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.
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.
Q. As I understand it, Prilosec is useful for Barrett's (and GERD). It helps heal irritation in the esophagus that could lead to cancer. But it seems there is no conclusive evidence that using Prilosec prevents 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.
Public health officials have reached a settlement of their case against a Seattle hookah lounge. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray had been trying to shut down Seattle's 11 hookah lounges for violating a ban on indoor smoking.
A complaint filed by a federal agency is accusing Mission Hospital of religious discrimination and violating federal law for firing three workers who refused to adhere to the hospital's flu vaccine requirement and declined the shot.
The Vermont House passed a bill calling for a saliva test to be used to check drivers for the presence of marijuana and other drugs — after a state-retained lab warned the test could not be used to measure impairment behind the wheel, documents show.