Happy 200th birthday, Florence! Part I

Our founder Sharon Baker recently wrote a column for the Rome News-Tribune celebrating the birthday of Florence Nightingale, called the founder of modern nursing. Most people have heard of Florence Nightingale. The image is usually that of a woman in a long skirt and bonnet carrying a lamp while trudging through the battlefield littered with …

How valuable are workers in the health care industry?

Our founder Sharon Baker recently wrote a column for the Rome News-Tribune about the need for skilled healthcare workers in a pandemic like COVID-19. She writes: The news is full of statistics about the expectation of a flood of new cases of COVID-19. The shortage of equipment is a major issue, but what about the …

The bone health crisis

Our founder Sharon Baker recently wrote a column for the Rome News-Tribune about a change in reimbursement laws for osteoporosis screening that has added $40 million in annual Medicare costs in Georgia. She writes: You may not be familiar with the impact of a law that was passed to reduce reimbursement for osteoporosis in 2006. …

Making medical purchases without a price tag

Our founder Sharon Baker recently wrote a column for the Rome News-Tribune about how to comparison shop and make sure you’re not surprised by a big pharmacy bill. Her tips include several links to website resources, as well as how to access your insurance’s list of approved medications. She writes: My quest for information was …

Suffering in Silence? Problem too Embarrassing to Discuss?

Our founder Sharon Baker recently wrote a column for the Rome News-Tribune about problems we may be too embarrassed to talk about. These could be issues with the bladder, bowel or sexual organs. She writes: Generally, when something is wrong with our body, we seek evaluation from a healthcare provider. Some symptoms, however, are perceived …

Attention Women: Annual physical recommendations have changed

Our founder Sharon Baker recently wrote a column for the Rome News-Tribune detailing new guidelines for annual physicals for women. Topics included bone density screening, breast cancer, mammograms and pap smears. She writes: Are you up to date on your well-women screenings? Guidelines for annual screenings are developed by national health organizations to facilitate the …

Founder to speak at National Association of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners conference

Women’s Information Network Founder Sharon Baker will be speaking at the upcoming National Association of Women’s Health Nurse Practitioners conference in Savannah. The National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH) is a dynamic professional membership organization focused on women’s healthcare. Sharon will be a speaker during “Clinical Approaches to Menopause, Midlife, and Beyond: …