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Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Today's Globe: rock stars, stents, learning to think
Living fast and dying young has long been part of rock 'n' roll lore. And now there are statistics that affirm the image, according to a study released yesterday. Researchers studied a sample of
Literacy is so much entwined in our lives that we often fail to realize that the act of reading is a miracle that is evolving under our fingertips, neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf of Tufts University writes on the op-ed page. The reading brain is slowly becoming endangered -- the unforeseen consequences of the transition to a digital epoch that is affecting every aspect of our lives, including the intellectual development of each new reader.