Latest by Lara DeSanto

Marijuana plant.
Alternative Treatment

Legalizing Marijuana Isn't Risk-Free

While pot does have some proven medical benefits, especially when it comes to pain, legalization may have some unintended negative consequences.

Clean eating concept, healthy salad.
Risk Factors

When Does 'Clean Eating' Become a Disorder?

It is possible to overdo healthy eating. A new study pinpoints risk factors for the eating disorder orthorexia.

PrEP
Prevention

Should You Take PrEP to Prevent HIV? Here's What You Should Know

The drug is more than 90% effective at preventing the spread of HIV through sex. So why aren’t more docs prescribing it?

Woman meditating in her bedroom.
Meditation

How to Reap the Benefits of Meditation

A new study found that not all those who meditate enjoy it. Here’s how to get the most out of this mindfulness technique, plus five free apps that make it easy.

Pregnant woman.
Risk Factors

How to Fight Migraines During Pregnancy

A new study found that migraine may increase health risks for you and your baby. But getting a handle on these vicious headaches can help.

Angry senior man on the phone.
Risk Factors

How a Hot Temper Can Damage Your Health

As you get older, excessive anger could up your risk of chronic illness, a new study finds.

Burger King’s new meatless 'Impossible Whopper'
Nutrition

Plant-Based Burgers Are All the Rage: But Are They Really Better for You?

Popular beefless burgers like the Impossible Burger and Beyond Burger can be found across the country. Here’s how they compare with real meat when it comes to your health.

Smiling cancer patient talking to her doctor.
Treatment

A Less-Invasive Mastectomy Proves Safe for Most Women With Breast Cancer

Nipple-sparing surgery may help women avoid one of the more traumatic aspects of this breast cancer treatment.

"Go get 'em" coffee cup.
Prevention

Having #Goals Really Does Help Your Health

When your set your sights on the future, you just may lower your risk of depression and anxiety.

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.