Dr. Karen Morin

Bio

Specialties:

  • Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Administration:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Veterans Affairs hospitals seem to do just as well as other U.S. hospitals when it comes to treating older men with heart disease or pneumonia, a new study suggests.

    The findings, published online Feb. 9 in the Journal of the American Medical A...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A surgical safety checklist reduced patients' risk of death over 90 days and shortened their hospital stay, a new study found.

    The findings suggest that surgical safety checklists can reduce health care costs by reducing the risk of complication...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Colorectal Surgery:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your stool-based colon cancer test should come back positive, just how long it takes for you to get follow-up care may depend on your hospital, a new study finds.

    The study of more than 62,000 patients cared for in four different U.S. health ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born weeks after their due date may be at increased risk for complications and illness that can land them in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a new study suggests.

    Researchers at Tel Aviv University in Israel examined data from abou...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A widely used drug may not significantly reduce the amount of time that patients with the lung condition COPD require mechanical help to breathe, a new study suggests.

    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) -- which is often related to smoki...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients hospitalized on a weekend because of medical emergencies tend to be older and more disabled than those admitted on weekdays, a new study shows.

    That could be one reason why weekend arrivals may be more likely to die, the Irish researchers...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of hepatitis C infections among dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say.

    Between 2014 and 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rece...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Blood Banking & Transfusion Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Jonas, the massive snowstorm that hammered the East Coast, has led to a shortage of blood products and there is an emergency need for both blood and platelet donors, the American Red Cross said Tuesday.

    "The impact of this weekend's winter storm ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Comparing end-of-life practices internationally, researchers found the United States has the lowest percentage of in-hospital cancer deaths among seven developed countries.

    Terminally ill U.S. cancer patients also spend less time in the hospital ...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Families of patients dying of cancer felt their loved one had better care and quality of life when they died in a hospice rather than in a hospital's intensive care unit, a new study reveals.

    Relatives reported a better end-of-life experience mor...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The challenges facing trauma care providers can put them at risk for "compassion fatigue" and burnout, a small new study says.

    Previous research has found that compassion fatigue can cause trauma team members to feel emotionally exhausted, depress...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with advanced cancer benefit in a number of ways if they're consulted about pain relief measures when they go to an emergency room, a new study suggests.

    The clinical trial included 69 patients who received a so-called palliative care consu...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Critical Care Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A doctor's body language may reveal racial bias against seriously ill black patients, a new study suggests.

    The finding could help explain why dying black patients are much more likely than whites to ask for more extensive life-saving measures a...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers diagnosed with pneumonia may be at greater risk for developing lung cancer, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that 9 percent of smokers admitted to the hospital for pneumonia developed lung cancer within one year, so they recommend...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Neurology:

    MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate treatment of stroke is crucial, but a new survey finds that three-quarters of young American adults would delay going to the hospital if they had stroke symptoms.

    Ideally, people with an ischemic stroke (blocke...Full Article