Recent Blog Articles
Post-pandemic weight loss: There’s an app for that
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia by telemedicine: Is it as good as in-person treatment?
Prediabetes diagnosis as an older adult: What does it really mean?
Is blood sugar monitoring without diabetes worthwhile?
Large review study finds low risk of erectile dysfunction after prostate biopsy
Does exercise help protect against severe COVID-19?
A new Alzheimer’s drug has been approved. But should you take it?
Need physical therapy? 3 key questions your PT will ask
COVID-19 vaccines: Safe and effective for American Indian and Alaskan Native communities
Should we track all breakthrough cases of COVID-19?
Laura Kiesel is Boston-area freelance writer whose articles and essays have appeared in The Guardian, Salon, Washington Post, The Fix, Vice, Al-Jazeera, The Atlantic, and many others. She is currently completing a collection of personal essays.
Posts by Laura Kiesel
Working with a disability
Chronic pain and childhood trauma
The cost of chronic pain
Addiction, the opioid crisis, and family pain
Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment
Lessons from a chronic pain management program
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A mystery solved
Chronic illness is a part-time job. It shouldn’t be
Yes, I’ve tried that too: When well-intentioned advice hurts