Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight
MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Student-athletes may be more popular than teens who don't play sports, but they're no more fit.
Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks
FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many students use
backpacks to carry their school books and supplies, but improper
use can lead to muscle and joint injury, neck and shoulder pain, as
well as posture problems, child health experts warn.
Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients
THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Minority patients in the United States are less likely to get knee replacement surgery, but more likely to have complications when they do, a new study finds.
7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- School sports play a major role in many lives, and for players and parents alike it's important to know how to reduce the risk of injuries, a sports medicine doctor says.
Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women
TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to reduce the risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis better than a placebo and the currently available drug, a new study finds.
Health Tip: Know Your Risk of Stress Fracture
(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures are small breaks in a bone
caused by overuse from exercise.
Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free
FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of youth
sports and exercise far outweigh the risks, health experts say. And
there are a number of things parents can do to help prevent
Will 'Unloading' Shoes Help Your Arthritic Knees?
FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For reducing pain from
arthritic knees, "unloading" shoes don't offer a leg up over
conventional walking shoes, new research indicates.
How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year
THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As summer winds down, parents should start taking steps to prepare children who are heading back to school, according to a child health expert.
'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement
THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A regimen of brain training has restored partial sensation and muscle control in the legs of eight people paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, researchers report.