Childhood knee injuries increase chances of arthritis

If you sustain a knee injury during adolescence, you will be three times more likely to develop arthritis in that joint as you age, according to a recent study from the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Women: New pediatrics policy
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a statement alerting pediatricians to the health problems of women athletes, which frequently include disordered eating and osteoporosis as well as menstrual irregularities. Pediatricians are now advised to review healthy eating guidelines and menstrual history with women patients during pre-participation sports physicals.

Wash your hands
Frequent hand washing will cut down on respiratory illness and stomach upset, according to a recent study from the Food and Drug Administration. In addition to using soap and water, rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds. The friction of hand-washing is important in moving the bacteria off your skin.

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