The Silent “T”: Osteoporosis

Our Founder and President Sharon Baker recently wrote a guest column about osteoporosis for the Rome News-Tribune. She writes: Did you know that May is National Osteoporosis Prevention month? Do you care? You might if you knew this is a condition that affects one in every two women and one in every four men over …

“Loneliness” by Board Member Miriam Peterson

Since I’m on the Women’s Information Network’s board, I get immersed in the various public health topics that we work to deliver.  Currently that topic is loneliness.  And as I considered how we might formulate a genuine, insightful seminar on loneliness that would reach those who would benefit most, I thought about how many kinds …

Arthritis Workshop Presentations

Thank you to all those who attended our last workshop, “Kick Pain in the Kitchen as well as the Medicine Cabinet.”  We had quite a few requests to share the information presented by Dr. Bushnell, Cala Dittmer and Amber Todd.  They have graciously agreed to let us put their presentations on our website.  Below are …

A little SOY goes a long way

Written by Alix Devine, Purple Trumpet Marketing April is National Soy Foods Month. There are many ways to incorporate soy into your diet. Some traditional soy foods include soymilk, soy nuts, edamame and even soy protein powder. Soy protein is used in baked goods such as cookies, bread and crackers. It helps improve texture, helps …

You Are What You Eat!

March is National Nutrition Month. The declaration makes me think of the familiar phrase, “You are what you eat.”  Food growing, preparation, inspection and presentation are a hot topic in documentaries, magazines and cooking shows.  My late father gave me a wellness focus on food before it was fashionable or trendy.  He was always trying …

March Is Colorectal Cancer Prevention Month

“Preventable. Treatable. Beatable!” Colorectal cancer affects both men and women in almost equal numbers. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. There are several screening methods available, making the disease highly preventable. This part of the body is not generally talked about in polite conversation.  In fact, it is …

The Empower Youth Program

I would like to announce that WIN has received a scholarship that gives us the license to offer this program for a year.  We want to bring as many members of the community together as possible and bring the education coordinator for the iEmpathize organization to Rome to conduct the program.  Organizations can then apply …

Hidden in Plain Sight

While reading the Rome News Tribune several weeks ago, and then almost daily, I became very angry, then very sad.  Unfortunately, it convinced me that a project I am working on with the Women’s Information Network, Inc. (WIN) is even more urgent than I had originally thought. What did I read?  First I came to …

Thinking About The Unthinkable

By Sharon Baker, BSN, MN, CWHNP President & Founder, Women’s Information Network, Inc. This year I read a book entitled, “Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gwande.  I don’t remember who recommended it to me, but it articulated many of my observations, experiences, and feelings based on my decision to pursue a career in nursing.  When …