Category: Health

March Is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in women and men combined and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States.  However, there is good news:  it can be cured with early detection.  Even before detection, there are things you can do to reduce your risk.  First, recognize high-risk factors.  There […]

Written by on March 12, 2024

Uterine Hemorrhaging: Donate Blood And Save A Life

Previously written and published by Dr. Wheeler in 2018 Any obstetrician, nurse, medical assistant, tech, anesthesiologist, etc, who spends enough time on labor and delivery will witness a patient undergo hemorrhaging around the time of delivery. Most of these can be controlled using medications and non-surgical techniques. Our labor and delivery unit has fast and […]

Written by on May 26, 2023

AFE Awareness Day

Previously written by Dr. Wheeler in 2020 “You have the best job” I frequently hear people say and for the most part this is true.  I have delivered thousands of babies and each time I am able to be part of the safe transition from life in the uterus, to life in the world, I […]

Written by on March 27, 2023

Natural Family Planning: My Unexperienced Explanation

Previously written and published by Dr. Bernstien in June 2021 I’ve written blogs about many options for contraception, but have failed to write about the oldest method, natural family planning (NFP). The new term for this in the medical world is called fertility awareness-based (FAB) methods for pregnancy prevention. Some women cannot or choose not to use […]

Written by on October 12, 2022

Update on Pap Smear Guidelines

We at Kamm McKenzie are updating our Pap smear guidelines to follow the most recent recommendations.  In the past, many women have been advised to have annual Pap smears or Pap smears every 3 years.  The most recently updated guidelines as of April 2021 have changed to increase the duration between screenings due to our evolving knowledge of how cervical cancer develops.  We have learned it takes many many years to go from an abnormal Pap to cervical cancer, thus allowing us to space out the time between screenings.  

Written by on August 16, 2022

Ooh la la! L’Amour: Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day

Originally written and published by Dr. Lauren Wheeler in February of 2019 Valentine’s day is just around the corner and February is heart health awareness month.  I figured I would use this opportunity to share some interesting facts about heart health as it pertains to some Valentine’s day favorites; namely, wine, dark chocolate, and the French. […]

Written by on February 7, 2022