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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

Can a smart watch detect early risks for certain heart problems? featured image

Heart Health

Can a smart watch detect early risks for certain heart problems?

Even a little socializing is linked to longevity featured image

Mind & Mood

Even a little socializing is linked to longevity

Harvard study: Ditching sugary drinks tied to reduced diabetes complications featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Harvard study: Ditching sugary drinks tied to reduced diabetes complications

Time for a new knee? Ask these questions first featured image

Pain

Time for a new knee? Ask these questions first

Exercises to try in the pool right now featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Exercises to try in the pool right now

Protect your skin from serious burns featured image

Staying Healthy

Protect your skin from serious burns

Tips for getting used to over-the-counter hearing aids featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Tips for getting used to over-the-counter hearing aids

Start vetting your supplements featured image

Staying Healthy

Start vetting your supplements

Better together: The many benefits of walking with friends featured image

Staying Healthy

Better together: The many benefits of walking with friends

Irregular sleep patterns linked to atherosclerosis featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Irregular sleep patterns linked to atherosclerosis

Blood pressure measurements vary widely at the doctor's office featured image

Staying Healthy

Blood pressure measurements vary widely at the doctor's office

Harvard-led study: Yoga fights frailty featured image

Staying Healthy

Harvard-led study: Yoga fights frailty

Coping with recurring vertigo featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Coping with recurring vertigo

The best sun-protective clothing featured image

Staying Healthy

The best sun-protective clothing

3 types of therapists to help you improve daily function featured image

Staying Healthy

3 types of therapists to help you improve daily function

Advances in varicose vein treatment featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Advances in varicose vein treatment

Dementia: Coping with common, sometimes distressing behaviors featured image

Mind & Mood

Dementia: Coping with common, sometimes distressing behaviors

Gardening may bring a harvest of health benefits featured image

Staying Healthy

Gardening may bring a harvest of health benefits

Can a healthy lifestyle ward off memory decline? featured image

Mind & Mood

Can a healthy lifestyle ward off memory decline?

Appreciating golf's cardiovascular perks featured image

Heart Health

Appreciating golf's cardiovascular perks

Get more out of your daily walk featured image

Staying Healthy

Get more out of your daily walk

Where can you go for blood work? featured image

Staying Healthy

Where can you go for blood work?

Preparing your feet for summer featured image

Staying Healthy

Preparing your feet for summer

Caregivers: You deserve a break featured image

Staying Healthy

Caregivers: You deserve a break

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