Recent Blog Articles
Why are women more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease?
Seeing red? 4 steps to try before responding
Tics and TikTok: Can social media trigger illness?
Pandemic challenges may affect babies — possibly in long-lasting ways
4 immune-boosting strategies that count right now
If you have knee pain, telehealth may help
How to address opposition in young children
New study investigates treatment-associated regrets in prostate cancer
Minimizing successes and magnifying failures? Change your distorted thinking
Are poinsettias, mistletoe, or holly plants dangerous?
Former Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
Daniel Pendick is the former executive editor of the Harvard Men’s Health Watch. He has previously served as editor and chief writer for the Cleveland Clinic Men’s Health Advisor and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine’s Focus On Healthy Aging. Dan earned a master of art’s degree in the history of science and medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1992, and was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT in 1998-99. He is also a lecturer in the Professional Writing Program at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he teaches the next generation of physicians and biomedical researchers how to communicate more effectively with each other and the general public.
Posts by Daniel Pendick
Mind & Mood
Stress-busting mind-body medicine reduces need for health care
Mediterranean diet may prevent breast cancer, but there are other reasons to pour on the olive oil
Is treating “low T” really safe and effective?
CPR during cardiac arrest: someone’s life is in your hands
How much protein do you need every day?
New recommendations aim to improve safety of pain-relieving spinal steroid injections
An apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but it’s a healthy choice anyway
Peanuts linked to same heart, longevity benefits as more pricey nuts
A healthy diet is the key to getting the iron you need
Report highlights the dangers of opioid painkillers
Can an app help you lose weight?
Some home blood pressure monitors aren’t accurate
Acupuncture for knee arthritis fails one test but may still be worth a try
Some doctors oversell artery-opening angioplasty
Exercise & Fitness
Running for health: Even a little bit is good, but a little more is probably better
Advice you may not hear from your doctor: Don’t go out in the sun without protection
Erectile dysfunction drugs and skin cancer — should you worry?
For women on osteoporosis drug “holiday,” bone testing at one year offers little benefit
New drugs offer easier, more effective hepatitis C treatment
Most headache-related brain scans aren’t needed
After hip fracture, exercise at home boosts day-to-day function
Mediterranean-style diet linked to healthier arteries throughout the body
Treating severe snoring can help with tough-to-control blood pressure