Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Long-term high cholesterol adds to heart disease risk, study says

1/27/2015

  • HealthDay News

People age 55 who had high cholesterol levels for 11 to 20 years had a 16.5% risk of heart disease, while those who did not have high cholesterol had a 4.4% risk, according to data from the Framingham… 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

Cardiologist appointed to senior post at FDA

1/27/2015

  • Reuters

The FDA hired cardiologist and researcher Dr. Robert Califf as deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco, a position that has been vacant for almost two years. Califf, the vice chancellor o… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

U.S. to donate $1B for international immunization efforts

1/27/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

The U.S. pledged to give $1 billion over the next four years to GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, to help the group expand vaccination efforts for children in developing world countries. "This is part of ou… 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

Study: 4.6% of elderly hospitalized after ED discharge

1/26/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study from the University of California, Los Angeles, found 4.6% of Medicare beneficiaries discharged from a hospital emergency department were admitted to a hospital within seven days. The study in… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study: Close to 5% of older ED patients are hospitalized within a week

1/27/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society revealed close to 5% of seniors who visit the emergency department are hospitalized within a week of being released. Old age was among the pre… 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

Coyote Designs tests O&P products at university lab

1/27/2015

  • KBSX-FM/KBSU-FM (Boise, Idaho)

Matt Perkins of the Idaho-based O&P manufacturing company Coyote Designs uses the New Product Development Lab at Boise State University to test products. The lab has saved the company money in overhea… 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

Cox pulls Gastroade Xtra equine ulcer treatment

1/26/2015

  • Horse, The

Following warning letters to manufacturers that were sent last fall, Cox Veterinary Laboratory has issued a voluntary recall of its over-the-counter drug Gastroade Xtra. "Because the FDA has not appro… 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

Nurses focus on preventing infant drops

1/27/2015

  • Philly.com (Philadelphia)

Nearly 300 incidents of infants being dropped, bumped or falling occurred in health care settings over almost 10 years in Pennsylvania, according to a study in the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Calorie, exercise info on menus may promote healthier choices for children

1/26/2015

  • HealthDay News

Parents who saw calorie counts and required exercise levels in menus mock-ordered 1,060 to 1,099 calories per meal for their children, compared with 1,294 calories when the information was not present… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study finds progress on survival of extremely premature babies

1/21/2015

  • HealthDay News

Mortality among extremely premature infants associated with breathing complications, nervous system problems, infections and development issues declined between 2000 to 2011, according to a study in t… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Nurse practitioners' ranks nearly double in past decade

1/22/2015

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

An American Association of Nurse Practitioners report found that the number of licensed nurse practitioners in the nation increased to 205,000 in 2014 from 106,000 in 2004. AANP President Ken Miller s… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Case Western's plastic surgery department head retires

1/27/2015

  • Cleveland Jewish News

Bahman Guyuron recently retired from his position as chairman of plastic surgery at Case Western Reserve University, but he says he plans to continue treating patients, teaching and traveling internat… Read More

SCAI SmartBrief

News for invasive and interventional cardiologists

SCAI SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

Study: Experimental catheter-placed device aids resistant hypertension

1/26/2015

  • Forbes

ROX Medical's new "Coupler" device significantly lowered blood pressure in patients with resistant hypertension, according to a paper published in The Lancet. Among the 83 patients who participated in… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Compact MRI scanner modified for infants in Cincinnati NICU

1/23/2015

  • Medical Physics Web (registration required)

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center can offer free-breathing pulmonary MRI in its NICU due to a modified, compact MRI scanner. The MRI scanner allows for a better understanding of underlying… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Mammography plus MBI better for dense breasts, researchers suggest

1/27/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

A study in the American Journal of Roentgenology found mammography plus molecular breast imaging showed 91% sensitivity for cancer detection in asymptomatic women with dense breast tissue, compared wi… 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

Study backs bone biopsy with ultrasound guidance

1/25/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Ultrasound-guided bone biopsy is as accurate as CT-guided sampling of primary and metastatic bone lesions, according to the results of a study presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of Nor… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Study: Changes needed to address pediatric NP shortages

1/26/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

The U.S. will need more and larger pediatric nurse practitioner programs to meet future demand for PNPs, University of Michigan researchers reported in Pediatrics. The study found that the PNP specia… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

How workers' comp adjusters handle claims for chiropractic services

1/27/2015

  • ClaimsJournal.com

A recent webinar hosted by a Wisconsin insurance broker reveals some of the ways in which workers' compensation insurance claims adjusters approach claims for chiropractic services. The terminology, s… Read More