Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade By Carina StorrsHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) — Football has been blamed for a growing number of injuries among young players in the past decade, but a new study finds that football is an exception, and injuries from most other popular sports have…

Switch to Skim Milk Won’t Prevent Toddler’s Obesity: Study

Surprise finding runs counter to standard recommendations from doctors’ groups MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) — Drinking low-fat or skim milk does not prevent toddlers from gaining excess weight and is actually associated with overweight and obesity in preschool children, a new study finds. The findings challenge a recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics…

Health Tip: Work Your Muscles While Gardening

But start slowly to avoid injury (HealthDay News) — Gardening is an enjoyable way to get physical activity and tone your muscles. The American Council on Exercise suggests how to tone up while working in the garden: Start off slowly to avoid soreness and injury. Work in your garden for 30 minutes to an hour…

Health Tip: Practice Winter Sports Safety

Protect kids from injuries (HealthDay News) — Whether sledding, skiing or just having fun in the snow, kids should take precautions to protect themselves from injuries during winter sports. The Safekids.org website lists these safety guidelines for winter sports safety: Wear protective gear that fits properly and is designed for the sport you are playing.…

Vitamin D Supplements Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Blacks

Study found modest, but significant, drops depending on dosage By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans who take vitamin D supplements may significantly lower their blood pressure, a new study suggests. “Compared with other races, blacks in the United States are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency and more…