Recent Blog Articles
Easily distracted? Try meditation
Harvard Health Ad Watch: Can a wearable device reduce stress?
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Does your child need to bathe every day?
Can flavonoids help fend off forgetfulness?
Can physical or cognitive activity prevent dementia?
Wondering how much your medical care will cost? New rules could help
Long-lasting healthy changes: Doable and worthwhile
The sore throat checklist: What parents need to know
A new treatment for obesity
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