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injuries

Plan to rake? Don’t fall into trouble

With these helpful tips, you can avoid the major aches and pains suffered by scores of yard warriors every autumn.

Her mission: Keep seniors fall-free

Injuries caused by slips and trips are almost epidemic among older adults, and they are 'absolutely not a natural part of aging.'

Watch your wintry step

Follow these simple precautions to help you avoid costly falls on slippery walkways.

Are you a caregiver? Take care of yourself, too

More than 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to an older adult. These caregivers need support, experts say.

Sore? Ice first, then heat

You don't need strong medicine or fancy gadgets to ease your pain—just a bag of frozen peas and some patience.

The changing hazards of middle age

Growing use of prescription medications—as well as addiction to illegal drugs and alcohol—has led to middle-age adults experiencing more injuries from falls.

When it comes to kids sports—diversification is best

If a child participates in one sport, they're only working certain muscle groups, and by using the same movement patterns, kids are at risk of overuse injuries.

Basketball 411: Focus on training, gear

If you want injury-free hoops play, build a solid regimen—and trade those showy shoes for something practical.

Stay safe on the slopes

Skiing and snowboarding are associated with a high number of injuries. Here's how to mitigate those risks.

Experimental gel could save injured eyes

Researchers suspect the substance could quickly seal a severe eye injury until adequate treatment may be obtained.

Pay slam-dunk attention to knee and ankle injuries

Prevention and proper management are key to a healthy basketball season.

Ditch the throw rugs, seniors

Study finds that hip fractures are frequently caused by tumbles that occur indoors—not outdoors.