Harvard Men's Health Watch

Harvard Men's Health Watch at 10 years: A special anniversary issue

Harvard Men's Health Watch at 10 years:A special anniversary issue

It was August 1996. Bill Clinton was president, Google was two years in the future, the Yankees were on their way to another World Series victory, and nobody was talking about erectile dysfunction. And Harvard Men's Health Watch was born.

Harvard Men's Health Watch was hardly the first consumer health letter. In fact, we were the fifth Harvard newsletter, following the pioneering Harvard Health Letter by more than 20 years. But Harvard Men's Health Watch was the first newsletter for men, and it came into the world when few publishers thought men would be interested in health. Fortunately, the skeptics were wrong: From an initial mailing to only 5,000 readers, we've grown to a subscriber base of over 100,000 men (and women) throughout the United States. We're very proud of that achievement, but we know we owe our longevity to you, our loyal readers. We will do our best to earn your continued loyalty in the years ahead as we work to provide accurate, timely, relevant health information.

As we look ahead, it's instructive to look back at the topics that have proved most important in our first decade. This special issue will revisit 10 subjects that are as important today as they were when we first discussed them. It's been hard to select 10 topics from so many interesting developments, but with your support, we hope to prepare another list for our 20th anniversary issue.

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