ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Taking the Mystery Out of Hypnotherapy
New Insights Show Ginseng Fights Inflammation
Memory Loss Help from Brain Supplement Prevagen
ANIMAL CARE
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
Safe Toys for Dogs
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Health Tip: Back Pain in Children
Brazilian Mint Tea Naturally Good for Pain Relief
Soccer's a Winner for Building Bone Health in Girls
CANCER
Smokeout '08: The Perfect Time to Quit
Ginger Can Ease Nausea From Chemotherapy Treatments
Wristbands May Lessen Nausea After Radiation
CAREGIVING
More Than 60,000 Patients Risked Hepatitis Infections
Children's Bath Products Contain Contaminants
Older Caregivers Prone to Worse Sleep Patterns
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients
COSMETIC
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Science May Banish Bad Hair Days
DENTAL, ORAL
Rheumatoid Arthritis May Harm Gums
Acupuncture May Ease Anxiety Over Dental Work
Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus
DIABETES
Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
DIET, NUTRITION
Weight Loss Might Not Curb Knee Arthritis
Most Fast-Food French Fries Cooked in Unhealthiest Oil
Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth
Air Pollution May Cause Appendicitis: Study Reveals
Gene Explains How High-Fructose Diets Lead to Insulin Resistance
EYE CARE, VISION
Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision
Vision Test for Young Children Called Unreliable
Blood Sugar Control Helps Diabetics Preserve Sight
FITNESS
Brisk Walk Can Help Leave Common Cold Behind
Vigorous Treadmill Workout Curbs Appetite Hormones
Higher Fitness Levels Tied to Lower Heart, Death Risks
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
GENERAL HEALTH
Living With Less TV, More Sweat Boosts Weight Loss
Household Insecticides May Be Linked to Autoimmune Diseases
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
HEAD & NECK
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Grapefruit Compound Inhibits Hepatitis C Virus
Surgical Masks Could Prevent Flu, Maybe
Swine Flu Is Now a Pandemic Says W.H.O.
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
MEN'S HEALTH
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Countdown to Hair Loss
More Vitamin C May Mean Less Chance of Gout
MENTAL HEALTH
Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
Love Hormone May Ease Discussion of Painful Topics
Using the Mind to Heal the Heart
PAIN
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
Music of Mozart Soothes the Preemie Baby
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
SENIORS
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
For Women, Moderate Midlife Drinking Linked to Healthier Old Age
Supportive Weigh-In Program Keeps Pounds Off
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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