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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.

Posts by Heidi Godman

Exercise & Fitness

Can digital fitness trackers get you moving?

Heidi Godman

Stopping foodborne illness — faster testing, vigilance at home

Heidi Godman

Use sunglasses for vision protection starting at an early age

Heidi Godman

New hospital ratings evaluate delivery of “typical care”

Heidi Godman

Hospitalization after fainting can do more harm than good

Cancer

Vegetarian diet linked to lower colon cancer risk

Heidi Godman

Cocoa: a sweet treat for the brain?

Heidi Godman

Feeling young at heart may help you live longer

Heidi Godman

Two tricks to make it easier to swallow pills

Heidi Godman

Does the nose know your future health?

Heidi Godman

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

Heidi Godman

Guidelines recommend sleep test for obstructive sleep apnea

Heidi Godman

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

Heidi Godman

Daily protein needs for seniors still unsettled

Heidi Godman

Diet rich in resveratrol offers no health boost

Exercise & Fitness

Regular exercise changes the brain to improve memory, thinking skills

Heidi Godman

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

Heidi Godman

Study says aggressive treatment for diverticulitis is often overused

Exercise & Fitness

Easy exercises for couch potatoes

Heidi Godman

Making peace with holiday buffets

Heidi Godman

Adopt a Mediterranean diet now for better health later

Heidi Godman

For borderline underactive thyroid, drug therapy isn’t always necessary

Heidi Godman

Two questions can reveal mobility problems in seniors

Heidi Godman

Above-normal blood sugar linked to dementia