Health Tip: Caring for a Cut or Scrape

(HealthDay News) -- When you get a cut or scrape, proper care can help reduce the risk of infection and speed healing.

Health Tip: Exercise Safely

(HealthDay News) -- Enthusiasm to exercise is great motivation, but you should also take care not to overdo it.

Family Stories May Help Coma Patients Recover

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing their loved ones tell familiar stories can help brain injury patients in a coma regain consciousness faster and have a better recovery, a new study suggests.

Falls on the Rise Among U.S. Seniors

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For American seniors, a fall can have disabling or even fatal consequences. And a new study finds that the rate of older people who suffer a fall is actually on the rise.

Health Tip: When a Shoulder Injury Needs Treatment

(HealthDay News) -- While shoulder injuries are common, some signal a more serious issue that needs to be addressed by a doctor.

Health Tip: What Causes a Cold Sore?

(HealthDay News) -- A cold sore is a painful sore that often forms on the lips or around the mouth. While a cold sore is caused by the herpes virus, many factors can act as triggers.

Bites to the Hand Need Medical Attention, Experts Say

SATURDAY, Jan. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Human and animal bites to the hand require medical attention to prevent potential complications such as infection, permanent disability or even amputation, according to a new review of studies on the subject.

You're Unlikely to Get a Skin Infection From a Spider's Bite, Review Finds

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research dispels the widely held belief that spiders are a common cause of skin infections in people.

Middle School Football Doesn't Seem to Cause Short-Term Brain Damage: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who play football in middle school don't appear to have any noticeable short-term brain damage from repeated hits to the head, new research suggests.

Extra Bed Rest May Not Be Best for Kids With Concussions

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For teens who suffer a mild concussion, more rest may not be better -- and may be worse -- in aiding recovery from the brain injury, new research suggests.