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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

Real Beauty – the New Dove Commercial

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… I don’t get a chance to watch too much TV these days.  By the time we’ve had dinner, put the kids to bed and finished cleaning up the house, we are exhausted.  Half asleep, my husband and I might catch the opening monologue of John … Continue reading

Why should my kids get the HPV vaccine?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… I’ve heard it from my friends, “I’m not giving my daughter the HPV vaccine. She’s never had sex.” Okay, I hope your daughter isn’t having sex at 11 years old.  But, I promise you she will likely have sex at some point in her life.  … Continue reading

The Next Generation Condom

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… Bill Gates announced a new grant for the invention of the Next Generation Condom.  As many of you know, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works to improve global health.  One of their main priorities is to reduce the incidence of HIV.  Condoms are the … Continue reading

Easy Ways to Reduce PMS

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN………………………………… Women often come into our office complaining of premenstrual symptoms that start approximately 1 week or so prior to their periods.  These symptoms may include both physical and emotional changes, such as bloating, breast tenderness, irritability, sleeplessness or mood swings.  We have often recommended lifestyle … 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

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

Why don’t I get a pap this year?

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. It might feel a little shocking to hear you do not need a pap smear each year.  But, it might be true for you. In patients over 30 with no prior history of abnormal pap smears, we screen for abnormal cells on your cervix and … Continue reading

Oh my God the condom broke!

by Rachel Burt, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at Roswell OB/GYN…………………………………. Would of, could of, should of… in hind sight a condom would have been a great idea – but here we are… the morning after a whirlwind romance without any birth control… Or maybe you were more prepared, but the condom wasn’t as effective as … Continue reading