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Beverly Merz

Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Beverly Merz is Executive Editor of Harvard Women’s Health Watch, a publication she helped start in 1993. Before coming to Harvard she was an Associate Editor of JAMA, Managing Editor with the Union of Concerned Scientists, and held editorial positions at Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book Encyclopedia. She was also a founding editor of Cardio, a newsmagazine for cardiologists and SusanLoveMD.org. Beverly has contributed to a variety of general and health publications including The New England Journal of Medicine, Good Housekeeping, and The Chicago Tribune. She is a graduate of The University of Colorado.

Posts by Beverly Merz

This is your brain on alcohol featured image

Heart Health

This is your brain on alcohol

Biking to work linked to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and early death featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Biking to work linked to reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and early death

Binge drinking continues to rise — particularly among women and seniors featured image

Beverly Merz

Binge drinking continues to rise — particularly among women and seniors

Home remedies that may be worth a try featured image

Beverly Merz

Home remedies that may be worth a try

Attention shoppers: Be wary of health claims on food packaging featured image

Beverly Merz

Attention shoppers: Be wary of health claims on food packaging

5 ways to hold on to optimism — and reap health benefits featured image

Beverly Merz

5 ways to hold on to optimism — and reap health benefits

Resetting your circadian clock to minimize jet lag featured image

Beverly Merz

Resetting your circadian clock to minimize jet lag

Are fresh juice drinks as healthy as they seem? featured image

Beverly Merz

Are fresh juice drinks as healthy as they seem?

An easy way to eat healthier this summer: Find a farmers’ market featured image

Beverly Merz

An easy way to eat healthier this summer: Find a farmers’ market

Avoid this common hazard of being in the hospital featured image

Beverly Merz

Avoid this common hazard of being in the hospital

Let’s dance! Rhythmic motion can improve your health featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Let’s dance! Rhythmic motion can improve your health

Decline in dementia rate offers “cautious hope” featured image

Beverly Merz

Decline in dementia rate offers “cautious hope”

The empowering potential of end-of-life care featured image

Cancer

The empowering potential of end-of-life care

Medicare Advantage: When insurance companies make house calls featured image

Beverly Merz

Medicare Advantage: When insurance companies make house calls

Healing through music featured image

Beverly Merz

Healing through music

How well does calcium intake really protect your bones? featured image

Beverly Merz

How well does calcium intake really protect your bones?

Bicycle injuries are mounting, especially in adults featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Bicycle injuries are mounting, especially in adults

Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements — or sunshine featured image

Beverly Merz

Want to get enough vitamin D? Try supplements — or sunshine

Dissolvable tablets don’t work for people with severe allergies to grass pollen featured image

Beverly Merz

Dissolvable tablets don’t work for people with severe allergies to grass pollen

Oral appliances may work for mild but not severe sleep apnea featured image

Beverly Merz

Oral appliances may work for mild but not severe sleep apnea

Should alcoholic drinks come with calorie labels? featured image

Beverly Merz

Should alcoholic drinks come with calorie labels?

Precision medicine is coming, but not anytime soon featured image

Beverly Merz

Precision medicine is coming, but not anytime soon

Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems featured image

Heart Health

Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk featured image

Beverly Merz

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk

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