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.
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Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.
Irritable bowel syndrome is notoriously difficult to diagnose since there is no definitive test available. But that may soon change thanks to new research.
It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.
Regulating your gut bacteria with food and supplements like probiotics may help you feel less anxious, according to a new study.
Whether you’re a freelancer or work a 9-to-5, workplace stress is real. And now your doctor can even diagnose it.
Dealing with cancer can cause your mood to plummet. And when your body is already pumped with cancer drugs, you may want an alternative to popping a pill to get through the anxiety and depression—especially if you’re older.
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.
Even though your cramps may make you want to curl into a ball and stay far, far away from jogging shoes, this new study recommends you lace up and get moving.
Heart disease steals millions of lives each year. Yours doesn’t have to be one of them.