Latest by Lara DeSanto

10 Myths About Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is quite common, but a great deal of stigma still exists surrounding the virus. Know the facts from the falsehoods.

Why Is Mixing Drugs So Dangerous?

Mixing drugs without a doctor’s approval is never a good idea. Yes, that includes alcohol. Here’s why.

Man With Stage 4 Cancer Urges HPV Vaccination

Michael Becker always wanted to write a memoir. When he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, sharing his story suddenly took on even greater meaning.

Why Isn’t There an HPV Test for Men?

More and more men are being diagnosed with HPV-related cancers of the throat. So why aren’t they routinely screened for the virus?

Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Boxx Talks About Being a Lupus Advocate

Shannon Boxx has four FIFA World Cups and an Olympic gold medal under her belt. And she did it all while dealing with lupus.

Bill Nye Takes on Alternative Medicine

In an episode of his new Netflix show “Bill Nye Saves the World,” Nye debunks myths about alternative medicine.

What Is a “Rape Kit” for Sexual Assault?

A sexual assault forensic exam, or “rape kit,” can help you get medical treatment and collect evidence of the assault.

Mental Health Care After Sexual Assault

Sexual assault may have long-term health effects, both mental and physical. Seeking treatment and help after assault can help you deal with this traumatic event.

What to Do After Sexual Assault

If you have been sexually assaulted, there are steps you can take to get treatment for injuries, minimize further harm to your health, and collect evidence.

Self-Care Twitter Accounts You Should Follow

Need a nudge to take some time out for your mental health? There’s a Twitter account for that.