Amy Bennett

About Amy Bennett

Amy Bennett is the physician communications coordinator for North Kansas City Hospital. She is editor of Physician Connections, and she writes brochure, web and other communication pieces for North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health. In her spare time, she is often working in her flower garden or volunteering with the Girl Scouts or Pet Partners, a pet therapy organization.

Low Patient Awareness Hinders Male Breast Cancer Diagnosis

More than 30 years after Breast Cancer Awareness Month was established, October has become synonymous with early breast cancer detection and treatment. Breast cancer mortality declined 39% in the U.S. from 1989-2015, according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The incidence of breast cancer in men is rare compared to the incidence in women, with [...]

By |2019-10-23T14:30:06-05:00October 23rd, 2019|

NKCH’s Hidden Gems

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or already familiar with the campus, you may be surprised by all the nonmedical niceties North Kansas City Hospital offers patients and visitors. From their favorite grub to the amenities they admire most, eight NKCH and Meritas Health employees share their recommended places and spaces. Gift Shop Nicole Cagle, [...]

By |2019-09-04T17:08:13-05:00September 4th, 2019|

Honor Flight Brings NKCH Physician and Vietnam Veteran Father to D.C.

With the National Mall’s cherry blossom trees as a backdrop, MSGT Bob Cummins (left) and his son, Gregory A. Cummins, DO, visit the nearby Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Forty-six years ago, Gregory A. Cummins, DO, was 10 years old when he greeted his father, MSGT Bob Cummins, at Robins Air Force Base in [...]

By |2019-05-28T10:33:09-05:00May 26th, 2019|

My Husband Smoked for 30 Years, Screenings Help Us Breathe Easier

A pack-a-day smoker, my husband, Brad, began smoking in 1976 when he was 16. His father, grandfather, parents’ friends and friends smoked. Although it was after the 1964 release of the landmark Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health, it was a time when 40% of Americans smoked. People could light up in any number [...]

By |2019-11-05T14:48:44-06:00March 27th, 2019|

Gynecologist Guides Women Through Menopause Treatment

Gynecologist, James Riojas, MD, FACOG with Meritas Health Obstetrics & Gynecology Most women in the U.S. begin menopause between the ages of 40-58, with an average of 51. Depleting estrogen levels leave women with a range of potentially life-disrupting symptoms and health risks, including genital and sexual symptoms, hot flashes, mood changes, night [...]

By |2018-10-30T16:12:54-05:00October 30th, 2018|

NKCH Physician’s Daughter Seeks to Become Sole “Survivor”

Throngs of fans don’t miss an episode of the TV show “Survivor.” Since its premiere two weeks ago, the broadcast has brought more than 7 million viewers each week. One such fan is not only the daughter of a North Kansas City Hospital physician, but she is among this season’s David vs. Goliath cast. Alison [...]

By |2018-10-09T14:31:58-05:00October 9th, 2018|

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Get the Lowdown

Urogynecologist, Ian Rosbrugh, MD When women experience pelvic floor disorders causing urinary or fecal incontinence, they often suffer in silence, hesitant to address the topic. They are not alone. The National Institutes of Health estimates one-third of women in the U.S. have pelvic floor disorders. Today, more women are reaching out for help [...]

By |2018-09-04T10:51:17-05:00September 4th, 2018|

What Is Mental Health?

By Stacie Newberry, LCSW, Jennifer Riddell, LCSW, and Dawn Rosey, LCSW Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life – from childhood and [...]

By |2019-03-15T15:55:37-05:00August 23rd, 2018|
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