NurseBarb

Barb Dehn, RN, MS, NP

Barb Dehn is a practicing Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, award winning author, and a nationally recognized health expert. She holds a BS from Boston College and earned Masters degree at the University of California, San Francisco. An in demand and popular national speaker on all aspects of women’s health, she also lectures at Stanford and is a frequent health expert on ABC's View from the Bay in San Francisco.

Blue Orchid Press: 
Barb wrote and publishes a series of innovative and award-winning women's health guides on Fertility, Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding. Her Blue Orchid Guides have been used by millions of women across the country and were designed to "Empower Women with Information."
www.blueorchidpress.com

Weight Loss is Good for your Heart Health

Why Weight Loss is good for your heart healthWe all know what it’s like to make that resolution to get up off the couch and start going back to the gym at the start of the New Year. Good luck finding a spot on the elliptical – everyone has the same  resolution to finally get in shape and starts now. I hope you’ll stick with it and continue exercising on a regular basis every week this year....more

Flu Vaccine

It’s that time of year again when the flu is spreading and more people are getting sick. As a health care provider, I get vaccinated.  In full disclosure, I don’t like getting any shots, I’m a big baby. I keep my eyes slammed shut, grip whatever is closest, hold my breath, and then take a big sigh of relief that it’s over and done for another year....more

Meningitis Outbreaks in Santa Barbara & Princeton

Meningitis Outbreaks at Santa Barbara & Princeton...more

What is the Perfect Holiday?

Help! My Partner has Herpes

Help! My partner has herpes! I  was just drinking my coffee this morning and got a frantic call from a friend. He just met someone who is fabulous and he’s very attracted to her, there’s just one complication. She told him she has herpes and he’s petrified. Now what? He doesn’t want to risk getting the infection.Help! My new boyfriend or girlfriend has Herpes...more

Stress and the Perfect Holiday?

Stressed from trying to recreate a perfect holiday?You’re not alone!...more

Are Your Breasts Dense?

Are your breasts dense? What’s inside this 38 DDD?This bra, that I decorated myself after a trip to Michaels, helps remind me that you can’t always tell by looking and likewise a clinical exam may miss an early breast cancer....more

The Warford Foundation: Helping Military Widows & Single Moms

As a nurse, I was inspired by this an amazing woman, Parthenia Warford who now has devoted herself to helping military widows and single moms become self-sufficient through a nursing degree. She started the Warford Foundation, a non-profit organization run on a shoe-string budget. Parthenia herself was a single mom at the age of 17, yet with the help of family and friends was able to make sure her daughter was well cared for and she finished school....more

How do I know if I have Lung Cancer?

How do I know if I have lung cancer? How would I know? These were the question my mom asked me many years ago. I knew that she was trying to be brave, and just hint that she was gathering information, while at the same time she was a little scared.Just the idea of lung cancer is very scary...more

Small Purse helps Moms Deliver Babies Safely

This Small Purse can help moms deliver their babies much more safely. I’d like to do my part to help! And you can too.I just heard about this innovative and brilliant Clean Birth Kit in a Purse that has helped moms around the world deliver their babies much more safely by helping to reduce serious infections. Everything is included to help provide a safer more hygienic birth in conditions that are challenging to say the least....more