Category: Health

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

How to Avoid the Holiday Battle of the Bulge

Hello again!  I hope this blog post finds everyone doing well.  This is a great post written by Tracy Owens in December of 2011.  She is the nutritionist to whom we refer most of our patients.  At the end of the blog, you will find her contact information if you have any further questions about […]

Written by on November 16, 2021


In the last 2 ½ years of my career as an OB/GYN, one thing has become particularly apparent… I diagnose genital herpes far more frequently than I ever thought I would.  Each time I do, there is often the need to explain the dynamics of herpes so that my patients (and/or their partners) don’t start […]

Written by on August 26, 2021


Originally published in March 2015 Allergy season is upon us, which means pollen is coloring  – and covering – everything in its path bright yellow!  If you are pregnant this time of year, you may have noticed an increase in your symptoms whether you’ve previously suffered from allergies or not. Often times pregnancy will cause […]

Written by on April 15, 2021