Latest by Lara DeSanto

Julianne Hough Speaks Up About Living With Endometriosis

Julianne Hough of ‘Dancing With the Stars’ speaks out about overcoming the pain of endometriosis, a condition that affects 1 in 10 women.

How to Prep for the Gynecologist

Whether going in for a Pap test or a medical issue, here’s what your OB-GYN suggests.

Why Don't More Women Use the Birth Control Implant?

The IUD isn’t the only form of long-acting reversible birth control on the block. In fact, it’s not even the most effective. Here are the facts about the birth control implant.

Top 3 Myths Your Gynecologist Wants You to Stop Believing

Obstetrician-gynecologists weigh in on the top three myths their patients tend to believe, from monthly periods to STDs.

Bill Paxton Died of Stroke After Heart Valve Replacement Surgery, Death Certificate Says

Credit: Actor Bill Paxton died from a stroke following heart surgery, according to his death certificate obtained by TMZ and released March 6. The actor had heart valve replacement surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm on Feb. 14, which resu...

Important New Cervical Cancer Numbers

Cervical cancer mortality rates are higher than we previously thought, though the rates are decreasing thanks to cervical cancer screening.

What Can Be Done About IUD Placement Pain?

Why is it that some women find IUD insertion incredibly painful, while others barely feel a thing?

11 Women Explain What It Really Feels Like to Get an IUD

Interest in intrauterine devices (IUDs), a form of long-acting reversible birth control, skyrocketed after the 2016 presidential election and has been growing steadily in recent years—but there is one common reason why some women remain apprehensive ...

Imagine Dragons Singer Advocates for AS

Already famous for his vocals in the Grammy award-winning band Imagine Dragons, Dan Reynolds is ready to be known for something else: Ankylosing spondylitis.

What's Vestibular Neuritis? Inside Lin-Manuel Miranda's Illness

Musical theater and hip-hop fans alike may know the name Lin-Manuel Miranda — the mastermind behind the musical “Hamilton” that hit Broadway in 2015 and has racked up 11 Tony Awards since then. Miranda played the title character, Alexander Hamilton, ...