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home : columnists : dr john roberts August 18, 2017


Indiana seeing rise in cases of Lyme Disease
The arrival of warm weather each year means we have to start worrying more about Lyme Disease. Most people are aware of the association between tick bites and Lyme disease, but few know exactly what Lyme disease is or what causes it. Indiana has seen an increasing number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease, particularly since 2013. The most recent statistics showed 102 cases in Indiana in 2015.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Leaflets Three...Let It Be!
We are in the middle of summer and people are still out puttering in their yards. Predictably, this has resulted in a lot more cases of contact dermatitis showing up in my office, most of which were likely caused by poison ivy. Poison ivy is one of three plants in Indiana in the genus Toxicodendron. This genus also includes poison sumac, commonly found in central Indiana, and poison oak that is an infrequent offender.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Summer activities lead to increase in Bursitis cases
The joy of summer sports and yard work has resulted in a number of patients coming to see me complaining of sore shoulders, elbows, hips and knees. Many of these folks have been suffering from bursitis. Most people have heard of bursitis, but what is it really?
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Stress fractures result from repeated impact on bone
I saw a young athlete last week complaining of shin pain. He had been upping his running mileage; the pain was due to a stress fracture. It is estimated that between 5 percent and 30 percent of athletes and military recruits develop a stress fracture each year. Briefhaupt first described the condition in 1855 when examining military recruits.
Monday, July 17, 2017
Stress fractures result from repeated impact on bone
I saw a young athlete last week complaining of shin pain. He had been upping his running mileage; the pain was due to a stress fracture. It is estimated that between 5 percent and 30 percent of athletes and military recruits develop a stress fracture each year. Briefhaupt first described the condition in 1855 when examining military recruits.
Monday, July 17, 2017



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