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New ideas for treating concussions

Concussions are a familiar injury to Jeff and Amanda Staples of Haymarket, Va. Their ninth-grade son and seventh-grade daughter play ice hockey. Both have experienced concussions, but their daughter's case last fall was treated much differently than their son's several years ago.

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Now for something delightfully different: Artichokes

When I put the words "food + spring + Mediterranean" into my mental search engine, artichokes are first to pop up. A couple of years back, I spent a week in Sicily in April, which is peak artichoke season there. You could buy a dozen for 1 euro, and they were on every restaurant menu in every imaginable form: baby ones fried crisp, large whole globes stuffed with bread crumbs, and artichoke hearts in salads, vegetable medleys and pasta sauces. I returned home forever artichoke-inspired.

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Marriage boosts the odds of beating cancer

The idea of a "marriage advantage" to health and happiness has existed for well over 150 years. In 1858, epidemiologist William Farr found that people who were coupled up lived the longest, while the unmarried died in much higher proportions from the diseases like cholera that were raging at the time.

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Manatee research company seeking youths for new ADHD therapy

The children will come to Florida Clinical Research Center on Cooper Creek Boulevard in East Manatee to test Evo, a new digital therapy option for ADHD.
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Dr. Stelios Rekkas recently performed the first Orbera gastric balloon procedure in Manatee Memorial Hospital history two weeks ago