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Mammogram Myths

Mammograms can help save lives, yet myths surrounding mammograms may prevent some from getting annual screenings, as recommended. Here, we ...
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Rachelle Denney, APRN, CNM, LCCE

Meet Nurse Midwife Rachelle Denney

Rachelle Denney, APRN, CNM, LCCE Nurse Midwife Rachelle Denney of Cherokee Women's Health has delivered over 800 babies. At the ...
Dr. Mariya Zhukova (“Dr. Z”)

Meet Dr. Mariya Zhukova (“Dr. Z”)

Dr. Mariya Zhukova (“Dr. Z”) of Cherokee Women's Health says, "I loved seeing my first delivery, and I especially connected ...
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Great Sex After Menopause?

Yes, it's possible to have great sex after menopause! One of the most common complaints among menopausal women is a ...
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The Importance of Vaginal Health

The importance of vaginal health should not be taken lightly. It's not just about sex. It means being aware of ...
PMS Explained

PMS Explained

PMS (premenstrual syndrome) affects most women at one time or another. In fact, it’s estimated that three out of four ...
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12 Tips to Change Your Mind and Get Healthy

"Exercise. Eat right. Move more. Don't snack." Sure, we've all heard these things a million times when we're trying to ...
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How Long Should You Take HRT?

HRT, which stands for hormone replacement therapy, is exactly as the name implies — a treatment to replenish flagging hormones ...
Lesser Known Menopause Symptoms

Lesser Known Menopause Symptoms

You always knew menopause would happen. You may have even looked forward to getting rid of those bulky pads, contraceptive ...
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Menopause and Depression

It's estimated that 20% of women suffer from depression during the time leading up to menopause (perimenopause) and throughout menopause ...
Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease

Hormone Therapy and Heart Disease

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been used for decades to correct age-related hormonal imbalances in women. HRT treatments are comprised ...
Ladies, Make Heart Health a Priority

Ladies, Make Heart Health a Priority

As National Heart Health Month comes to a close, we’d like to touch on a disease that affects an estimated ...
IUDs May Have a Surprising Health Benefit

IUDs May Have a Surprising Health Benefit

An observational study conducted at the Keck School of Medicine of USC determined that intrauterine devices (IUDs) may have the ...
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Are Natural Bioidentical Hormones the Best Choice for You?

As women approach mid-life and start to experience menopause, many often wonder if hormone therapy is the right choice for them ...
How to Make the Most of Your Annual Exam

How to Make the Most of Your Annual Exam

'Tis the season to maximize your annual insurance benefits. Get the most out of your medical benefits before the year ...
How to Do a Self-Breast Exam

How to Do a Self-Breast Exam

Self-breast exams are important for adult women. Approximately 1-in-8 US women will develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Regular ...
Diet Adjustments that Improve Vaginal Health

Diet Adjustments that Improve Vaginal Health

Your diet impacts every aspect of your body. And, yes, that includes your vagina as well. Making healthier choices can ...
Probiotics and Nutrition

Probiotics and Nutrition

You may have heard friends, family, or co-workers talking about ‘probiotics’. If so, you likely thought that this was the ...
Tubal Ligation: When Should I Get my Tubes Tied?

Tubal Ligation: When Should I Get my Tubes Tied?

What is Tubal Ligation? Commonly referred to as “getting your tubes tied,” tubal ligation is a permanent surgical procedure that ...
Menopause, Part 2: Hormone Replacement Therapy – 7 FAQs

Menopause, Part 2: Hormone Replacement Therapy – 7 FAQs

by James Haley, MD, FACOG, FPMRS Below are the 7 FAQs about Hormone Replacement Therapy I’ve encountered in twenty five ...
Menopause, Part 1: Six Menopause Facts Every Woman Should Know

Menopause, Part 1: Six Menopause Facts Every Woman Should Know

by James Haley, MD, FACOG, FPMRS Menopause facts can be hard to come by, considering that a third - or ...
Safer Must-Have Products for Summer

Safer Must-Have Products for Summer

Choosing safer sunscreens, bug repellents and hydration products can be a daunting task with aisle after isle of options. Of ...
The first gynecology appointment is important for teenage girls.

First Gynecology Appointment for Teens

Visiting the gynecologist is an important part of the aging process for young women. Your doctor will give you vital ...
Health Screening by Age

Health Screening by Age

It is critical that women receive various health checks at different age ranges as recommended by your doctor. When you ...
Alternatives to Latex Condoms

Alternatives to Latex Condoms

When used correctly and consistently, condoms can be an effective method of birth control and provide protection from STIs. If ...
4 Things to Know If You Are Entering Menopause

4 Things to Know If You Are Entering Menopause

Menopause is a turning point in a woman’s life that can have a significant impact on her health and overall ...
Birth Control No-No's

Birth Control No-No’s

Birth control is offered in many varieties with different instructions, so it can be confusing for women to know that ...
Breast exams are an important part of a woman's health and wellness.

Breast Cancer Screenings: Understanding the Importance of Early Detection

According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every eight women will have breast cancer. However, early detection can ...
Healthy Resolutions for the New Year

Healthy Resolutions for the New Year

Many women set unrealistic goals for themselves over the holidays. Setting the bar too high can cause you to become ...
Is Birth Control Tied to Depression?

Is Birth Control Tied to Depression?

A recent study has concluded that certain types of hormonal birth control can lead to depression. More than one million ...
Nutrition Counseling

Nutrition Counseling

Proper prenatal nutrition is as vitally important to a baby’s health and development as smoking, drinking or misusing drugs can ...
Exploring Your Birth Control Options

Exploring Your Birth Control Options

The responsibility of Family Planning has never been easier with all of the options available to meet a patient’s health ...
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Fertility Assistance

Our doctors have decades of combined experience and expertise in the field of women’s health and fertility assistance. We understand your ...
What is a Pap Smear?

What is a Pap Smear?

A pap smear is a simple procedure which tests for abnormal cervical cells. The test is performed on an exam ...
Low Libido in Women

Low Libido in Women

What is Libido? Libido, very simply put, is sexual desire or sex drive. Just as there are multiple shades in ...
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First Gynecology Appointment

First Gynecology Appointment At Cherokee Women’s Health, we understand the nerves a woman may experience when making a gynecology appointment, ...
Dr. Crigler Talks Women, Food and Family

Dr. Crigler Talks Women, Food and Family

As an OB/GYN who's a vegan, husband and father, Dr. Crigler shares his views on diet, exercise, and bringing patients a ...
Vaginal Discharge - Should You Be Worried?

Vaginal Discharge – Should You Be Worried?

What is vaginal discharge and what causes it? The vagina is similar to a corridor that leads from outside of ...
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Dr. Haley Talks Women’s Health

What Sets FPMRS Apart and What is ALCAT Testing? - An Interview with Dr. Haley How has being a FPMRS (Female ...
Dr. Gandhi: Words of Wisdom and Facing Challenges

Dr. Gandhi: Words of Wisdom and Facing Challenges

What are some of your favorite parts about your job? I really enjoy talking to my patients and caring for ...
The Number One Killer: Know the Signs!

The Number One Killer: Know the Signs!

Did you know heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year? That's ...
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What Patients Want: Doctors Who Listen

Your feedback is very important to us. The doctors and staff at Cherokee Women’s Health care about what you want ...
Cervical Cancer: Planning, Preparation and Prevention

Cervical Cancer: Planning, Preparation and Prevention

Dr. Britton Crigler writes about the importance of cervical cancer screening: I ran my fourth half marathon in January of ...
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Flu Vaccinations

If you're pregnant, a flu shot is your best protection against serious illness from the flu. Flu is more likely ...
Do You Really Need an Annual Every Year?

Do You Really Need an Annual Every Year?

It's a common misconception that women don't need an annual checkup from their gynecologist each year. In fact, women do ...
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Are You Exercising Your Pelvic Floor?

While new mothers have a ton of new things on their minds after giving birth to a baby, one of ...
Have You Signed Up for Our Patient Portal Yet?

Have You Signed Up for Our Patient Portal Yet?

We are constantly looking for ways to make our patients' lives easier and to help them get the information they ...
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Cherokee Women’s Celebrates National Women’s Health Week

Mother's Day kicks off the celebration of National Women's Health Week, a week designed to encourage the women of our ...
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How to Shop Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Each October, the world begins to  "think pink" when it comes to breast cancer awareness. With statistics such as "1 ...