Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

ACP releases guidelines to prevent, treat pressure ulcers

3/5/2015

  • AAFP News

The American College of Physicians published two evidence-based clinical guidelines for preventing and treating pressure ulcers. The report in the Annals of Internal Medicine calls for physicians to p… 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

Teen's brain cancer did not keep her from living her life

3/3/2015

  • Philadelphia Inquirer, The

Hannah Duffy died of brain cancer, and her final year of life included laughter and celebration even as the teen faced her fears and mortality, her mother, oncologist and chaplain told the American Ac… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

VA report finds money was misappropriated for claims system

3/4/2015

  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

A report from the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General found that officials had misused administrative funds by putting them toward the development of a health care claims proce… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

U.S. may be short by 90,000 physicians in a decade, report warns

3/4/2015

  • HealthLeaders Media
  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S. is projected to be short 46,000 to 90,000 physicians within a decade, the Association of American Medical Colleges warns in a new report. Of particular concern is a shortage of surgeons who t… 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

Real-time, remote ultrasound reading shows promise

3/4/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Mobile technology can successfully transmit real-time, high-definition ultrasound data wirelessly to another monitor for interpretation, according to researchers from Evangelismos Hospital in Athens, … Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Many hospital leaders prioritize ICD-10 migration spending over health software use

3/4/2015

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A peer60 survey found that about 6 in 10 hospital executives reported ICD-10 migration is their top spending priority. The next most common priorities were the acquisition of population health solutio… 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

O&P providers can help reduce CMS claim denials

3/5/2015

  • O&P Almanac (Adobe Flash required)

O&P providers can take some steps to avoid Medicare claim denials during prepayment reviews, according to Devon Bernard, assistant director of coding and reimbursement services for AOPA. These include… Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Heart failure risk rises with fried foods, study says

3/4/2015

  • HealthDay News

Fried food may increase the risk of heart failure by 18% when consumed one to three times weekly and by 68% when eaten seven or more times per week, according to a Harvard Medical School study that in… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Lucky stray found by pro baseball player with a soft spot for animals

3/4/2015

  • Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb rescued Oscar, a dog he found wandering amid traffic. After 20 minutes of following the dog away from traffic and through a neighborhood, Cobb was finally able to pick… 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

Groups to launch skin patch to manage diabetes, obesity

3/5/2015

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com
  • MedCityNews.com

The Mayo Clinic and Gentag have signed an intellectual property deal to launch a painless, wireless skin patch that could be used to fight diabetes and obesity. The wearable patch is equipped with a b… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Researcher identifies potential neonatal sepsis biomarkers

3/4/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

Early-onset sepsis in newborns was associated with elevated levels of acute phase reactants in umbilical cord blood, according to research presented at the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Confe… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Million Hearts names 2014 Hypertension Control Champions

3/4/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

The 2014 Hypertension Control Champions include rural and urban practices and health systems that used initiatives such as nurse visits, team-based care, patient reminders, electronic health records a… 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

NIH uses Big Data to advance Alzheimer's knowledge

3/5/2015

  • Healthcare Informatics online

The NIH aims to advance research into Alzheimer's disease by opening access to Big Data. A platform known as the AMP-AD Knowledge Portal was created as part of its Accelerating Medicines Partnership p… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Whole grain intake and coronary heart disease

3/4/2015

  • American Journal of Cardiology, The

This analysis indicates that higher whole grain intake has a protective effect on coronary heart disease. 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

Data Blitz: Submission deadline approaching

3/4/2015

There are only two weeks left to submit your original research to this year's Clinical and Basic Science Data Blitz. The 2015 data blitz will include selected presentations of new research in a rapid … Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

How AUC affects cardiac imaging

3/4/2015

  • CardiovascularBusiness.com

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology set out to determine how appropriate use criteria have affected cardiovascular imaging. Appropriate use of transthoracic echocard… 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

Anticholinergic meds may increase risk of pneumonia, study finds

3/5/2015

  • HealthDay News

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggests that oral anticholinergic drugs may be linked to an increased risk of pneumonia. The study found a link between acute use, … Read More