Janet Woelber

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Prevent Memory Loss from Aging

What they found: The people who challenged their minds most frequently had a slower rate of mental decline and a higher level of cognitive functioning when they died. What’s more, keeping mentally busy seemed to counteract the typical decline associated with existing brain conditions such as Lewy …

Coffee: Does It Promote Weight Gain?

“Our hypothesis was that the coffee compound would reduce weight gain and improve insulin sensitivity," says study co-author Kevin D. Croft, PhD, of The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology. "Clearly this is not the case.”<p>Don’t break things off with Joe just yet, …

Hydration: What Everyone Should Know

If this all seems dramatic, consider that hydration is key for keeping your digestion on track, your nasal passages moist, and your kidneys content. And for enhancing pretty much all of your major organs, including the brain.<p><b>The Delivery System</b><br>You might now be picturing your insides as a bunch of …

Tuberculosis Outbreak Shakes Wisconsin City

Looking crisp and official in his khaki-colored sheriff's department polo shirt, Steve Steinhardt says Sheboygan, Wis., is a pretty good place to be a director of emergency services.<p>"Nothing bad happens here," he says, knocking on wood. Unless, that is, you count the tuberculosis outbreak that …