Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Studies support primary care treatment for depression

1/26/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

Two analyses published in the Annals of Family Medicine found patients with depression can be treated effectively in a primary care setting. The reports found face-to-face and remote patient visits we… 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

1/23/2015

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

Glucose monitoring app receives marketing approval from FDA

1/26/2015

  • Tech Times

The FDA has approved Dexcom's Share Direct Secondary Displays system for the tracking of blood glucose levels by diabetes patients. The mobile medical applications allow the wireless transmission of … Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

AAP: Marijuana should not be legalized

1/26/2015

  • Reuters

The AAP updated its position and said that marijuana should not be legalized for the most part, saying it can cause negative effects for children and young people. The group also called for the decrim… 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

Many hospitals find Medicare bonuses are eaten up by penalties

1/22/2015

  • Kaiser Health News

Data analysis show fewer than 800 hospitals in the U.S. will receive extra money from Medicare quality bonuses out of the 1,700 that earned them. Penalties from two other Medicare programs that track … Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

ANA recommends steps to avoid nurse fatigue

1/26/2015

  • Courier-Journal (Louisville, Ky.) (tiered subscription model), The

ANA recommends that nurses and employers take steps to prevent the dangers associated with nurse fatigue. ANA President Pamela Cipriano says the recommendations "focus much more attention on the issue… 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

Study blocks autoimmune process to prevent type 1 diabetes

1/22/2015

  • Times of India, The

Scientists at St. Louis University were able to prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes in mice by blocking the autoimmune process that leads to the illness. The results confirm the role of TH17, a type … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Study: Diet, exercise may save more lives than statins

1/23/2015

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

A U.K. study says lifestyle habits such as eating a healthy diet and exercising could save many more lives than taking statin medications to lower cholesterol. The study was published in BMJ Open. Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Insights on a stomach-turning canine habit

1/26/2015

  • BerksPets.com (Reading, Pa.)

Does your sweet dog have a not-so-sweet habit?

It's difficult for owners to understand why some dogs eat the feces of other dogs, but veterinarian Lee Pickett explains that if a veterinary visit rules out medical causes of coprophagia, the dog is … 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

Mentoring the mentors

1/23/2015

More than a third of new nurses quit their jobs due to lack of mentoring. Effective preceptors can increase the number of skilled nurses. To improve retention, a Texas college receiving a nursing work… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Peripheral neuropathy in type 1 diabetes can be predicted with technique

1/25/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

Australian researchers found corneal confocal microscopy exhibited a 63% sensitivity and 74% specificity in predicting the four-year incidence of peripheral neuropathy in type 1 diabetes patients. The… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study finds improving health among babies conceived via fertility treatment

1/21/2015

  • HealthDay News

The health of babies born to mothers who underwent advanced fertility treatment was substantially better at the end of a 20-year study in Northern Europe than at the study's start, researchers report.… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Pediatric patients show improvements in cholesterol, study finds

1/21/2015

  • Reuters

The share of U.S. children and teens with high total cholesterol dropped from more than 10% in 1999 to 7.8% in 2011-2012, according to a study in JAMA Pediatrics, but 20% of the study group had some f… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Study supports routine use of tarsal sling in blepharoplasty

1/23/2015

  • Modern Medicine

Blepharoplasty patients who also receive tarsal sling support are less likely to have scleral show and more likely to retain lower eyelid positioning long-term than those who do not, according to a re… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

CMS recognition of IC crucial under value-based models, Duffy says

1/20/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

As the health care system moves to value-based compensation models and increasingly scrutinizes quality performance, interventional cardiologists will benefit from CMS recognition of the specialty sou… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Startup develops NeoLight incubators for jaundice

1/23/2015

  • AzCentral.com (Phoenix)

A startup company created by Arizona State University graduates is ready to market new, portable incubators for newborns with jaundice. The lightweight NeoLight incubators, one for use in the U.S. and… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

New medtech nomenclature framework unveiled in Russia

1/25/2015

  • MassDevice.com (Boston)

Russia's medtech industry regulator, Roszdravnadzor, has issued a new nomenclature classification framework as part of a push toward a more efficient and transparent approval process, writes Stewart E… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Race and ethnicity factors in preventive care utilization among the uninsured

1/21/2015

  • American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Lack of health insurance is a barrier to receiving preventive services. This study examined use of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)-recommended preventive services among uninsured adults … Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Intervention teaches new moms dangers of shaking infants

1/2/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

Nurses and new mothers said the Period of PURPLE Crying education intervention was useful in teaching soothing and coping skills to prevent head trauma from infant shaking, according to a University o… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Women's Pain Update TweetChat: Jan. 29

1/21/2015

Join APS and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) on Thursday, Jan. 29, for a TweetChat on the Women's Pain Update. This TweetChat will feature several APS members including: Roger Fillingi… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Endobronchial ultrasound shows promise for tough thyroid biopsies

1/20/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

Endobronchial ultrasound might be a safe and suitable approach for guiding transbronchial needle aspiration, particularly in the case of difficult-to-access thyroid lesions, according to research repo… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Hospital president: More nurses get executive posts beyond CNO

1/19/2015

  • HealthLeaders Media

Nurses who move up to executive positions evaluate patient care through a holistic approach, says registered nurse Eileen Whalen, president and chief operating officer at the University of Vermont Med… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Chiropractic clinic, museum team up to host health fair

1/26/2015

  • Quad-City Times (Davenport, Iowa)

Palmer Chiropractic Clinics of Davenport, Iowa, teamed up with a local museum to host a health fair and screening of the documentary "Fed Up." The fair included education about hidden sugars and good … Read More