Helen A. Carcio , MS, MEd, ANP-C, has been involved in women's health care, both educationally and clinically, for the past 20 years. She was an associate Clinical Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA, in the nurse practitioner program for ten years where she was awarded the distinguished teaching medal. During that time she wrote a column for the Hampshire Gazette, in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, titled ""Women's Health Matters"" . The column addressed the health care needs of women in the community and offered a forum for women to address their concerns. She has written four books on women's health, including the first edition of Advanced Health Assessment of Women (1999), and has published numerous articles. She was recently awarded ""Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur of the Year"" by Advance for Nurse Practitioners. R. ""Mimi"" Clarke Secor , MS, MEd, RN, FNP-C, FAANP, is a Family NP specializing in women's health in Upton, MA and Visiting Scholar at Boston College School of Nursing, USA. She is a national speaker and consultant to AP Clinicians, and President Emerita and Sr. Advisor for Nurse Practitioner Associates of Continuing Education (NPACE). Ms. Secor is a founding and current board member of the American College of Clinicians. Her 30 years of clinical experience have included emergency care, college health, private practice, prison nursing and rural clinic nursing. Before working for seven years at Bethel Family Clinic, in Bethel, Alaska, she operated an independent Boston area NP practice for 12 years. She is on the editorial board of Clinician Review, a former syndicated radio host of ""Hot Topics in Women's Health,"" and has delivered numerous radio and TV presentations on women's health. She is a founder of the Massachusetts Coalition of NPs, USA.
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