Teen Student-Athletes Often Unfit, Overweight

MONDAY, Aug. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Student-athletes may be more popular than teens who don't play sports, but they're no more fit.

Think Safety When Picking, Packing School Backpacks

FRIDAY, Aug. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many students use backpacks to carry their school books and supplies, but improper use can lead to muscle and joint injury, neck and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems, child health experts warn.

Knee Surgery Rarer, but Problems More Likely, for Minority Patients

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Minority patients in the United States are less likely to get knee replacement surgery, but more likely to have complications when they do, a new study finds.

7 Ways to Avoid Serious Injury From School Sports

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- School sports play a major role in many lives, and for players and parents alike it's important to know how to reduce the risk of injuries, a sports medicine doctor says.

Injected Drug May Help Fight Osteoporosis in Women

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to reduce the risk of bone fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis better than a placebo and the currently available drug, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Know Your Risk of Stress Fracture

(HealthDay News) -- Stress fractures are small breaks in a bone caused by overuse from exercise.

Keep Your Kids Active and Injury-Free

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of youth sports and exercise far outweigh the risks, health experts say. And there are a number of things parents can do to help prevent injuries.

Will 'Unloading' Shoes Help Your Arthritic Knees?

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For reducing pain from arthritic knees, "unloading" shoes don't offer a leg up over conventional walking shoes, new research indicates.

How to Get Your Child Ready for a Successful School Year

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As summer winds down, parents should start taking steps to prepare children who are heading back to school, according to a child health expert.

'Brain Training' Helps 8 Paralyzed People Regain Some Movement

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A regimen of brain training has restored partial sensation and muscle control in the legs of eight people paralyzed by spinal cord injuries, researchers report.