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Laird Harrison

Health Writer

Laird Harrison writes about science and medicine. His work has appeared magazines (TIME, Audubon, Discover, Men’s Fitness, Health), newspapers (San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press); and Web sites (Salon, Reuters, MSNBC, CNN.com). He has produced video for Web sites including Smithsonianmag.com and audio for KQED and WUNC public media stations. His recent novel, Fallen Lake, tells the story of a powerful attraction between two couples and how it affected their children. Harrison has taught writing at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley Extension and Mediabistro. He grew up in Berkeley, California, and studied creative writing and politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He lives in Oakland, California.

Latest by Laird Harrison

A runner with knee pain stops to hold his knee.
Treatment

Will Knee Replacement Ease Your Pain?

Knee replacement surgery can improve your quality of life and relieve pain — but don't expect it to feel as good as new.

Medications That May Affect Gait
Treatment

Medications That May Affect Gait

Some prescription drugs can cause side effects that lead to gait and balance changes, especially if you take four or more a day. Here’s a list of some.

Two men talk to each other on the basketball court.
Living With

Activities to Avoid After Knee Replacement

If you've recently had a knee replacement, avoid these overly strenuous or high-impact activities that can increase your risk of knee failure.