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Taking vacation benefits employee and employer

Americans are skipping vacations, a study finds. But skipping the time off might not be a good idea.

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 06:36am EDT

Tags: vacation, chicago tribune, Randi Martin, Paul Spiegelman

Yo-yo dieting may not be so bad after all

Yo-yo dieting, the act of repeatedly and quickly losing and gaining weight, doesn't impact future weight loss in women who've gone through menopause, a new study finds.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 06:20am EDT

Tags: metabolism, weight loss, dieting, Randi Martin

FDA approves 'intelligent' pill that reports back to doctors

Digital medication may be the new remedy for those who often forget to take daily medication. The FDA recently approved digestible microchips. The chips could change how doctors prescribe medication in the future.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 08:12am EDT

Tags: proteus, Randi Martin, Proteus Biomedical, digital pill

Do CFL bulbs damage skin?

Energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs are more energy efficient, but new research indicates they can exacerbate existing skin conditions.

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 08:17am EDT

Tags: cfl bulbs, georgetown skin, compact fluorescent light, Randi Martin

Why can't people disconnect on vacation?

The answer may have to do with the central nervous system.

Thursday - 07/19/2012, 06:39am EDT

Tags: vacation, Randi Martin, smartphone

'Thinspiration' photo trend sparks concern

Facebook and Pinterest are great for sharing information and pictures among friends. But a recent trend of posted pictures is causing alarm.

Tuesday - 06/05/2012, 04:59am EDT

Tags: thinspiration, facebook, Twitter, National Eating Disorders Association, Randi Martin

In honor of Mother's Day, WTOP remembers 'momilies'

This Sunday is Mother's Day and in honor of moms everywhere, WTOP is remembering those "momilies" that are coming back to haunt you.

Friday - 05/11/2012, 05:36am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, Mother

Do opposites really attract?

We fall in love for selfish reasons. We tend to pick people who offer qualities that we lack, picking people that "complete us.

Sunday - 03/11/2012, 06:54am EDT

Tags: Randi Martin, view from venus, relationships

A View from Venus: A few thoughts on breaking up

Thinking about that big break up? Consider a few things first.

Sunday - 02/12/2012, 01:34pm EST

Tags: view from venus, Randi Martin, Valentines Day, relationships

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