Katie Ortlip

Bio

Specialties:

  • hospice nursing

Affiliation:

  • Asante Hospice

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antipsychotic drugs may increase the risk of premature death in dementia patients more than thought, a new study suggests.

    The medications are widely used to treat the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression that occur in many peop...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As the flu season continues to wind down, it's increasingly clear that older Americans have been hit particularly hard, federal health officials reported Thursday.

    Not only did record numbers of seniors wind up in the hospital due to the flu, bu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Orthopedics:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early, a new study indicates.

    "Our results suggest that the continuous efforts to decrease length of stay after major surgery is ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart failure patients who struggle to perform daily tasks are at increased risk for hospitalization and death, a new study shows.

    The study included more than 1,100 people with heart failure, average age 75, who were classified as having eithe...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of smokers will die early from their habit if they don't quit, a new study suggests.

    The findings indicate that it's never too late to quit smoking, one expert said.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 200,000 people takin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may be killing more people than even current estimates indicate, a new study suggests.

    According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, re...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life.

    The investigators focused on telltale signs that a patient has, at most, just three days ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For a growing number of Americans, the final year of life is marked by pain, depression and other distressing symptoms, a new study finds.

    Experts said the study, published Feb. 2 in Annals of Internal Medicine, highlights disturbing shortco...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of a widely used heart medication and a commonly prescribed antibiotic seems to more than double the risk of sudden death in seniors, a new study says.

    Spironolactone (brand name Aldactone) is a diuretic widely used in treating hear...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Radiation Oncology:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds.

    "Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their tumor coming back, of...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors -- especially men -- who live alone are at increased risk for premature death, a new study suggests.

    Researchers followed nearly 1,100 ischemic stroke survivors in Sweden for 12 years. An ischemic stroke occurs when the brain's bl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Stroke survivors -- especially men -- who live alone are at increased risk for premature death, a new study suggests.

    Researchers followed nearly 1,100 ischemic stroke survivors in Sweden for 12 years. An ischemic stroke occurs when the brain's bl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Dec. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite large declines in smoking rates, cigarettes still cause about one-third of cancer deaths in the United States, according to a new study.

    "Our results indicate that cigarette smoking causes about three in 10 cancer deaths in the contempora...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who choose hospice care are less likely to receive aggressive end-of-life treatment or to die in hospitals and nursing homes, a new study finds.

    Researchers studied more than 18,100 elderly Medicare patients who had advanced cance...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Hospice & Palliative Care:

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Of the more than 1.5 million patients who received hospice care in the United States in 2013, one-third died within one week of getting it, a new report shows.

    "While many dying Americans are opting for hospice care at th...Full Article