There is a common misconception that sports injuries occur solely in high school, college and professional level athletes. Scott Arthur, M.D., a sports medicine specialist and surgeon with the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, says injuries can happen at any age. “In the sports medicine field, we see everyone from professional athletes to kids […]
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Prevention, education key in preventing tick-borne diseases
By Shaefer Spires, M.D.
Summertime in the south inevitably means the occasional tick bite, and with it an increased risk of tick-borne diseases. In fact, Tennessee is among five states that collectively account for nearly 60 percent of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. As an infectious disease specialist, I often talk to patients […]