Severe Hot Flashes During Menopause May Raise Hip Fracture Risk Later: Study

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms -- moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats -- and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones.

Health Tip: Spot the Signs of a Fractured Thumb

(HealthDay News) -- A painful thumb may be more than an inconvenience -- it may signal a fracture that needs a doctor's care.

Prompt Treatment of Shoulder Dislocation May Prevent Future Problems

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate medical treatment of a dislocated shoulder reduces the risk of bone, muscle and nerve injuries as well as the risk of future dislocations, a new study found.

Some NFL Players Use Unproven Stem Cell Therapies: Report

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some professional football players are seeking unproven stem cell therapies to speed their recovery from injuries. But experts are concerned that they may be unaware of the potential risks, a new report shows.

Health Tip: Prevent Back Strain

(HealthDay News) -- The muscles in your back bear the brunt of your body weight as you walk, run and lift, so they're vulnerable to sprains and strains.

Jakafi Approved for Chronic Bone Marrow Disease

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jakafi (ruxolitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat polycythemia vera, a chronic disease of the bone marrow.

Sleep Apnea May Lower Your Aerobic Fitness

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with sleep apnea may have lower levels of aerobic fitness, a new study suggests.

Common Knee Surgery May Boost Arthritis Risk, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of knee surgery may increase the chances of arthritis, a new study suggests.

Too Few Prostate Cancer Patients Get Bone-Strengthening Meds: Study

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men on hormone therapy for prostate cancer aren't getting bone-strengthening drugs they may need, new Canadian research contends.

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Cast

(HealthDay News) -- A cast can help a broken bone heal properly, but it requires special care.