ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors
38% of U.S. Adults Use Alternative Treatments
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Safe Toys for Dogs
Beware of Dog Bites
BONES & JOINTS
B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
Genes May Help Drive Rotator Cuff Injury
CANCER
Vitamin D May Lower Colon Cancer Risk
Asthmatics Who Quit Smoking May Reverse Lung Damage
Vitamin D May Improve Melanoma Survival
CAREGIVING
Weekend Admission May Be Riskier for GI Bleeding
Birthmark or Blood Vessel Problem?
Many Hospital Patients Can't ID Their Doctors
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
High Blood Fat Levels Common in Americans
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Night Shift Work Hard on the Heart
COSMETIC
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
DENTAL, ORAL
Periodontal Disease Impacts Whole Health
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
DIABETES
Lifestyle Factors Tied to Older Adults' Diabetes Risk
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Marinades Help Keep Grilled Meat Safe
More Calcium And Dairy Products in Childhood Could Mean Longer Life
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Cleaning House May Be Risky for Women With Asthma
EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers
Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution
EYE CARE, VISION
Eye Care Checkups Tied to Insurance Status
Contact Lens Cases Often Contaminated
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men
FITNESS
Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
Kids With Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Trouble
Heart Disease May Be Prevented By Taking Fish Oils, Study Shows
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Ingredient in Dark Chocolate Could Guard Against Stroke
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not
Walk Long, Slow and Often to Help the Heart
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Now Reported in All 50 States
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
6 Million U.S. Kids Lack Enough Vitamin D
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
MEN'S HEALTH
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Countdown to Hair Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
MENTAL HEALTH
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
Teen Internet Addicts More Likely to Self-Harm: Study
Estrogen May Help Men's Hearts
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Alleviating Rheumatoid Arthritis
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Mom's Extra Pregnancy Pounds May Raise Child's Heart Risks
SENIORS
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Any Old Cane Won't Do
Want Better Health in the New Year, Add Exercise to Your Day
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Heal Your LifeŽ Tips for Living Well
Soy May Not Lead to Denser Breasts
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
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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