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Latest by Lara DeSanto

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Diagnosis

A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Researchers have discovered a blood test with the potential to someday diagnose breast cancer years before any symptoms.

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Parenting

4 Secrets to Happy Parenting with MS

Your family game-plan might need to be a little different, but multiple sclerosis will never define who you are as a mom or dad.

Cup of hot coffee on an unmade bed.
Insomnia

Connecting the Dots: Sleep and Gut Microbiome

Can't sleep? New research found that your gut microbiome has way more to do with the quality of your snooze fests than you might think.

Woman working on her laptop from home
Work

Tips for Working From Home With Depression

One of the most common symptoms of depression? Fatigue and lack of motivation. Couple this with a remote work position, and it can be a recipe for disaster. Here’s how to get through it.

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Young & Chronic

Your First MS Apartment

With a few simple adaptations, you can make your place comfy, cozy, and completely MS-friendly.

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Cholesterol

An Avocado a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You know what they say about apples—one a day will keep the doctor away—but a new study finds this old saying could apply to avocados, too.

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Treatment

Getting Zen About Eye Injections

Wet AMD is a serious—but treatable—condition. It just happens that the treatment requires getting regular injections into your eyes. (We know!) With some prep and practice, you can get over your fears and get the sight-saving medicine you need.

Woman using skin cream.
Prevention

Using a Daily Skin Moisturizer Could Protect You From Diseases Like Alzheimer’s, Diabetes

A new study out of the University of California at San Francisco found that older adults who used a skin cream twice a day for a month had lower levels of inflammation throughout their bodies. Here’s what you need to know.

Man in cognitive behavioral therapy session with therapist.
Doctor & Patient

When to Break Up With Your Therapist

How healthy is your relationship with your therapist? Is it time to split up? Find out when and why breaking up is the right thing to do.

woman in therapy session
Doctor & Patient

How to Break Up With Your Therapist

Breaking up is hard to do. Especially with a therapist. Lara DeSanto offers cogent advice supported by interviews with two mental health experts.