0.5% of infants whose mothers had a lamivu… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Study backs safety of aspirin-blood thinner combination

11/19/2014

  • MedPage Today (free registration)

An analysis of data from 14 studies found that heart attack and stroke patients who took aspirin and a blood-thinning drug together for long periods were no more likely to die prematurely than those w… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Face transplant results exceed expectations

11/25/2014

  • U.S. News & World Report

Some patients who have received face transplants have regained their sense of smell within a day of surgery, sensation within six months and function within a year, surprising even the surgeons who pe… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Bioresorbable scaffold holds up against best-in-class stents

11/24/2014

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

Two-year results from the BASKET-PROVE II trial indicate the Nobori bioresorbable drug-eluting stent is as effective as a durable DES and superior to a bare-metal stent in the assessment of best-in-cl… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Vt. hospital dramatically reduces health care-associated infections

11/24/2014

  • H&HN Magazine online

The University of Vermont Medical Center has reduced health care-associated infections significantly, including a 77% drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections at its ICU. "Infection prev… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Pancreatic cancer imaging agent from MabVax shows promise

11/25/2014

  • MolecularImaging.net

MabVax Therapeutics Holdings is developing an imaging agent known as HuMab 5B1 to target pancreatic cancer. The compound, which can carry two distinct imaging agents, contains a tumor-seeking antibody… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Additional training needed about skilled nursing facilities

11/19/2014

  • Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

The authors tested internal medicine residents about knowledge of skilled nursing facilities -- do they know enough to send their geriatric hospital patients to the appropriate facility? Orchestrating… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

OB unit nurses, physicians work together to improve care

11/2/2014

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Nurses and physicians at Yale-New Haven Hospital's department of obstetrics and gynecology reduced adverse outcomes by working in teams, implementing guidelines and certification requirements, and cre… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Apply for the 2015 Award in Pain

11/26/2014

The Rita Allen Foundation and APS are seeking grant applications for the 2015 Award in Pain. This award is given to proposals demonstrating the greatest merit in the molecular biology of pain and/or b… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Mobile ultrasound outreach helping pregnant women in Morocco

11/23/2014

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

An estimated 800 Moroccan women die each day from prenatal complications that could be managed if caught early enough, but the Mobile Ultrasound Patrol outreach program showed it doesn't have to be th… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Case managers are in demand, but the job is challenging

11/22/2014

  • Nurse.com

There is growing demand for nurse case managers, but these jobs can be challenging, says registered nurse and accredited case manager Angi Gragg. She recommends that case managers build relationships … Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Students use social media to criticize school lunch choices

11/26/2014

  • CNN

Students who aren't satisfied with their school lunches are posting photos of the meals on social media sites with the hashtag #ThanksMichelleObama. Some blame the first lady's "Let's Move!" campaign … Read More