No Welcome Mats for Diabetes, Obesity in 'Walkable' Neighborhoods

TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you live in a neighborhood where it's easy to walk to shops, schools and jobs, a new study says all that hoofing about appears to stave off excess weight and diabetes.

Tai Chi: Rx for Arthritic Knees

MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Legions of arthritis sufferers try physical therapy and anti-inflammatory drugs to no avail. Now, a new study looks East for relief -- to the martial art tai chi.

Growth Spurts Can Throw Off Teen Boys' Strut

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Growth spurts can affect teen boys' coordination and knock the swagger right out of their stride, a new study reveals.

Health Tip: Enjoy Screen-Free Fun With Your Preschooler

(HealthDay News) -- Your preschooler needs lots of creative time for healthy growth and development -- including limited screen time.

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of a Stress Fracture

(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures are small breaks that form in bones. They're a type of overuse injury usually triggered by repetitive activities and fatigued muscles.

Thousands of Public Pools, Hot Tubs Closed for Dirty Water: CDC

THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Folks flocking to swimming pools to beat the summer heat might be dipping their toes into poorly treated water, U.S. health officials warned Thursday.

Experts Rank America's 'Fittest Cities' -- Is Yours One of Them?

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Washington, D.C., is the fittest city in the United States for the third straight year, a new report shows.

Too Few Americans Take Advantage of Local Parks

WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most neighborhood parks in the United States are geared toward younger people, which limits their use, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Practice Rhythmic Breathing

(HealthDay News) -- Practicing rhythmic breathing can help you meet your exercise goals, especially if they involve running.

As Fitness Levels Rise, Diabetes Risk Drops

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A higher level of heart-lung fitness may reduce your risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, new research finds.