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Latest by Lara DeSanto

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Work

Sweet Validation: Burnout Is Now a Bonafide Diagnosis

Whether you’re a freelancer or work a 9-to-5, workplace stress is real. And now your doctor can even diagnose it.

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Prevention

Do You Do Dairy?

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.

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Fitness

Got Period Pain? This Healthy Habit May Help

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.

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Prevention

4 Simple Steps That Could Save Your Life

Heart disease steals millions of lives each year. Yours doesn’t have to be one of them.

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Prevention

Why Yogurt Is Great for Guys

Just two servings a week may reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. Ready to dig in?

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Weight

Coffee May Help You Lose Weight

Talk about a morning perk! New research shows that coffee may jumpstart your body’s fat-burning potential.

Young woman with her finger to her lips.
Prevention

The Herpes Viruses are Getting Smarter

Find out what it means for prevention and treatment.

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.

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.

Postpartum depression.
Treatment

New Treatment for Postpartum Depression Works 6 Times Faster Than Current Meds

Postpartum depression can be life-threatening — and yet, the main treatments for this illness can take weeks to start working. But a new drug called Zulresso just approved by the FDA can take effect in as little as two days.