Women’s Services

Ask the Experts: What’s your best advice for protecting against breast cancer?

Catching breast cancer early saves lives because tumors are found when they are still small and treatable. Dr. Pallavi Khanna from Regional One Health's East Campus said the best ways to catch cancer early are to have your recommended screening mammograms, be aware of changes to your breasts and talk openly with your doctor [...]

2020-03-04T12:33:14-06:00March 9th, 2020|

Ask the Experts: When should I see a pelvic floor therapist, and what can I expect?

If you're experiencing symptoms like urinary dysfunction, constipation and pelvic pain, it might be time to see a pelvic floor physical therapist. Darianne Butler sees patients at Regional One Health's East Campus.  She said patients should expect to describe their concerns and undergo an exam. Then, she prescribes a series of exercises that can [...]

2020-01-22T10:25:41-06:00January 27th, 2020|

Regional One Health’s Certified Menopause Practitioners can help women with any symptom, no matter how personal

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause is the name for symptoms that affect the genitals and urinary tract. These symptoms are easily treatable, but too many women and doctors aren't comfortable discussing them. Regional One Health's Certified Menopause Practitioners have special training to help women address these concerns and improve their quality of life. Genitourinary Syndrome [...]

2019-12-23T11:31:22-06:00January 3rd, 2020|

Regional One Health’s labor and delivery team welcomed the city’s first baby of the New Year – and he was born to one of their own

Riley Andrew James was born at Regional One Health at 12:11 a.m. January 1, making him Memphis's first baby of the decade. The experience was even more exciting for the labor and delivery team because Riley's mom is one of their own - labor and delivery nurse Secillia Mitchell. Secillia said she never considered [...]

2020-01-02T14:37:24-06:00January 2nd, 2020|

Pelvic floor physical therapist Darianne Butler can help patients struggling with pelvic pain and dysfunction improve their quality of life

Regional One Health has recently added Darianne Butler, DPT, to its Center for Rehabilitative Medicine team. She is certified in pelvic floor physical therapy, which can help patients with issues like pelvic and abdominal pain, incontinence and pain during sex. Butler became a therapist after seeing how rehabilitation helped a loved one after an accident, [...]

2019-12-06T08:45:35-06:00December 11th, 2019|

Ask the Experts: Is there anything I can do about hot flashes during menopause?

Hot flashes are the most common symptom of menopause, but there is still no clear answer as to why they happen. While there is no way to prevent or cure hot flashes, doctors can help women avoid triggers and manage their symptoms. Regional One Health's Certified Menopause Practitioners work with their patients to empower [...]

2019-12-04T11:32:11-06:00December 9th, 2019|

During menopause, women are at risk for osteoporosis – here’s what to do to keep your bones strong

During menopause, falling estrogen levels can lead to lower bone density, making women susceptible to fractures. OB/GYN Pallavi Khanna, MD recommends a DEXA scan for bone density for women over age 65. Depending on the results of the scan, she can help patients build stronger bones through lifestyle changes and medication. It’s a story [...]

2019-12-04T17:28:21-06:00November 4th, 2019|

Driven by compassion, Emily and Joel Long want to donate cuddle cots to all Tennessee hospitals, including Regional One Health

Emily and Joel Long say the compassionate care they received after losing their infant daughter last summer helped them heal, and now they’re on a mission to provide that same opportunity for other Tennessee families. Joel and Emily Long created the Helen James Foundation after losing their baby girl. Their goal is to [...]

2019-10-01T13:53:49-06:00October 2nd, 2019|
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