ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Traditional Chinese Therapy May Help Ease Eczema
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Vitamin D Plus Calcium Guards Against Fractures
Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
Cane Use May Cut Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis
CANCER
Yoga May Bring Calm to Breast Cancer Treatment
Vitamin E, Selenium and Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
CAREGIVING
For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life
U.S. Mental Health Spending Rises, But Many Still Left Out
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Smog Tougher on the Obese
Secondhand Smoke Quickly Affects Blood Vessels
COSMETIC
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Most Insured Adults Worry About Health Care Costs: Poll
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
DIABETES
Whole Grains Take a Bite Out of Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Red-Grape Compound May Improve Diabetes
Patients' Photos Help Boost Radiologists' Accuracy
DIET, NUTRITION
Mediterranean Diet Helps Protect Aging Brain
Eating Lots Of Vegetables, Olive Oil May Extend Life
Vitamin D Vital for the Heart
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Fish in U.S. Rivers Tainted With Common Medications
Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases
Common Pesticide Tied to Development Delays in Kids
EYE CARE, VISION
Green Tea May Ward Off Eye Disease
When Gauging Age, the Eyes Have It
Unconscious Learning: In the Eye of the Beholder?
FITNESS
Diet, Exercise May Slow Kidney Disease Progression
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Good Warm-Ups Could Halve Sports Injuries
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
GENERAL HEALTH
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
The Yearly Flu Shot Debate
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Irregular Heartbeat Tied to Alzheimer's Disease
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Babies Who Eat Fish Lower Eczema Risk
MEN'S HEALTH
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Countdown to Hair Loss
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
MENTAL HEALTH
Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better
Eight Spiritual Universal Principles in the Art of Practice
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
SENIORS
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
Being Active an Hour a Day Puts Brakes on Weight Gain
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
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Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful

SATURDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- If summer beckons you outside to play, take precautions to lower your chance of getting hurt during your pursuit of recreation.

"While it is impossible to prevent every sports injury, the rates could be reduced significantly if athletes took appropriate preventative steps no matter what sport you enjoy playing," Dr. Victor Khabie, chief of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mt. Kisco, N.Y., said in a news release.

These include:

* Get in good physical condition. Train properly with strengthening, endurance and stretching exercises before tackling a sport. Don't forget to warm up your muscles and stretch immediately before playing.
* Know the rules and follow them. Many regulations are designed to keep the sport safe for you and others.
* Have the right equipment. Never play without the proper (and proper-fitting) protective gear for your sport. This could save bumps, bruises, eyes, teeth and maybe even your life.
* Rest -- especially when tired or in pain. The body needs time to recover between training and playing sessions to prevent injuries from overuse or fatigue. Proper rest can help make you strong, and it is essential when you feel pain.


SOURCES: Northern Westchester Medical Center, news release, June 16, 2009 Published on: June 27, 2009