Author: Art Jahnke

Eating Well Health

A Little Alcohol Is Good For Your Brain

Sure, serious drinking is a seriously bad idea. But while excessive alcohol consumption is a well-documented health hazard, a little bit of alcohol could be a good thing. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center report that low levels of alcohol consumption, generously defined as less than two and […]


Pats vs Eagles and the Dangers of Double Dipping

It’s old news, but it’s still depressing. In 2008, yet another year that the Patriots played in the Superbowl, the New York Times reported that researchers at Clemson University had looked into the likelihood that bacteria would be transferred by double dipping chips or crackers in a bowl of party dip. The […]


To Lose Weight, Stand, Don’t Sit

The difference in calorie burn is small, but researchers are convinced that standing rather than sitting could help keep the weight off. Science Daily reports on research conducted at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, which  analyzed results from 46 studies with 1,184 participants, average age 33. Ready? The envelope please… […]

Fitness Sex

No, Cycling Won’t Hurt Your Sex Life

For years, male cyclists have worried about reports that too many hours on a bicycle seat could lead to erectile of urinary problems. Now comes a report from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, with some good news, kind of. The researchers found that cycling doesn’t harm the […]

Women's Health

Facial Exercises To Look Younger

Apparently, facial exercises can make you look younger, almost three years younger, at least if you’re a woman between the ages of 40 and 65.  We know this because researchers at Northwestern University had 16 women do 30 minutes of facial exercises daily for 20 weeks. Dermatologists then used a standardized […]

Attitude Health

Sense of Purpose Is Good for Health

Perhaps the most impressive revelation of a new study by researchers at Washington University is the range of healthful activities that are associated with a sense of purpose. A Wash U news release reports that a strong sense of purpose was positively associated with vigorous and moderate activity, vegetable intake, […]