Risa Kerslake

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Risa Kerslake

Risa Kerslake is a registered nurse turned freelance journalist from the Midwest. She covers issues related to women's health, parenting, fertility and mental health. Her work has appeared in Vox, Healthline, Parents.com and other publications. 

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Elmiron Bladder Medication and Vision Loss: What Patients Need to Know

Risa Kerslake · September 23, 2020

Symptoms that have been reported include blurry vision, difficulty seeing in the dark, and, in advanced stages, blind spots. 

Health Features

Masks: Physical and Mental Health Implications

Risa Kerslake · July 9, 2020

With so many unknowns about COVID-19, information on mask use is ever-evolving. Mask use may have mental and emotional effects on some – here's how to cope while staying safe.

Patient Stories