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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

Should you order your own Alzheimer's test? featured image

Mind & Mood

Should you order your own Alzheimer's test?

Questions and answers about the new anti-obesity medications featured image

Staying Healthy

Questions and answers about the new anti-obesity medications

Tips to navigate a

Staying Healthy

Tips to navigate a "sleep divorce"

When should you hire in-home help or health aides? featured image

Staying Healthy

When should you hire in-home help or health aides?

Quick bursts of activity tied to reduced cancer risks in people who don't exercise featured image

Cancer

Quick bursts of activity tied to reduced cancer risks in people who don't exercise

Loneliness vs. isolation: Which one is worse? featured image

Mind & Mood

Loneliness vs. isolation: Which one is worse?

Curcumin supplements might ease meal-related discomfort featured image

Staying Healthy

Curcumin supplements might ease meal-related discomfort

Holiday joy can bring painful joint inflammation featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Holiday joy can bring painful joint inflammation

CPAP machines and masks: Which ones are right for you? featured image

Diseases & Conditions

CPAP machines and masks: Which ones are right for you?

Stopping a medication? Check first, quit safer featured image

Staying Healthy

Stopping a medication? Check first, quit safer

3 easy ways to strengthen your shoulders featured image

Exercise & Fitness

3 easy ways to strengthen your shoulders

Warding off germs this winter: What's helpful, what's not featured image

Staying Healthy

Warding off germs this winter: What's helpful, what's not

UK study confirms Mediterranean lifestyle benefits featured image

Staying Healthy

UK study confirms Mediterranean lifestyle benefits

Does poor sleep diminish the cognitive benefits of exercise? featured image

Mind & Mood

Does poor sleep diminish the cognitive benefits of exercise?

10 ways to find purpose in life featured image

Mind & Mood

10 ways to find purpose in life

Mind & Mood

"Unsticking" sticky thoughts

Injuries and blood thinners: How to stop bleeding featured image

Staying Healthy

Injuries and blood thinners: How to stop bleeding

Large study finds the sweet spot for daily step goals featured image

Staying Healthy

Large study finds the sweet spot for daily step goals

Insider tips for a smooth recovery from cataract surgery featured image

Staying Healthy

Insider tips for a smooth recovery from cataract surgery

Winter activity workarounds for hands that hurt featured image

Pain

Winter activity workarounds for hands that hurt

Which skin creams are most effective for eczema? featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Which skin creams are most effective for eczema?

Try this natural remedy to stay regular featured image

Staying Healthy

Try this natural remedy to stay regular

Are you missing out on this crucial cardiovascular therapy? featured image

Heart Health

Are you missing out on this crucial cardiovascular therapy?

Harvard study: Even weekend warriors achieve heart benefits featured image

Heart Health

Harvard study: Even weekend warriors achieve heart benefits

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