Athletic Trainers First Line of Treatment for Young Basketballers: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High school basketball players in the United States suffered 2.5 million injuries over six seasons and athletic trainers dealt with many of them, a new study finds.

Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study

MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Massage therapy can help ease sore muscles and improve blood flow for people who are active as well as for those who do not exercise, a small study finds.

Off Season May Not Be Long Enough to Recover From Football 'Hits'

THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research shows that the brains of some football players who had the usual head hits associated with the sport, but no concussions, still had signs of mild brain injury six months after the season ended.

Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks on the West Coast are faithful followers of yoga and meditation. Midwesterners turn to chiropractors or osteopathic doctors for their aches and pains.

Young People With Epilepsy Face Higher Injury Risk: Study

MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young people with epilepsy are more likely than kids without the neurological disorder to suffer broken bones or burns, a new large study from England finds.

Getting in Front of Back Pain

SATURDAY, April 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Even though back pain affects nearly 10 million Americans a year, there's a lot you can do to avoid the problem, an expert says.

Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Kidneys

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with rheumatoid arthritis may be at increased risk for kidney disease and require close monitoring, a new study suggests.

After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear

FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- During his 10-year struggle with basal cell carcinoma, Henry Fiorentini emerged minus his right ear, and minus the hearing that goes with it.

More High School Athletes Complying With Concussion Guidelines, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- High school athletes who suffer from concussions are complying more with the recommended return-to-play guidelines, according to new research.

Girls Suffer Worse Concussions, Study Suggests

THURSDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who suffer a concussion may have more severe symptoms that last longer compared to boys, according to new research that builds on other studies finding gender differences.