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About Us

PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient care. Our site is tailored to deliver the latest expert curated content based on the clinician's area of practice, and is optimized for viewing on any device.

Individual access to PracticeUpdate is free, based upon users registering with the site. PracticeUpdate is commercially supported by online advertising, sponsorship, and educational grants.

PracticeUpdate offers an array of professional research, information, and education resources in a single online destination, with a breadth and depth of content that is unrivaled.

All site content is organized specialties and areas of interest, enabling practitioners to instantly and easily access the latest news, scientific updates, and expert opinion pertaining to their specialty.

You will find:

Journal Articles

PracticeUpdate identifies the latest and most important articles from the most respected sources in a specialty.

  • Abstracts are available when the publisher grants permission from MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
    • NLM data are produced by a U.S. Government agency and include works of the United States Government that are not protected by U.S. copyright law but may be protected by non-US copyright law, as well as abstracts originating from publications that may be protected by U.S. copyright law.
    • NLM assumes no responsibility or liability associated with use of copyrighted material, including transmitting, reproducing, redistributing, or making commercial use of the data. NLM does not provide legal advice regarding copyright, fair use, or other aspects of intellectual property rights. Persons contemplating any type of transmission or reproduction of copyrighted material such as abstracts are advised to consult legal counsel.
  • Summaries are created when the publisher does not grant permission for the abstract
  • And, in some cases, we are able to offer free access to full text

Journal Scans

Our editors constantly scan the newest, most important journals, flagging the articles that are critical to practitioners. Those articles are highlighted on PracticeUpdate.

Expert Commentary

In addition, we provide commentary from key opinion leaders to put key articles in perspective

Take-Home Message

A brief overview of research article findings


Premier medical and pharmaceutical news provided by Frontline Medical News, a Frontline Medical Communications, Inc. company.

Expert Opinion

Interviews and commentary with thought leaders on practice-changing clinical trials and controversial topics

Conference Coverage

Coverage of the most important meetings, including pre-meeting recommendations from experts, news coverage during the conference, and videos and expert analyses of studies relevant to your patients

Daily Topic Alerts customized to your preferences

Each day, we check to see if new items have been published to the topics you're subscribed to and send you one email with all of the new items from that day.

Topic alert notifications are available on your dashboard for 30 days, and the "Topic Alerts" icon will light up in the main menu if you have unread items.

Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Newsletters

To bring you the latest news and information in your area of interest

PracticeUpdate is guided by world-renowned Editorial and Advisory Boards that represents community practitioners and academic specialists with cross-disciplinary expertise. Each specialty that we cover has its own Boards.

The PracticeUpdate App – Your free online resource for medical information and expert insight.

PracticeUpdate is tailored to deliver the latest expert curated content based on your area of practice, helping you focus on key updates in the least amount of time. It is a unique educational resource, at your fingertips, and completely free.

Open your app to see your Reading List filled with our Editors' Picks as well as all the latest articles, insights, and news that you've come to expect.

You’ll see a stack for each channel you have subscribed to on We refresh your stack daily so you’ll only see the latest information. You can Save articles for future reading so you'll never lose track of your favorites again, and even track your reading History any time you want.

With a simple swiping motion, you can:

  • Save items for future reading
  • Discard ones that don’t interest you
  • Select the headline on any card to read an item immediately on
  • View Saved Items
  • Review Reading History
  • Check your Topic Notifications
  • Update Settings
  • Share an item with colleagues from any card

The PracticeUpdate App is available for iOS and Android devices.

PracticeUpdate is commercially supported by online advertising, sponsorship, and educational grants. Individual access to PracticeUpdate is free. Premium content is available to any user who registers with the site.

While PracticeUpdate is a commercially-sponsored product, it maintains the highest level of academic rigor, objectivity, and fair balance associated with all Elsevier products. No editorial content on the site is influenced in any way by commercial sponsors or content contributors.

Multimedia Content

Our multimedia content is independently funded and produced by PracticeUpdate. Publication does not constitute representation by PracticeUpdate that the data presented are correct or sufficient to support the conclusions reached. Practitioners and researchers must always rely on their own experience and knowledge in evaluating and using any information, methods, compounds or experiments described herein. Because of rapid advances in the medical sciences, in particular, independent verification of diagnoses and drug dosages should be made.