June 09, 2011
Health Tip: Prevent Runner's Knee
Runner's knee is an umbrella term for any
condition that causes pain in the front of the knee. It's common
among skiers, bicyclists, soccer players and others whose knees are
under frequent strain.
Most U.S. Kids Get Recommended Vaccines: CDC
Although nearly all
American children get the recommended vaccinations to prevent
serious diseases, many parents express concerns about the shots,
and a small number refuse to have their kids inoculated, according
to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tainted Soil May Put Kids at Risk for Vision
Children are among those
most likely to be affected by a parasitic disease called ocular
toxocariasis (OT), which can lead to permanent vision loss,
according to a national survey of American ophthalmologists.
Record Temperatures Posing Health Risks in
With record-breaking heat
searing much of the eastern half of the United States -- and with
little relief in sight -- health experts are urging people to
protect themselves from the threats posed by oppressive
temperatures and humidity.