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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.

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Retail health clinics: The pros and cons featured image

Heidi Godman

Retail health clinics: The pros and cons

Nutrition shortcuts when you live alone featured image

Heidi Godman

Nutrition shortcuts when you live alone

Challenge your mind and body to sharpen your thinking skills featured image

Heidi Godman

Challenge your mind and body to sharpen your thinking skills

Healthy, convenient meals on the go: Yes, you can featured image

Heidi Godman

Healthy, convenient meals on the go: Yes, you can

Can digital fitness trackers get you moving? featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Can digital fitness trackers get you moving?

Stopping foodborne illness — faster testing, vigilance at home featured image

Heidi Godman

Stopping foodborne illness — faster testing, vigilance at home

Use sunglasses for vision protection starting at an early age featured image

Heidi Godman

Use sunglasses for vision protection starting at an early age

New hospital ratings evaluate delivery of “typical care” featured image

Heidi Godman

New hospital ratings evaluate delivery of “typical care”

Hospitalization after fainting can do more harm than good featured image

Heidi Godman

Hospitalization after fainting can do more harm than good

Vegetarian diet linked to lower colon cancer risk featured image

Cancer

Vegetarian diet linked to lower colon cancer risk

Cocoa: a sweet treat for the brain? featured image

Heidi Godman

Cocoa: a sweet treat for the brain?

Feeling young at heart may help you live longer featured image

Heidi Godman

Feeling young at heart may help you live longer

Two tricks to make it easier to swallow pills featured image

Heidi Godman

Two tricks to make it easier to swallow pills

Does the nose know your future health? featured image

Heidi Godman

Does the nose know your future health?

New guidelines recommend Kegels, other lifestyle treatments for urinary incontinence in women featured image

Heidi Godman

New guidelines recommend Kegels, other lifestyle treatments for urinary incontinence in women

Guidelines recommend sleep test for obstructive sleep apnea featured image

Heidi Godman

Guidelines recommend sleep test for obstructive sleep apnea

FDA’s proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label are good, but could be better featured image

Heidi Godman

FDA’s proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label are good, but could be better

Daily protein needs for seniors still unsettled featured image

Heidi Godman

Daily protein needs for seniors still unsettled

Diet rich in resveratrol offers no health boost featured image

Heidi Godman

Diet rich in resveratrol offers no health boost

Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills

When caring for a loved one, many caregivers go it alone featured image

Heidi Godman

When caring for a loved one, many caregivers go it alone

Study says aggressive treatment for diverticulitis is often overused featured image

Heidi Godman

Study says aggressive treatment for diverticulitis is often overused

Easy exercises for couch potatoes featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Easy exercises for couch potatoes

Making peace with holiday buffets featured image

Heidi Godman

Making peace with holiday buffets

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