Latest by Lara DeSanto

Teen girl on laptop.
Family Health

Teens Have (Almost) No Clue How to Find Reliable Websites

It starts with fear of embarrassment. But it doesn’t stop there.

Woman living alone.
Relationships

How to Stay Connected When You Live Alone

Even the most solitude-loving people get lonely sometimes. Here’s how to fight it.

Woman worried about health care costs with medical insurance form.

Americans Are Drowning in Medical Debt

More than half of U.S. adults struggle with medical costs — and it’s only going to get worse, researchers say.

Coffee, iced and hot drinks.
Risk Factors

The Science Behind Your Love for Coffee and Beer

It’s not as obvious as you may think — in fact, it’s in your genes.

Breast cancer cells.
Treatment

When Should Breast Cancer Patients Opt for Chemo?

A new genetic test may one day help women and their doctors make more confident decisions.

Young woman with her finger to her lips.
Prevention

The Herpes Viruses are Getting Smarter

Find out what it means for prevention and treatment.

Ground beef in grocery store.
Prevention

Recall Alert: 80+ Tons of Ground Beef May Be Contaminated with E. Coli

Check your freezers — this is one nasty cause of food poisoning.

Man with chronic fatigue syndrome working on computer.
Diagnosis

Finally, a Blood Test to Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers have brought us one step closer to quickly diagnosing this elusive disease that many brush off as “imaginary.”

Boy gettig a vaccine.
Prevention

The HPV Vaccine Prevents Cancer. So Why Aren’t More Kids Getting It?

What every parent needs to know about this potentially life-saving shot.

Tick on blade of grass.
Prevention

Protect Yourself From Tick-Borne Illness With These Tips

A bite from these common critters could land you in the hospital. Here’s what you need to know.