Teens Who Are Lazy Bones Have Weaker Skeletons: Study

FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Inactivity can lead to weaker bones in teens, a new Canadian study finds.

How Doctors Decide to Treat a Ruptured Achilles

SATURDAY, March 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Whether your doctor recommends surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon may depend partly on your age and activity level, foot experts say.

Ouch! How to Tell If You Have a Sprain, a Strain or a Tear

FRIDAY, March 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sprains, strains and tears are different types of injuries, and it's important to know how they differ, a sports massage therapist says.

Scientists Spot Gene for Rare Disorder Causing Deafness, Blindness

THURSDAY, March 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have found the genetic cause of a rare disorder that causes children to be born with deafness, blindness, albinism and fragile bones.

ACL Surgery Usually Puts Athletes Back in Play: Study

WEDNESDAY, March 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most athletes who undergo reconstructive surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are able to return to sports, a new study says.

Smokers Prone to Problems After Joint Replacement: Study

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Quitting smoking before knee or hip replacement surgery may cut the risk of complications after surgery, a new study suggests.

Home Beats Rehab for Knee, Hip Replacement Recovery

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who go straight home from the hospital following hip or knee replacement surgery recover as well as, or better than, those who first go to a rehabilitation center, new research indicates.

Osteoporosis Fractures May Be Deadlier for Men

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men are more likely than women to die after suffering an osteoporosis-related fracture, researchers report.

Older Bones Benefit From Dairy Plus Vitamin D

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of vitamin D supplements and certain dairy foods may protect against age-related bone loss, a new study indicates.

Hip Fracture's Link to Early Death May Last Years

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who suffer a hip fracture face a much higher risk of death soon after the injury, but the risk persists over the longer term, a large study indicates.