Strength Training Might Help Prevent Seniors' Falls

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Older people are at higher risk for fall-related injuries because bone density and muscle mass diminish over time. But regular exercise can help keep them on their feet, research suggests.

Water Outperforms Sports Drinks for Young Athletes

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Water is a better bet than sports drinks for young athletes, sports medicine specialists say.

Healing Hands: Massage May Ease Chronic Back Pain

FRIDAY, April 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic low back pain can be a challenge to treat, but new research suggests that massage therapy may provide some relief.

Chiropractors Not Magicians When It Comes to Chronic Back Pain

TUESDAY, April 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Chiropractors can help ease some cases of low back pain, though their treatments may be no better than taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, a new analysis finds.

Obesity May Make Rheumatoid Arthritis Tough to Spot, Track

MONDAY, April 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Blood tests to diagnose and monitor rheumatoid arthritis may be thrown off by obesity in women, a new study suggests.

Music May Soothe the 'Savage Beast' of Post-Op Pain

FRIDAY, April 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients recovering from back surgery often struggle with pain and anxiety, but new research shows that music therapy may help ease their discomfort.

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery

WEDNESDAY, April 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hip or knee replacement patients who smoke are at increased risk for infections requiring repeat surgery, researchers report.

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.

Elite Runners, Women the First Marathoners to Lose to Father Time

THURSDAY, March 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- All marathon runners eventually slow down. But a new study finds that whether a runner is average or elite, or whether they are a man or a woman, may determine at what age and how much their pace will decline.

Knee Replacement Doesn't Always Pay, Researchers Say

TUESDAY, March 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Knee replacement surgery isn't always a game changer, according to a new study that raises questions about the increasingly common procedure.