Blood Thinners May Not Be Needed for Kids' Back Surgery

TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most children who have spinal surgery don't require anti-clotting drugs because blood clots occur so rarely in these procedures, a new study says.

Delaying Kid's Knee Surgery Could Be a Bad Play, Study Finds

FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying surgery to repair damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) -- the main ligament in the middle of the knee -- could increase a young athlete's risk for further injuries, researchers report.

Anesthesia Type May Affect Recovery From Hip Fracture Repair

TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Hip fracture surgery patients who are given regional anesthesia have a slightly lower risk of death and a slightly shorter hospital stay than those who receive general anesthesia, a new study shows.

Knee Replacement Surgeries Rising With Obesity Rates

FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of total knee replacement surgeries in the United States are on the rise, a new study shows.

Broken Bones, Concussions Most Common Injuries in Youth Hockey

THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Broken bones and concussions are the most common injuries that children who play ice hockey suffer, a new study reveals.

Calcium Supplements Don't Raise Women's Heart Risks, Study Says

FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of concerns that calcium supplements increase the risk for heart attack or stroke, a large, new U.S. study offers women and their doctors some reassurance.

Osteoporosis Drugs' Long-Term Use Needs More Research: FDA

TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term risks and benefits of taking bisphosphonates, a class of drugs widely used for osteoporosis, require more research, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Asthma Linked to Bone Loss in Study

WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma could be at higher risk of bone loss, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Reducing Your Risk of Stress Fractures

(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures often occur as a result of overuse, and they frequently affect the feet.

Training Programs Protect Young Athletes From ACL Tears: Report

MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Certain training methods can greatly reduce young athletes' risk of serious and potentially debilitating knee injuries, a new report says.