Women’s Services

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 [...]

2019-11-04T12:27:32-06:00November 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|

Ask the Experts: Lactation specialist Sharonda Taylor, RN, says not to believe these common breastfeeding myths

Breastfeeding can be intimidating for new moms due to worries about milk supply, the logistics of returning to work, dubious reactions from older relatives, etc. But health and bonding benefits for mom and baby making breastfeeding worth the effort, says Sharonda Taylor, RN, lactation specialist at Regional One Health. Taylor and her colleagues support [...]

2019-07-29T12:17:12-06:00August 9th, 2019|

August is National Breastfeeding Month, but Regional One Health’s mission to support nursing moms and babies lasts all year long

There’s no doubt breastfeeding promotes good health and is a great way for moms and babies to bond – but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. Regional One Health understands that, and has made a commitment to promoting breastfeeding not only during August’s National Breastfeeding Month, but all year long. That commitment includes education [...]

2019-08-12T09:55:17-06:00August 5th, 2019|

Regional One Health’s free childbirth education classes empower parents to give their babies a healthy start

Katherine Lybarger is grateful to live in a time and place where women are empowered to give birth in a safe environment and to advocate for themselves and their new bundle of joy. When Katherine learned she was pregnant, she remembered her grandmother’s stories of feeling traumatized by labor and delivery: despite having seven [...]

2019-06-04T13:19:50-06:00June 3rd, 2019|
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