Posted in February 2013

Attention Pregnant Women: Let’s talk about Whooping Cough

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. In 2012, new cases of whooping cough (pertussis) reached epidemic levels.  The CDC reported 41,000 new cases of whooping cough in 2012 with at least 18 deaths.  The majority of deaths are infants less than 3 months of age who are too young to be … Continue reading

Who is binge drinking in the US?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. I must admit, I was surprised by who is most likely to be binge drinking on a regular basis.  When I think about binge drinking, I think about a college fraternity party with a bunch of guys standing around with plastic cups. Take a minute … Continue reading

Folic Acid Reduces the Risk for Autism

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. A new study released from Norway, suggests a forty percent reduction in the risk for autism when women start taking folic acid supplementation at least 4 weeks prior to conception.  This study looked at 85,000 women and the effect of taking folic acid supplementation starting … Continue reading