Looking to Boost Your Exercise Level? Here Are Some Helpful Tips

SATURDAY, Jan. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The excitement and anticipation surrounding the upcoming Super Bowl may prompt some people to take up a new sport or up their levels of physical activity.

Knee Pain While Using Stairs May Be First Sign of Arthritis

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having knee pain while using the stairs may be an early sign of arthritis, a new study suggests.

Surgery Not Better for Spine Narrowing, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery and more conservative treatments provide similar long-term outcomes for people with spinal stenosis, 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.

The Mind May Be a Muscle Booster

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The mind can play a key role in maintaining muscle strength in limbs that are placed in a cast for a prolonged period of time, a new study suggests.

Brain Scans Give New Clues to Chronic Pain

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The causes and treatment of chronic pain are often elusive. However, a small study provides the first evidence that inflammation in key regions of the brain might play a role in ongoing discomfort.

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.

Health Tip: Get Weight-Bearing Exercise

(HealthDay News) -- There's a recipe for good bone health, and it includes getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D and weight-bearing exercise.

Knee Arthritis Drugs Beat Placebos, but Study Finds No Clear Winner

TUESDAY, Jan. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pain-relieving treatments for knee arthritis all work better than doing nothing -- but it's hard to point to a clear winner, a new research review concluded.

Dealing With Cold Weather Injuries

THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- If exercising outdoors is on your list of New Year's resolutions, don't let the cold weather stop you, suggests the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA).