A Healthy Body Often Equals a Healthy Brain

TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

Diabetes Rates Fall in Neighborhoods With Healthy Food, Parks and Gyms

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neighborhoods with easy access to healthy foods and safe places to exercise may help residents reduce their risk for type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Parents, Stop Hovering: 'Risky' Play May Have Benefits for Kids

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children may benefit, physically and socially, from being allowed to play with less monitoring from mom and dad, a new research review finds.

Parents Should Set Good Example to Keep Kids Slim, Pediatrics Group Says

MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As rates of childhood obesity continue to climb in the United States, parents should embrace healthy eating habits and behaviors to help kids maintain a normal weight, a new report says.

Health Tip: Exercising With Heart Problems

(HealthDay News) -- Exercise often promotes better heart health, but it's still important to take precautions.

Overuse Injuries More Common in High School Females

SUNDAY, June 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young female athletes appear to face a far greater risk for repetitive motion injuries than young males do, new research suggests.

School Coaches Often Ill-Equipped to Spot, Manage Concussions

FRIDAY, June 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. middle school and high school coaches may not be sufficiently trained and equipped to quickly recognize concussions in student athletes, two new studies suggest.

Health Tip: Swimming Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Having a swimming pool or hot tub in the back yard can pose a drowning danger for young children.

Exercise Benefits People With Parkinson's Disease: Study

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parkinson's disease patients who begin regular exercise earlier have a much slower decline in quality of life than those who start exercising later, a new study finds.

'Skinny Jeans' Linked to Woman's Nerve Damage

MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Long periods of squatting in tight jeans can cause muscle and nerve damage, a new case study suggests.