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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

Adopt a Mediterranean diet now for better health later featured image

Heidi Godman

Adopt a Mediterranean diet now for better health later

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

Diseases & Conditions

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

Two questions can reveal mobility problems in seniors featured image

Heidi Godman

Two questions can reveal mobility problems in seniors

Above-normal blood sugar linked to dementia featured image

Heidi Godman

Above-normal blood sugar linked to dementia

Checking blood pressure at home pays off featured image

Heart Health

Checking blood pressure at home pays off

Move over Mediterranean—a vegetarian diet is equally good for health featured image

Heart Health

Move over Mediterranean—a vegetarian diet is equally good for health

Extra protein is a decent dietary choice, but don’t overdo it featured image

Heidi Godman

Extra protein is a decent dietary choice, but don’t overdo it

Which is better for keeping your mind fit: physical or mental activity? featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Which is better for keeping your mind fit: physical or mental activity?

Your well-being: more than just a state of mind featured image

Heidi Godman

Your well-being: more than just a state of mind

Think fast when kids want fast food featured image

Children's Health

Think fast when kids want fast food

‘Tis the season—for the flu featured image

Heidi Godman

‘Tis the season—for the flu

Losing weight and belly fat improves sleep featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Losing weight and belly fat improves sleep

4 tips for preventing neck strain when using a tablet computer featured image

Heidi Godman

4 tips for preventing neck strain when using a tablet computer

Lycopene-rich tomatoes linked to lower stroke risk featured image

Heart Health

Lycopene-rich tomatoes linked to lower stroke risk

Non-alcoholic red wine may lower blood pressure featured image

Heart Health

Non-alcoholic red wine may lower blood pressure

Migraines: Stop them before they start featured image

Heidi Godman

Migraines: Stop them before they start

Self-help videos to stop vertigo work for some, not all featured image

Heidi Godman

Self-help videos to stop vertigo work for some, not all

Don’t gauge exercise benefits on weight loss alone featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Don’t gauge exercise benefits on weight loss alone

Medication errors a big problem after hospital discharge featured image

Heidi Godman

Medication errors a big problem after hospital discharge

Backyard gardening: grow your own food, improve your health featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Backyard gardening: grow your own food, improve your health

Early steps toward an Alzheimer’s vaccine featured image

Heidi Godman

Early steps toward an Alzheimer’s vaccine

Natural “exercise” hormone transforms fat cells featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Natural “exercise” hormone transforms fat cells

Eating for pleasure easier to overdo than eating when hungry featured image

Heidi Godman

Eating for pleasure easier to overdo than eating when hungry

Z-Pak users: be on the alert for heart-rhythm problems featured image

Heart Health

Z-Pak users: be on the alert for heart-rhythm problems

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