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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

Tools that help when it's hard to see featured image

Staying Healthy

Tools that help when it's hard to see

Can varied social interactions boost well-being? featured image

Staying Healthy

Can varied social interactions boost well-being?

Medicare extends coverage of telehealth through 2024 featured image

Staying Healthy

Medicare extends coverage of telehealth through 2024

Eating ultra-processed foods tied to cognitive decline featured image

Mind & Mood

Eating ultra-processed foods tied to cognitive decline

Exercising with a flare-up of knee arthritis featured image

Pain

Exercising with a flare-up of knee arthritis

Was it something you ate? Follow these steps when food makes you sick featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Was it something you ate? Follow these steps when food makes you sick

Are you napping too much? featured image

Staying Healthy

Are you napping too much?

Easier ways to take non-pill medications featured image

Staying Healthy

Easier ways to take non-pill medications

Fighting the most common skin cancers featured image

Cancer

Fighting the most common skin cancers

Easy ways to shop for healthful, cost-conscious foods featured image

Nutrition

Easy ways to shop for healthful, cost-conscious foods

Questions to ask about respite care facilities featured image

Staying Healthy

Questions to ask about respite care facilities

3 ways to create community and counter loneliness featured image

Mind & Mood

3 ways to create community and counter loneliness

Hearing aids: Can they help thinking skills, too? featured image

Mind & Mood

Hearing aids: Can they help thinking skills, too?

Watch out for bogus supplement claims featured image

Staying Healthy

Watch out for bogus supplement claims

Harvard study: Shingles linked to a spike in risks for heart attack and stroke featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Harvard study: Shingles linked to a spike in risks for heart attack and stroke

Pondering a new knee? Try this as you gear up for the decision featured image

Staying Healthy

Pondering a new knee? Try this as you gear up for the decision

Tips to cope with medical test anxiety featured image

Mind & Mood

Tips to cope with medical test anxiety

Why you keep waking up to go to the bathroom featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Why you keep waking up to go to the bathroom

Over-the-counter hearing aids: What we know so far featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Over-the-counter hearing aids: What we know so far

Spot the warning signs of 4 dangerous conditions featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Spot the warning signs of 4 dangerous conditions

A pill-free way to treat anxiety featured image

Mind & Mood

A pill-free way to treat anxiety

Don't count on a supplement to fix high cholesterol featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Don't count on a supplement to fix high cholesterol

Poor sleep linked to a common cause of blindness featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Poor sleep linked to a common cause of blindness

Reduce or avoid back pain during these everyday activities featured image

Pain

Reduce or avoid back pain during these everyday activities

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