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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

Heart Health

This is your brain on alcohol

Exercise & Fitness

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

Beverly Merz

Binge drinking continues to rise — particularly among women and seniors

Beverly Merz

Home remedies that may be worth a try

Beverly Merz

Attention shoppers: Be wary of health claims on food packaging

Beverly Merz

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

Beverly Merz

Resetting your circadian clock to minimize jet lag

Beverly Merz

Are fresh juice drinks as healthy as they seem?

Beverly Merz

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

Beverly Merz

Avoid this common hazard of being in the hospital

Exercise & Fitness

Let’s dance! Rhythmic motion can improve your health

Beverly Merz

Decline in dementia rate offers “cautious hope”

Cancer

The empowering potential of end-of-life care

Beverly Merz

Medicare Advantage: When insurance companies make house calls

Beverly Merz

Healing through music

Beverly Merz

How well does calcium intake really protect your bones?

Exercise & Fitness

Bicycle injuries are mounting, especially in adults

Beverly Merz

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

Beverly Merz

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

Beverly Merz

Oral appliances may work for mild but not severe sleep apnea

Beverly Merz

Should alcoholic drinks come with calorie labels?

Beverly Merz

Precision medicine is coming, but not anytime soon

Heart Health

Sauna use linked to longer life, fewer fatal heart problems

Beverly Merz

Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk

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