Health News

How to Prevent Falls Among the Elderly
Exercise may help prevent falls among elderly people, according to a new study.
The Link Between TBI and Dementia
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may raise your risk for dementia later on, a new study found.
When Using Your Head Might Hurt
Usually, using your head is a good thing. But using your head in soccer may be hazardous, according to a new study.
Don't Make This Common Car Seat Mistake
In the wintertime, do you strap your child into his car seat all bundled up? If so, you may be putting him in danger.
Why You Should Wear Your Helmet
The effectiveness of protective headgear in bicycle-related accidents has long been a topic of debate. But new evidence suggests that Mom was right — helmets can save lives.
Spinal Cord Injury Rates Stabilize
A spinal cord injury can change a person’s life in an instant, creating new challenges for everyday life. But the good news is that, for most age groups, the chance of these injuries hasn’t changed much in the last two decades.
Concussions May Exact Long-Term Toll on Football Players
Football is a violent sport. Although most football-related injuries heal, one particular injury — concussion — may lead to major mental issues later in life.
Concussion Protection: Keep Your Head in the Game
Scientists are always looking for new ways to prevent concussions — a particular concern for athletes. Some of the most recent innovations, however, may not work as well as hoped.
Does Your Kid Play Football? Maybe He Should Wait 'Til He's Older
Letting young kids get out and play is great for their health, but parents may want to wait until their kids are a bit older before letting them play football — or at least only let them play touch football.
Beware the Binge: Drinking May Slow Immune System
You may want to take it slow at that New Year's Eve party. Turning that New Year's drink or two into too many in a short time may lead to injuries and sabotage the body's ability to heal.