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Annual GYN Visits – What to Expect Through the Years

Annual GYN visits can discover conditions such as ovarian cysts, fibroids, and cancer so it’s very important to schedule and ...
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How Old is My Vagina?

Have you ever looked ‘down there’ and wondered if your vaginal age is in line with your actual age? Does ...
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Is My Period Normal?

What is a 'normal' period? When it comes to your period, what is standard for one woman may not be ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ladies, Make Heart Health a Priority

In honor of National Heart Health Month, we’d like to touch on a disease that affects an estimated 44-million of ...
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What is Melasma and How to Beat it

Melasma is a skin issue that results in brown or brownish-gray blemishes, or inflamed, red patches (erythrosis pigmetosa faciei) that ...
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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 ...
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How to Make the Most of Your Annual Exam

Annual wellness exams are a crucial part of taking care of your health. To maximize your annual check-up, following are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Probiotics and Nutrition

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

Commonly referred to as “getting your tubes tied,” tubal ligation is a permanent surgical procedure that is performed to prevent ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Health Screening by Age

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

When used correctly and consistently, condoms can be an effective method of birth control and provide protection from STIs. If ...
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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 ...
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Birth Control No-Nos

Birth control is offered in many varieties with different instructions, so it can be confusing for women to know that ...
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Breast Cancer Screenings: 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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What is a Pap Smear?

A pap smear is a simple procedure which tests for abnormal cervical cells, which can lead to cervical cancer. The ...
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First Gynecology Appointment

At Cherokee Women’s Health, we understand the nerves a woman may experience when making a gynecology appointment, even for a ...
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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

An Interview with James Haley, MD, FACOG, FPMRS In order to become board-certified, and have that distinction, you have to ...
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Dr. Gandhi: Words of Wisdom and Facing Challenges

In this article, Dr. Peahen Gandhi talks about her path to becoming a doctor, who inspired her and her philosophy ...
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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 ...
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Cervical Cancer: Planning, Preparation and Prevention

Cervical cancer is completely different from many other cancers, as it’s preventable. First, the cervix can be seen directly by ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Sign Up for Our Patient Portal

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 ...
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Are You Getting Regular Mammograms?

Each year, much of the world goes pink to help spread awareness for breast cancer. In an effort to do ...
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness

Ovarian cancer will be diagnosed in approximately 1.5% — or 1 in 71 — women in her lifetime. Most women ...
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Testimonial for A MisMatch Made in Heaven

If you're a patient of Cherokee Women's Health, you have probably seen Dr. Litrel's book that he co-wrote with his ...