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Heidi Godman

Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter

Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi was named a journalism fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and has been honored by the Associated Press, the American Heart Association, the Wellness Community, and other organizations for outstanding medical reporting. Heidi holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from West Virginia University.

Posts by Heidi Godman

Pressed coffee is going mainstream — but should you drink it? featured image

Heidi Godman

Pressed coffee is going mainstream — but should you drink it?

The latest ways to relieve the burden of decision-making at life’s end featured image

Heidi Godman

The latest ways to relieve the burden of decision-making at life’s end

Retail health clinics: The pros and cons featured image

Heidi Godman

Retail health clinics: The pros and cons

Can digital fitness trackers get you moving? featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Can digital fitness trackers get you moving?

Use sunglasses for vision protection starting at an early age featured image

Heidi Godman

Use sunglasses for vision protection starting at an early age

New hospital ratings evaluate delivery of “typical care” featured image

Heidi Godman

New hospital ratings evaluate delivery of “typical care”

Hospitalization after fainting can do more harm than good featured image

Heidi Godman

Hospitalization after fainting can do more harm than good

Vegetarian diet linked to lower colon cancer risk featured image

Cancer

Vegetarian diet linked to lower colon cancer risk

Cocoa: a sweet treat for the brain? featured image

Heidi Godman

Cocoa: a sweet treat for the brain?

Feeling young at heart may help you live longer featured image

Heidi Godman

Feeling young at heart may help you live longer

Two tricks to make it easier to swallow pills featured image

Heidi Godman

Two tricks to make it easier to swallow pills

Guidelines recommend sleep test for obstructive sleep apnea featured image

Heidi Godman

Guidelines recommend sleep test for obstructive sleep apnea

FDA’s proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label are good, but could be better featured image

Heidi Godman

FDA’s proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label are good, but could be better

Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills featured image

Heidi Godman

Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills

When caring for a loved one, many caregivers go it alone featured image

Heidi Godman

When caring for a loved one, many caregivers go it alone

Study says aggressive treatment for diverticulitis is often overused featured image

Heidi Godman

Study says aggressive treatment for diverticulitis is often overused

Easy exercises for couch potatoes featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Easy exercises for couch potatoes

How to stay in your own home longer featured image

Staying Healthy

How to stay in your own home longer

Making peace with holiday buffets featured image

Heidi Godman

Making peace with holiday buffets

Adopt a Mediterranean diet now for better health later featured image

Heidi Godman

Adopt a Mediterranean diet now for better health later

For borderline underactive thyroid, drug therapy isn’t always necessary featured image

Diseases & Conditions

For borderline underactive thyroid, drug therapy isn’t always necessary

Above-normal blood sugar linked to dementia featured image

Heidi Godman

Above-normal blood sugar linked to dementia

Checking blood pressure at home pays off featured image

Heart Health

Checking blood pressure at home pays off

Move over Mediterranean—a vegetarian diet is equally good for health featured image

Heart Health

Move over Mediterranean—a vegetarian diet is equally good for health

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