Posted in October 2012

Back in the saddle again…

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. The divorce is final and the dust has settled.  You grieved the loss of the marriage, did your soul-searching, and now you are ready to start the next stage of your life.  If you are like many recently divorced women, it has been a while … Continue reading

Do adults need vaccines?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. Yes! Our pediatricians help us keep our kids up to date on their vaccines, but when was the last time you got a vaccine?  If you can’t remember, then it is time to get vaccinated.  Women need to get the flu shot yearly, the tetanus, … Continue reading

Should I get a Mirena IUD?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. The Mirena intrauterine device (IUD) is placed in the uterus to prevent pregnancy.  The progesterone effects are local to the uterus.  It is more than 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. The Mirena contains progesterone that is slowly released over a 5 year period.  The progesterone … Continue reading