Filed under General Women’s Health

What should I be doing to prepare for my baby’s delivery?

Our guest blogger, Laurie Braswell, is a certified nurse midwife delivering babies with Roswell OB/GYN since 1999. As a part of our caring and dedicated midwife practice, Laurie shares her insights into a successful delivery. . The most important thing is to know that you can do this.  Every women has doubts about if she … Continue reading

How to lower your risk for breast cancer

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… Caucasian women are at higher risk for developing breast cancer over their lifetime in comparison to Asian and Black women.  Researchers in the United Kingdom designed The Million Woman study to investigate the factors that increased Caucasian women’s risk for breast cancer.  The study enrolled … Continue reading

Obesity Increases Risk for Preterm Delivery

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… In a recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association, Swedish researchers revealed the link between obesity and preterm delivery.  Preterm delivery is the leading cause of infant death, prolonged hospital stays and long term disability.  The study identified an association between obesity … Continue reading

When to start mammograms?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… A new study released last week in the Journal Cancer suggests early screening mammograms may save lives.  The study analyzed 7301 women diagnosed with breast cancer between 1990 and 1999.  There were 609 documented deaths from breast cancer.  Of those who died from breast cancer, … Continue reading

The Flu Vaccine: Pregnant Women and their Families Need It!

Thank you to this week’s guest blogger, Dr Richard Robbins! Flu vaccine will be available VERY soon. Our first shipment is due at our office in 2 weeks! If you are pregnant, flu vaccine is important both for you and your unborn child. Why? Pregnant women naturally have weakened immune systems for the duration of … Continue reading

CA 125 – Does it really help us detect ovarian cancer?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… A new study released by MD Andersen suggests we should take a second look at drawing CA 125 levels in postmenopausal women to help predict the development of ovarian cancer.  Until the release of this new data yesterday, studies suggested we should avoid drawing CA … Continue reading

Improving Fertility for PCOS Patients with Simple Diet Changes

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… A recent study completed in Tel Aviv suggests eating the majority of calories at breakfast time can improve ovulation in patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome.  As we know, patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) typically have trouble with elevated insulin levels also known as insulin … Continue reading

A Proven Anti Aging Remedy

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… A recent study by Australian researchers suggests that the best anti aging remedy is simply applying sunscreen regularly. It is back to basics. You can spend lots of money on all the expensive anti aging concoctions promoted by the cosmetic companies or you can just … Continue reading

Obesity as a Diagnosed Illness

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… A recent decision by the American Medical Association recognized obesity as a diagnosable illness.  Previous obesity was just a description or symptom.  As a diagnosable illness, insurance providers may be more willing to cover costs of weight loss interventions. In our practice, we see overweight … Continue reading

I’m having hot flashes. Does it mean I’m starting menopause?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… We all know hot flashes and night sweats are very common symptoms of menopause.  But, a new study by The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) suggests many young premenopausal women have hot flashes too.  I often have women in the thirties and forties complain of … Continue reading