Athletic Trainers' Group Advises Heart Tests for Young Athletes

FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes should undergo heart screening before they play competitive sports, according to new guidelines released by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).

Health Tip: Pain in the Foot?

(HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of foot arthritis, including painful inflammation and swelling, can make it difficult to take even a few steps.

Repetitive Pitching May Cause Teens Serious Shoulder Problems

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who pitch more than 100 balls a week risk getting a painful overuse injury that can hamper normal shoulder development, new research shows.

Health Tip: Strained Hamstring?

(HealthDay News) -- Injuries are common in the hamstring -- the muscle at the back of the thigh -- notably among athletes.

Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Counting pitches reduces young pitchers' risk of arm damage, but many coaches don't use this method consistently, according to a new study.

New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People take the sense of touch for granted -- until it isn't there, says Igor Spetic, who lost that ability four years ago.

Gout May Be Linked to Raised Diabetes Risk: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gout, a form of inflammatory arthritis, appears to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, especially in women, a new study finds.

Aerobic Exercise May Boost Quality of Life for Dialysis Patients

THURSDAY, Oct. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Aerobic exercise may improve the physical and mental health of kidney dialysis patients and may also extend their lives, new research suggests.

Acupuncture May Not Help Chronic Knee Pain, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture doesn't improve knee pain any more than "sham" acupuncture, according to a new study.

Avoid the Fall Sports Injury Trap

SATURDAY, Sept. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes hitting the playing fields this fall should be reminded that aches and pains might signal an undiagnosed sports injury, experts say.