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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

Cancer

Panel says “no” to routine prostate cancer testing

Cancer

CDC wants all Baby Boomers to be tested for hepatitis C

Patrick J. Skerrett

Antibiotics instead of surgery safe for some with appendicitis

Patrick J. Skerrett

Doctor groups list top overused, misused tests, treatments, and procedures

Exercise & Fitness

Join in on National Walking Day

Children's Health

FDA won’t ban BPA—yet

Patrick J. Skerrett

Personalized medicine experiment details diabetes development

Patrick J. Skerrett

Study urges moderation in red meat intake

Patrick J. Skerrett

Spring forward, fall asleep

Children's Health

Snoring in kids linked to behavioral problems

Exercise & Fitness

Virtual reality, exergames may improve mental and physical health

Heart Health

The science behind “broken heart syndrome”

Children's Health

New anti-lice lotion is good news for nitpickers

Patrick J. Skerrett

The 11 most expensive medications

Heart Health

Everyday foods are top 10 sources of sodium

Patrick J. Skerrett

Overnight treatment for chronic insomnia

Patrick J. Skerrett

Resveratrol—the hype continues

Patrick J. Skerrett

FDA needs stronger rules to ensure the safety of dietary supplements

Patrick J. Skerrett

Different blood pressure in right and left arms could signal trouble

Patrick J. Skerrett

Doctors debate use of email for communicating with their patients

Patrick J. Skerrett

Health care largely ignored in State of the Union address

Cancer

Smokers with cancer benefit from quitting, but need extra help

Patrick J. Skerrett

National plan aims to bolster fight against Alzheimer’s

Patrick J. Skerrett

Chefs, nutrition experts give the low-fat muffin a makeover