Use it or Lose it

It is not surprising that when doctors examined people who had worked at a lead smelter for years, they found no lack of neurological problems associated with lead.

But not every worker was affected equally, a new study says, especially when it came to those who were good readers. While those workers had the same sorts of motor skill losses as their colleagues, they had retained much more of their thinking skills.
This supports previous studies, like the Alzheimer's avoided by the famous "nuns who do crosswords" -- Brian has a history of Alzheimer's in his family and does at least a crossword a day to ward it off.

But thinking practically in the short term, may I just say, "attention all Lit teachers: here is something new to try to get the slippery students to read!"

It's nice and short. Handout sized.

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