ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Supplement Hampers Thyroid Cancer Treatment
ANIMAL CARE
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Beware of Dog Bites
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Most Women With Osteoporosis Unaware of Raised Fracture Risk
Low Vitamin D Raises Women's Hip Fracture Risk
Vitamin K Doesn't Slow Bone Loss
CANCER
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Tanning Beds Shown To Raise Cancer Risk, Study Says
Multiple Screening Strategy Boosts Cervical Cancer Detection
CAREGIVING
With Alzheimer's, Health-Care Costs Could Triple
Tainted China Formula Caused High Rate of Kidney Stones in Kids
Health Tip: Benefitting From Adult Day Care
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
COSMETIC
What to Do If You Have Unsightly Veins
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
DENTAL, ORAL
Sports Drinks May Be Tough on Teeth
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
DIABETES
Fish Twice a Week Cuts Diabetics' Kidney Risks
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
DIET, NUTRITION
Compound in Berries May Lessen Sun Damage
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
Decline of Underweight Children in U.S. Continue to Fall
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Skin Woes Take Toll on U.S. Combat Troops
Ozone Pollution Taking Toll on American Lives
Exposure to 9/11 Fumes Tied to Chronic Headaches
EYE CARE, VISION
Gene-Transfer Proves Safe for Vision Problem
Thyroid Problems Boost Glaucoma Risk
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun
FITNESS
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
Early Exercise Boosts Outcomes for ICU Patients
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Soluble Fiber, But Not Bran, Soothes Irritable Bowel
Standard IQ Test May Underestimate People With Autism
Workplace Wellness Seems to Really Work
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers
Too Much Red Meat May Shorten Life Span
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
MEN'S HEALTH
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
MENTAL HEALTH
Meditation May Boost College Students' Learning
Keeping a Healthy Holiday Balance
Daily dose of beet juice promotes brain health in older adults
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down
SENIORS
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
Being Active an Hour a Day Puts Brakes on Weight Gain
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
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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