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A Salute to the Salute to Baseball –

If it’s Super Bowl Sunday, it’s almost time for pitchers and catchers to report. But where’s Jonathan? I miss Jonathan Schwartz. And like everything else I miss, I only realize now that he’s gone how much I took him for granted, only half-listening to his radio show, as if the soundtrack of my adult life would go on forever. It wasn’t just the music — music that would have been old-fashioned had I listened to it as a kid back in the 60s and 70s — but his famously meandering commentary. Jonathan

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Could Getting More Sleep Help Stave Off Alzheimer's?

There is a long list of bad things that can happen when you cheat yourself of sleep. University of California, Berkeley neuroscientist Matthew Walker, who has been trotting the globe since October to promote his new book, Why We Sleep, names cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, weight gain, depression and even suicide as potential results of insufficient sleep. But it’s sleep’s relationship with the disease that Americans fear most — Alzheimer’s — that just might make you want to lie down a