ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Spot light on Dani Antman New Lionheart teacher
Uncover Why Turmeric Helps You Heal
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
BONES & JOINTS
Low Vitamin D Raises Women's Hip Fracture Risk
Breast-feeding Might Shield Women From Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
CANCER
Meditation May Reduce Stress in Breast Cancer Patients
Vitamin D Good for Breast Cancer Patients
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
CAREGIVING
Caring for Aging Loved Ones Can Be a Catch-22
Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs
Rapid Infant Weight Gain Linked to Childhood Obesity
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Vitamins Do Older Women Little Good
COSMETIC
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
DENTAL, ORAL
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
DIABETES
Patients' Photos Help Boost Radiologists' Accuracy
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
Poor Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery Impacts Outcomes
DIET, NUTRITION
Compound in Red Wine Fights Ravages of Age
Drinking Your Way to Health? Perhaps Not
Many Kids Don't Need the Vitamins They're Taking
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk
Are Medical Meetings Environmentally Unfriendly?
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
EYE CARE, VISION
Certain Diabetes Drugs May Pose Eye Risk
Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage
FITNESS
Exercise As Well As Acupuncture, May Ease Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Eating Well And Keeping Active As You Grow Old Will Help You Stay Sharp
Exercise Extends Life of Kidney Patients
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
GENERAL HEALTH
Simple Holistic Approach to Fight the Common Cold
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
To Quit Smoking, Try Logging On
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Subway Defibrillators Save Lives
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Implanted Defibrillators Boost Long-Term Survival
Chinese Red Yeast Rice May Prevent Heart Attack
Years of Heavy Smoking Raises Heart Risks
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
More Medicinal Uses for Pomegranate
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Older People at Greater Risk of Swine Flu Death
Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal
Eating Fish, Breast-Feeding Boost Infant Development
MEN'S HEALTH
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
Vigorous Exercise Cuts Stroke Risk for Men, Not Women
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Men's Heart Attack Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
The 3LS Wellness Program for Reversing Chronic Symptoms and Creating Lasting Health
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Placebo Acupuncture Tied to Higher IVF Pregnancies
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
SENIORS
Money May Matter, Health-Wise, in Old Age
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
Exercise Benefits Even the Oldest Old
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
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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