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Patrick J. Skerrett

Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health

Pat Skerrett is former editor of the Harvard Health blog and former Executive Editor of Harvard Health Publishing. Before that, he was editor of the Harvard Heart Letter for ten years. He is the co-author of Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Guide to Healthy Eating, The Fertility Diet, and several other books on health and science. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Popular Science magazine, Science magazine, the Boston Globe, and elsewhere. He earned a B.A. in biology from Northwestern University and an M.A. in biology from Washington University in St. Louis.

Posts by Patrick J. Skerrett

12 tips for holiday eating featured image

Staying Healthy

12 tips for holiday eating

Simple blood test helps bring celiac disease out of the shadows featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Simple blood test helps bring celiac disease out of the shadows

Tweets, Google searches may help solve migraine mysteries featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Tweets, Google searches may help solve migraine mysteries

Studies explore global burden of disease and heart disease in the United States featured image

Cancer

Studies explore global burden of disease and heart disease in the United States

Is retirement good for health or bad for it? featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Is retirement good for health or bad for it?

Recipe for health: cheap, nutritious beans featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Recipe for health: cheap, nutritious beans

Mini-relaxations to ease holiday stress featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Mini-relaxations to ease holiday stress

Turkey: a healthy base of holiday meals featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Turkey: a healthy base of holiday meals

Doctors aren’t immune to addiction featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Doctors aren’t immune to addiction

Treatment for head lice effective with one dose and no combing featured image

Children's Health

Treatment for head lice effective with one dose and no combing

World Stroke Day: Emphasize prevention, early detection featured image

Heart Health

World Stroke Day: Emphasize prevention, early detection

Peripheral artery disease: often silent, sometimes deadly, potentially preventable featured image

Heart Health

Peripheral artery disease: often silent, sometimes deadly, potentially preventable

Puberty starts earlier in many American boys featured image

Children's Health

Puberty starts earlier in many American boys

Daily multivitamin-multimineral may help protect against cancer featured image

Cancer

Daily multivitamin-multimineral may help protect against cancer

Tattoos and infection: Think before you ink featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Tattoos and infection: Think before you ink

Diabetes: steps forward, falling behind featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Diabetes: steps forward, falling behind

Safely dispose unwanted, expired drugs this Saturday featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Safely dispose unwanted, expired drugs this Saturday

Suicide often not preceded by warnings featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Suicide often not preceded by warnings

Rock Health startups offer a look at the future of medicine featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Rock Health startups offer a look at the future of medicine

Use glycemic index to help control blood sugar featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Use glycemic index to help control blood sugar

The Cheesecake Factory: a model for health care? featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

The Cheesecake Factory: a model for health care?

Trade sports drinks for water featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Trade sports drinks for water

Silent Spring at 50: Connecting human, environmental health featured image

Patrick J. Skerrett

Silent Spring at 50: Connecting human, environmental health

Memorial Day: Honor the dead by helping the living featured image

Cancer

Memorial Day: Honor the dead by helping the living

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