'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- With summer in full swing so too are youthful arms, with kids happily throwing pitches as hard and as fast as they can on baseball diamonds all across America.

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.

Young Pro Pitchers May Face Higher Risk of 'Tommy John' Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pitchers who start playing Major League Baseball at a young age may be at increased risk for requiring elbow surgery later in their career, according to a new study.

Don't Blame Bad Weather for Your Aching Back

THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The notion that lower back pain flares up during certain kinds of weather may be all in your head, a new study suggests.

Doctors Need to Protect Athletes From Concussion Risk: Neurologists

WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Safeguarding athletes from concussion is a moral duty for doctors, according to the largest neurologists' group in the United States.

Ecstasy Use Tied to Rare Spinal Blood Vessel Problem in Teen

THURSDAY, July 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A teen who took the street drug called "ecstasy" suffered a potentially deadly bulge in his spinal cord artery, doctors said.

Steroid Shots May Not Help Back Pain

WEDNESDAY, July 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who have lower back pain caused by spinal stenosis -- a condition that narrows the open space in the spinal canal -- are unlikely to get relief from steroid shots, a new study finds.

Prepare for Summer Sports to Avoid Injury

SATURDAY, June 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cold-weather couch potatoes beware: You could be at risk for injuries if you don't properly prepare and ease into such summer activities as golf, tennis and running, an expert says.

Dance Those Cares Away!

FRIDAY, June 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dancing can reduce seniors' knee and hip pain and also improve their walking, a new, small study finds.