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Latest by Joanna Mandell, M.D., M.S.

Toilet seat
Prevention

Can You Get Herpes From...? Your Questions Answered

First of all, don’t panic. Learn just how the herpes virus is transmitted and whether you’re at risk from things like toilet seats and towels.

Young woman with her finger to her lips.
Prevention

The Herpes Viruses are Getting Smarter

Find out what it means for prevention and treatment.

Teen girl on laptop.
Family Health

Teens Have (Almost) No Clue How to Find Reliable Websites

It starts with fear of embarrassment. But it doesn’t stop there.

OBGYN table.
Treatment

Could Your Doctor’s Religious Beliefs Come Between You and Your Health Care?

The Trump administration says its new ruling is a way to protect religious freedoms. But many say it goes too far.

Gynecologist talking to woman about endometrial cancer.
Symptoms

What Your GYN Wants You to Know About Endometrial Cancer

Get the facts about the most common gynecological cancer, including risk factors, diagnosis, treatments, and more, straight from a doctor.