Health Care Providers & Specialties

Family Medicine SmartBrief

News for family physicians

Family Medicine SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: AAFP American Academy of Family Physicians

States see benefits of paying higher Medicaid rates to physicians

4/21/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

Some of the 15 states that have continued to pay primary care physicians higher rates for treating Medicaid patients after a federal initiative ended are seeing the benefits of that decision. Indiana … 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

Scholarships available for HPM Lectures

4/17/2015

The AAHPM Hospice and Palliative Medicine Lecture Series application is open, this scholarship provides support to members who have been accepted to present on palliative care or hospice topics at oth… Read More

AANP SmartBrief

News for nurse practitioners

AANP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Cancer diagnosis associated with higher smoking-cessation rates

4/21/2015

  • HealthDay News

Researchers found that 31% of almost 800 smokers with cancer had quit the habit within two years after diagnosis compared with 19.5% of a cancer-free control group. The study in the Journal of Clinica… Read More

AAP SmartBrief

News for pediatricians and other child health professionals

AAP SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Academy of Pediatrics

Babies, adults show similar reactions to pain, MRI study finds

4/21/2015

  • Reuters

A U.K study looked at 10 babies, ages 1 day to 6 days, and 10 adults, ages 23 to 26, who were given the same painful stimulus and put into an MRI scanner. The study found that both age groups showed s… 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

Pa. hospital uses e-mail, texts to reduce readmissions

4/21/2015

  • MobiHealthNews.com

Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia reduced 30-day readmissions by 10% using e-mail and text messages to remind patients with chronic heart failure about follow-up medical appointments. Data… Read More

ANA SmartBrief

Nursing news and information

ANA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Type 1 diabetes linked with increased mortality risk post-CABG

4/20/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that patients with type 1 diabetes have a more than twofold increased risk of dying at six years after undergoing coronary … 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

Battery-powered orthosis aids people with mobility impairments

4/21/2015

  • Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)

Robert Flynn is the first patient in Scotland to use the AlterG Bionic Leg to regain his ability to walk. The battery-powered orthotic device, which is used during rehabilitation exercises, can sense … Read More

ASNC SmartBrief

Nuclear cardiology news

ASNC SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Cardiologist sees "Quiet Revolution" in patient care

4/20/2015

  • New York Press

Mieres

Dr. Jennifer Mieres said she's had to "hang up her stethoscope," but the onetime chief of nuclear cardiology at NYU Langone Medical Center and first female president of ASNC continues her efforts to e… Read More

Animal Health SmartBrief

News for animal health professionals

Animal Health SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Veterinary Medical Association

Wis. governor declares state of emergency amid H5N2 outbreak

4/21/2015

  • NBC News

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has declared the outbreak of avian influenza an emergency, mobilizing resources in the state to contain the spread of disease. At least three Wisconsin poultry farms are af… 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

WHO recommendation on cesareans

4/20/2015

Cesareans should be performed only when medically necessary, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO said although the procedure is often necessary and can be lifesaving, too many women an… Read More

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

News for diabetes health professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Diabetes Association

Popularity of sweatworking rises among professionals

4/21/2015

  • Reuters

Sweatworking, or the practice of meeting clients while doing a workout, is becoming popular among professionals. The practice started in the advertising sector and has now spread to law and banking, s… Read More

NANN SmartBrief

News for neonatal care professionals

NANN SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Neonatal Nurses

Study: Women born prematurely more likely to deliver prematurely

4/16/2015

  • HealthDay News

Women who were born between 32 and 36 weeks of gestation were 40% more likely to deliver before 37 weeks, according to a study in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers analyzed the records of 900,000 w… Read More

PCNA SmartBrief

News about cardiovascular disease prevention and management

PCNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

LDL variability has predictive value, study says

4/15/2015

  • PhysiciansBriefing.com

Changes in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels from one office visit to another may help predict cardiovascular events in patients who have coronary artery disease, researchers reported in the … Read More

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

News and information about plastic surgery

Plastic Surgery SmartBrief

N.C. debates certificate-of-need laws for medical equipment

4/21/2015

  • WRAL-TV (Raleigh, N.C.)

Proposed bills in the North Carolina House and Senate would revise the state's certificate-of-need laws, which require state approval before hospitals and other medical facilities add capacity, operat… Read More

Critical Care SmartBrief

News for professionals in critical care medicine

Critical Care SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Society of Critical Care Medicine

About 25% of ICU patients develop PTSD, study says

4/21/2015

  • PsychCentral.com

About 25% of ICU patients develop post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a study to be published in Critical Care Medicine. Johns Hopkins University researchers found having patients keep ICU di… Read More

SNMMI SmartBrief

Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging news

SNMMI SmartBrief

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

Study explores brain activity, antibody levels in systemic lupus erythematosus

4/21/2015

  • Healio (free registration)

A study in Lupus Science & Medicine found mood alterations and impaired cognitive function are connected with resting brain hypermetabolism and antibodies to the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor in peopl… Read More

AJMPlus

News for physicians

AJMPlus

Published in partnership with: Elsevier

Cholesterol treatment and changes in guidelines

4/15/2015

  • American Journal of Medicine, The

American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines expand the number of patients recommended to receive statins, particularly among patients who were previously thought to be at mode… Read More

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Professional practice news

NCC Practice Resource (Powered by SmartBrief)

Published in partnership with: National Certification Corporation

Case study: Woman with preeclampsia receives CPAP

4/3/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A case study in Obstetrics & Gynecology found a woman with early-onset preeclampsia and sleep-disordered breathing may have prolonged her pregnancy by using continuous positive airway pressure at nigh… Read More

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Research and trends in pain-related topics

American Pain Society SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Pain Society

Annual Meeting: National Pain Strategy Session

4/15/2015

The APS Annual Scientific Meeting will cover the newest discoveries in multidisciplinary pain research and clinical care. The meeting will also discuss the future of pain. Attend "The National Pain St… Read More

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Sonography industry news

Ultrasound SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Breast density notification: Clarity or confusion?

4/20/2015

  • National Public Radio

Twenty-one states have breast density notification laws enacted while 11 more are considering such measures. Some experts warn that patients may be confused by notification letters, and they say the i… Read More

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Nursing career news

ANA Nurse CareerBrief

Published in partnership with: American Nurses Association

Move to informatics begins by stepping forward, nurses say

4/20/2015

  • Nurse.com

A career move to nursing informatics can begin by volunteering for clinical IT initiatives or becoming an electronic health records super-user. Registered nurse Michelle Lardner, director of nursing i… Read More

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

News for Chiropractic Professionals

Chiropractic Today powered by SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: American Chiropractic Association

Study: Stretching fails to prevent tendon injuries

4/21/2015

  • Medscape (free registration)

A review of data from 10 studies showed stretching does not reduce the likelihood of tendon injuries and may elevate the risk for some injuries, according to the study published in the Journal of Scie… Read More

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Personalized healthcare through genetics and genomics

SmartBrief on Personalized Healthcare

Published in partnership with: InformedDNA

Ancestry.com gets into DNA testing

4/7/2015

  • USA Today

An Ancestry.com product called Ancestor Discoveries offers a $99 kit for consumers to submit a saliva sample for sequencing to learn about their relatives past and present. Health findings will likely… Read More

PSNA SmartBrief

News affecting the Pennsylvania state nursing community

PSNA SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: Pennsylvania State Nurses Association

Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief

News affecting the specialty pharmacy industry

Specialty Pharmacy SmartBrief

Published in partnership with: National Association of Specialty Pharmacy

Psoriatic arthritis drug candidate successful in trial

4/21/2015

  • Reuters

A late-stage trial of Eli Lilly's experimental psoriatic arthritis drug ixekizumab demonstrated its superiority over placebo. The drug is delivered by subcutaneous injection. Read More