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Sleeping with the dog or cat carries risks

"Some of these bacteria infections and virus infections that your dog and cat have may not make them sick but may make you very sick," says Deborah Kotz, author of the Daily Dose health blog.

Tags: pets , dogs , CATS , sleep , disease , Deborah Kotz , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , CDC , Colleen Kelleher ,

Monday - 01/17/2011, 08:28am EST

Money savings in tax cut extension

The extension of the tax cuts signed into law recently by President Obama include a few money-savings for voters.

Tags: tax cut , payroll tax , Social Security , Energy , tax credit , stimulus , Recovery Act , President Obama , wtop saves you money

Monday - 12/20/2010, 11:25pm EST

What to do about the growing bedbug problem

Every other day, it seems, there's another report on TV about the rising epidemic of bedbugs.

Tags: bedbugs , WTOP Talkback , Environmental Protection Agency , EPA ,

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 07:35pm EDT

Not getting enough sleep? It could lead to arguments

Researchers say if a wife doesn't get enough sleep, the next day could mean a spat.

Tags: sleep , marriage , marital arguments , Colleen Kelleher

Thursday - 06/16/2011, 10:58am EDT

Topless posters create movie buzz for 'Dragon Tattoo'

The American film version of the best-selling Swedish crime thriller "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" won't arrive in theaters until December, but buzz is building to a fever pitch thanks to an online marketing campaign that appears to be openly courting controversy.

Tags: movies , The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , Rooney Mara , Stieg Larsson

Friday - 06/10/2011, 01:47am EDT

#whatstrending: Best cover songs of all time

Some songs are so good, they've got to be recorded more than once.

Tags: What's Trending , weezer , Radiohead ,

Friday - 06/03/2011, 03:26pm EDT

Going to the dentist doesn't have to be a pain

Merlot for your molars? One dentist offers an interesting way for patients to take the edge off. WTOP's Nathan Hager reports.

Tags: Clint Herzog , FLOSS Dental , dentist ,

Friday - 05/13/2011, 11:12am EDT

Your sleep pattern affects brain function

"When people hit middle age, if they start to slack on sleep and get less than seven to eight hours a night, or even if they get too much, that can also accelerate the brain's aging process and lead to things like memory loss a little bit earlier in life," says health blogger Deborah Kotz.

Tags: sleep , middle age

Sunday - 05/08/2011, 09:22pm EDT

OMG and LOL entering the OED

What is the English language coming to? If that's your lament when you see text-messaging abbreviations showing up in print, you might not get much help from the stalwart keepers of the Queen's English over at the OED.

Tags: abbreviations , dictionary , Oxford English Dictionary , text-messaging

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 08:57pm EDT

Want to revisit Liz Taylor classics? Where to find them

Some of Taylor's most memorable movies are available for instant viewing online. Others will be part of a 24-hour tribute.

Tags: Elizabeth Taylor , AFI Silver Theater , Netflix ,

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 09:53am EDT
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