Elaine Plummer

I am a registered nurse women’s health care expert who spends a lot of professional time answering health related questions from a variety of professionals and product users – consumers.  Also, I am the one everyone in my realm contacts when they have health questions.  Even when I don’t know the facts, I can research them and then relate them in a way that is more understandable than just reading the medical literature.  Love being helpful in that way!  That is one of the reasons that Tampax, Always and beinggirl.com have asked me to be one of its women's health experts. 

It isn’t a matter of telling anyone what to do – far from it.  It is about providing factual information about health so decisions about how to manage it for one’s self, is made using the best information possible. 


I decided to post on blogher.com because it is a place where women and teens go to ask questions about puberty, periods, menstrual health and menopause and to talk to each other about their questions and concerns.  If anyone has any questions about that, please feel free to ask away!

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year – la la la!  Yes, the Mensch on the Bench is in stock and available for purchase.  This is a big deal, since the only way you could get him before was to pre-order.   And, I want more!...more
HomeRearedChef You already have the Mensch of the year, BOB!!!  However, I do know what you mean ...more

IS THAT A SUMMER COLD OR SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS? Is it viral or bacterial and when to seek treatment.

elaineR.N. Linda Anselmi Yes! Oh, my...Jim Henson. SO very sad.more

How to Get Happy (for Real)

I have been thinking about joy and happiness for a while and how that relates to health.  Yes, HAPPINESS brings health and wellbeing!...more
Willybeach: I am glad we found each other! Somehow when things are difficult and you can still ...more

When I grow up I want to be a nurse; A Celebration of National Nurse's Week 2014!

In celebration of National Nurses Week, I asked several nurse friends why they wanted to get into the profession.  Since I was curious about reasons behind their choices to be a nurse, I thought others might be too....more
SunbonnetSmart.com Just read the Wikipedia bio and she was amazing.  No doubt she had spunk, ...more


On Thursday, March 13, 2014, UNESCO AND THE ALWAYS BRAND launched the first good policy and practice publication on puberty education and menstrual hygiene management.   UNESCO is the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization,  an agency of the United Nations that promotes education and communication and the arts....more
HomeRearedChef *giggle* Whoa! You MUST try a Julep. :) http://bit.ly/1jUN4pp Yum! Yum!more


Yes, I am one of the BlogHer speakers at the 2014 conference and couldn’t be more pleased to join the roster of such an accomplished group (I say very very humbly).  Along with being able to share health-related information, I am incredibly happy there is a mini conference totally focused on health and wellbeing.  ...more
elaineR.N. Lice? Geeze! Maybe a few fleas, but I certainly wouldn't mention a kitty's lice.more

TMI and not in a good way!

This seems to be the era of way too much information sharing.  And, I am guilty of that also.   While I tend to use more discretion with my online presence, in person is a totally different story.  This came to my awareness when I was shopping recently with my daughter.  For those of you with daughters (don’t have a son so can’t compare), you know that they are probably your most honest source of feedback, whether you ask for it or not.   ...more
Cindyhuber SunbonnetSmart.comHee-Hee-Hee, Cindy...my diet plan is to have everyone eat ...more

My 2014 Book of the Year is Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body

Granted that we are not even two weeks into the beginning of 2014, but I know without a doubt this book will remain my favorite of the year – at least in the women’s health category.Why is Girl to Girl my favorite book??...more
HomeRearedChef elaineR.N. You will be able to soon!more

Chanukah: 8 Days of Joyous Gift Giving

Chanukah is one of my most favorite holidays of the year.  Why?  It is a happy ending story of heroism and cooperation.   Also (and I swear this is secondary) it lasts for over a week and includes the traditional 8 days of gift giving.  As I am a lover of gifts and surprises, the fun of Chanukah suits me well.   For others who didn’t grow up celebrating the holiday, there can be a quandary for them on what is an appropriate gift to give for Chanukah.   Every year, I get asked in person or by email what someone should get for their Jewish friend o...more
Linda Anselmi Hi and thanks for taking the time to read.  Actually, if I had known that Virginia ...more

My Health Care Professional is NOT a physician!

This is sort of a confession type of post, but in a good way.  When I advise that someone should see their health care professional, I mean they should contact the person who provides them with their health care.  Mostly this person is a physician and for me, that is usually who has been my first line of health care giver.  In fact, before I even see someone new, I research their credentials, check out where they graduated from medical school and look to see how other have rated their experience.  Again, always a doctor, until NOW.  ...more
CathyChester Thanks for commenting Cathy.  You are so right about being ones own advocate.  I've ...more