Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

Health system uses private HIE to connect with primary care practices

3/31/2015

  • Healthcare IT News

New York University Langone Medical Center operates a private health information exchange that connects electronic health records for patients treated by its physicians, hospitals and clinics, includ… 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

Family presence during resuscitation does not affect outcomes, study finds

3/27/2015

  • Reuters

Research that included cardiac arrest outcomes for 41,568 patients found allowing families to watch resuscitation efforts for loved ones did not lead to poorer outcomes or medical errors. Lead author … Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Study follows cell transplant recipients with cytomegalovirus pneumonia

3/30/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

A 421-patient study in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that mortality rates for hematopoietic cell transplant patients with cytomegalovirus pneumonia declined after 2000. Factors associ… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Survey: Patients still want direct interaction with physicians

3/30/2015

  • BeckersHospitalReview.com

A Nuance survey of 3,000 patients from the U.S., U.K. and Germany found that while 97% are comfortable with health care technology, 68% of U.S. and U.K. patients expected physicians to make eye contac… 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

C. diff. patients have higher readmission rates, study says

3/31/2015

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The 30-day hospital readmission rate for patients with Clostridium difficile infections was 30.1%, compared with 14.4% for all-cause discharged patients, according to a Detroit Medical Center study pu… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Survey finds association between carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine

3/31/2015

  • HealthDay News

A study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery -- Global Open found a correlation between the risks of carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine. Researchers analyzed survey responses from 26,000… 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

Supreme Court: Providers cannot sue state Medicaid agencies over low rates

3/31/2015

  • Modern Healthcare (tiered subscription model)

The U.S. Supreme Court overruled a lower court today and found that state Medicaid agencies cannot be taken to court by providers seeking higher reimbursement rates. In Armstrong v. Exceptional Child … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

CDC: Hypertension mortality climbing

3/27/2015

  • HealthDay News

A CDC report found that overall mortality from hypertension has risen 23% since 2000. Meanwhile, mortality from all other causes is down 21%. Deaths linked to hypertension among 45- to 64-year-old men… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Strays hold vigil at funeral for deceased animal lover

3/31/2015

  • ABC News

A group of stray dogs gathered at a Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, funeral for Margarita Suarez in what her family described as a tribute to her years of caring for strays. Daughter Patricia Urrutia said… 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

New delivery for an old drug

3/31/2015

Inhaled insulin is a potential treatment option for people with diabetes, according to Nursing for Women's Health. Approved by the FDA in 2014, this noninvasive insulin delivery method is the first of… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Gender disparities in LDL cholesterol targets seen in diabetes patients

3/30/2015

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Italian researchers looked at more than 400,000 type 2 diabetes patients and found that women were less likely to meet the recommended LDL cholesterol targets than men. Lower treatment adherence, diff… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study: Younger children at higher risk of dying from Ebola

3/26/2015

  • Reuters

Adults were more likely than children to be sickened by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, but the virus was more fatal among young patients, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicin… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

Analysis links statins with fewer heart failure hospitalizations

3/25/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A meta-analysis of unpublished study data found that long-term statin use was associated with reduced risk of hospitalization for heart failure, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal. Res… Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

Canadian woman gets prison time for illegally performing buttocks enhancements

3/31/2015

  • Chronicle-Herald (Halifax, Nova Scotia), The

A 50-year-old Ontario woman was sentenced to an 8-year prison term for injecting industrial-grade silicone oil into the buttocks of her customers. Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Hospitals use enhanced recovery protocols to speed post-surgical healing

3/31/2015

  • Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

Hospitals increasingly are using enhanced recovery policies to help surgical patients get better faster, reduce infections and lower health costs. Protocols include giving patients a high-carbohydrate… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

PTSD linked to higher risk of heart failure among veterans

3/31/2015

  • Pharmacy Times online

A study in the American Journal of Public Health found that veterans who have post-traumatic stress disorder are 47% more likely to develop heart failure. Researchers analyzed outpatient records from … Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Steroids, ACS and inflammatory bowel disease

3/25/2015

  • American Journal of Medicine, The

In patients with inflammatory bowel disease, steroid use significantly reduces the odds of acute coronary syndrome. These findings provide further mechanistic insight into the inflammatory processes i… 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

Workshop: Innovative Primary Care Responses to the Chronic Pain Crisis

3/25/2015

Discover the latest in multidisciplinary pain research and clinical care at this year's Annual Scientific Meeting in Palm Springs, Calif., from May 13 to 16. Attend sessions that focus on emerging res… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Ultrasound most accurate modality for pre-op breast tumor evaluation

3/30/2015

  • AuntMinnie.com (free registration)

Ultrasound measurements of breast tumors prior to surgical intervention were more reliable than mammography and MRI regardless of breast density, according to research presented at the American Insti… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Calif. pre-licensure program helps train, keep RNs

3/30/2015

  • Turlock Journal (Calif.)

The Pre-licensure Track at California State University at Stanislaus was set up in 2002 as a recruitment tool to help local health care facilities overcome registered nurse shortages. School of Nursin… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Generic drugmakers protest FDA's warning label proposal

3/30/2015

  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The pharmaceutical industry has taken issue with an FDA proposal that would require generic drugmakers to update labels when new health risks come to light, enabling consumers to sue companies that di… Read More