Montgomery Medicine No. 722
Summer Safety – Part 2 Last week I went over some sun and water safety information. This week I want to examine wheeled things that appear in the spring and summer. It’s great to see kids and adults out on their bicycles now that the weather has warmed up. The downside is we will see…Read More
Montgomery Medicine No. 721
Sun and Water Safety We finally getting a taste of some warm weather which means it’s time to starting thinking about summer activities. Most people enjoy some time in the sun. Whether it’s lounging by the water, participating in sports, or working outdoors, we all get our fair share of sun every summer. This week,…Read More
Leaflets Three…Let It Be!
It appears that consistent warm weather has finally arrived in Indiana and people are finally able to get out to commune with nature. This will probably result in a lot of rashes showing up in doctors’ offices. Most of the rashes we see in the summer are caused by poison ivy, one of three plants…Read More
Montgomery Medicine No. 718
Shoulder Pain – Part 1 The next two weeks, I’d like to address shoulder pain and injuries. Most people experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives. Doctors see it in mostly in athletes and people who overuse their shoulders. We also see it in those who suffer trauma, particularly from taking a blow…Read More
Montgomery Medicine 716
Don’t Believe Everything You Hear! We are definitely living in a post-truth world. It’s not just in the political sphere that we have to be careful of facts and “alternative facts,” it also extends to the scientific and medical realms as well. The public is being constantly bombarded with scientific information via mainstream media, social…Read More
Hot Flashes And What You Should Do
Sometimes I get asked questions in unusual places. A few months ago I was pulled aside at a store and asked if I could write about hot flashes. Women typically describe hot flashes as a feeling of intense heat, usually with sweating and a rapid heartbeat. They can last a few minutes up to a…Read More
The Season Of Sneezing
It’s once again time to run my annual column on allergies. Some of our readers may already cursing the annual return of allergy symptoms. Tree pollen levels (Oak, Cedar/Juniper and Birch) in Indiana have been high recently. Spring allergy symptoms can make it even more difficult to differentiate who might have an upper respiratory infection,…Read More
Stop The Snoring!
Snoring can certainly be annoying, but it doesn’t always indicate a serious medical problem. However, sometimes snoring can be due to sleep apnea, a condition that can lead to significant medical problems. Sleep apnea is a condition when people have pauses in their breathing while sleeping. Most people have pauses to some degree but people…Read More
Someone recently asked me what lymphoma is. My knowledge of the subject was a bit dusty before I started doing some research for this column. Medical knowledge of non-Hodgkin lymphoma has rapidly evolved over the last decade or so. It is a very interesting disease and a type of cancer that is illustrative of recent…Read More
Is it Alzheimer’s?
It’s very common for people who are middle age or older person who have some lapses in memory to wonder if they might be developing Alzheimer’s. Encountering someone with Alzheimer’s dementia is becoming more common as the proportion of elderly individuals in our society increases. Forgetfulness is a normal part of aging and usually does…Read More