Lara DeSanto

Lara DeSanto

Health Writer

Lara is a former digital editor for HealthCentral, covering Sexual Health, Digestive Health, Head and Neck Cancer, and Gynecologic Cancers. She continues to contribute to HealthCentral while she works towards her masters in marriage and family therapy and art therapy. In a past life, she worked as the patient education editor at the American College of OB-GYNs and as a news writer/editor at

Latest Articles by Lara DeSanto

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High Cholesterol

The Dangerous Domino Effect of High Cholesterol

Learn what can happen in the body when your LDL rises—and how that ups your risk of heart attack and stroke.

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Kidney Cancer

What’s the Deal With Combination Therapy for Kidney Cancer?

Options used to be slim for treating advanced forms of kidney cancer—but new treatment combos are showing major promise. Here’s how they work and what you need to know.

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Women's Health

Making Intimacy Playful, Not Painful With Vaginal Atrophy

Dryness and pain can take the spark out of your sex life, but these creative tips can help you have the sex life you deserve.

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Women's Health

Doctors Weigh In: Favorite Lubes and Moisturizers for Vaginal Atrophy

No more random trial and error. We asked M.D.s to share their top picks for making sex more comfortable when you have VA.

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Women's Health

Can Vaginal Atrophy Be Reversed?

Treatment for VA has come far. Learn exactly how it can help improve and sometimes eliminate some of its toughest symptoms.

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Women's Health

What Is Vaginal Atrophy? 9 Facts You Need to Know

This common condition can lead to vaginal dryness, burning, and painful sex. Learn about causes, treatments, and more.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

10 Tips for Getting Through the Workday With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Are the back pain and exhaustion that come with ankylosing spondylitis making it hard to do your job? Relief is here.

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C and Fatty Liver Disease: What’s the Connection?

Having hep C can increase your odds of this other tricky liver condition. Get the facts on risk factors and treatment.