Should Older Runners Embrace the 'Barefoot' Craze?

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's the latest thing among avid runners: "minimalist" shoes that approach the way humans first ran -- barefoot.

School Dismissal a Dangerous Time for Kids Getting Hit By Cars

TUESDAY, March 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children are at greatest risk of being hit by a car at the end of the school day, as well as in the evening, a new study finds.

For Safety's Sake: A Young Star Player Quits Pro Football...

FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Medical science has shown that football can take a terrible toll on the human brain, with repeated hits to the head potentially adding up to brain damage later in life.

Could In-Car Breathalyzers Slash Rate of Booze-Linked Crashes?

THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In-car breathalyzers automatically prevent ignition when they detect blood-alcohol levels that exceed legal limits. Now, new research suggests that if the devices were installed in every new U.S. car, deaths linked to drunk driving would plummet by 85 percent over a 15-year period.

Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

(HealthDay News) -- When you get a cut or scrape, proper care can help reduce the risk of infection and speed healing.

Health Tip: Exercise Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Enthusiasm to exercise is great motivation, but you should also take care not to overdo it.

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing their loved ones tell familiar stories can help brain injury patients in a coma regain consciousness faster and have a better recovery, a new study suggests.

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.

Health Tip: When a Shoulder Injury Needs Treatment

(HealthDay News) -- While shoulder injuries are common, some signal a more serious issue that needs to be addressed by a doctor.

Health Tip: What Causes a Cold Sore?

(HealthDay News) -- A cold sore is a painful sore that often forms on the lips or around the mouth. While a cold sore is caused by the herpes virus, many factors can act as triggers.