11 Ways to Stay Safe When Doing Risky Tree Work

SATURDAY, Oct. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Trimming branches or removing dead trees is risky business if proper safety precautions are ignored, a U.S. agency warns.

Exercise Typically Healthy During Pregnancy, Olympic Panel Says

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Strenuous exercise during pregnancy doesn't appear to increase the risk of most pregnancy complications for mom or baby, a new report from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) says.

Even Incomplete Steroid Treatment Helps Preemies: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even partial steroid treatment before birth can improve survival odds for extremely premature infants and reduce their risk of certain birth defects, a new study suggests.

Back Surgery Doesn't Knock All NFL Players Out of the Game: Study

SUNDAY, Oct. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most professional football players who have surgery for an injured disc in the upper spine return to play and perform at a high level, a new study contends.

Play to Win When It Comes to Kids and Sports Pain

SATURDAY, Sept. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Pain can be a problem for young athletes, so it's important for parents to know how to deal with it, a pain specialist says.

First Days of Preseason Practice Pose Big Heat Risks for College Football Players

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As college football players trade in their beach towels for helmets and padding, new research shows their risk of developing sports-related heat illness shoots up.

Even a Little Exercise May Help Stave Off Dementia

FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes have a higher risk of developing dementia in old age, a new study reports.

Health Tip: Help Kids Get Enough Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- You know kids need to move and play, but are you sure yours are getting enough exercise?

Health Tip: Explaining Circuit Training

(HealthDay News) -- Circuit training offers a fast-paced exercise regimen that moves quickly between different stations designed to work different areas of your body.

Young Football Players Tackle Greatest Concussion Risk at Practice

TUESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children under the age of 14 who play football are at risk of concussions, and a small study suggests that high-magnitude head impacts are more likely to occur in practices than in games in this age group.