Lara is a digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She's also a staff writer and email newsletter chief. Previously, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at WTOP.com.
Latest by Lara DeSanto
As many as 1 in 5 kids say they don’t drink water regularly. Find out what they’re downing instead (and what they’re risking because of it).
It’s not as obvious as you may think — in fact, it’s in your genes.
A new research review found that this food group can help lower the risk for a host of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and more. Find out why you might want to add a little more moo to your life.
A new Australian study found people who followed the so-called “caveman diet” had twice the amount of a key biomarker linked to heart disease. Here’s what you need to know.
Asthma in kids is a huge problem — and a new study nailed down just how much traffic-related pollution is to blame.
Millions of children in the U.S. have the breathing disorder — and a new study revealed dangerous gaffes with their inhaler technique.
Turns out you may not be able to rely on your server to keep you reaction-free. Here’s how to stay safe and enjoy yourself too.
What if it was possible to predict whether your symptoms of depression would worsen during the first year after giving birth?
While Justin has said nothing about the trigger of his depression, experts say it’s not at all uncommon for newlyweds like the Biebers to experience depression or loneliness.
Contrary to decades of previous research, there’s no support for the idea that specific genes or gene variants increase your risk of depression on their own, according to a large new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.