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THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A lower dose of a medication to prevent acute mountain sickness is as effective as the standard, higher dose, a new study finds.

Acute mountain sickness (AMS) can cause headaches, gastrointestinal upset, fatigue, weakness, vertigo and sleep problems.

Many hikers and climbers use a drug called acetazolamide (Diamox) to prevent AMS....

TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As American kids pack on the pounds, the number of those with back pain is on the rise.

One in three between the ages of 10 and 18 said they had backaches in the past year, according to a survey of about 3,700 youngsters. The incidence rose along with kids' age and weight and was higher among those who play competitive sports.

Thou...

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What's a good hiking boot for me? That depends on the kind of hiking you'll be doing -- the terrain and distance you'll typically cover and the amount of protection from the elements you'll need. For most light hiking on smooth trails, you're likely to be happiest with a pair of what's called "day hikers," a slightly more rugged version of the sneakers you wear for running or walking. For longer ...

Going on a day hike is a great low-maintenance way to get out of the city, but it still requires some thoughtful preparation. Below is a checklist of all the gear you'll need. When you're deciding what to take, consider the particulars of your trip -- season, weather, location, individual needs -- and customize this list accordingly. Just print out this list and check items off as you pack them. ...

Whether you're going on a short afternoon hike or a four-day backcountry camping trip, it's essential to be prepared for an emergency. We've put together a list of items necessary for your wilderness first-aid kit below. You'll find most of them at your drugstore, or you can buy a pre-assembled kit and add anything it doesn't include. Customize according to your party's needs -- for example, remem...

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