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Peter Wehrwein

Contributor, Harvard Health

Peter Wehrwein was the editor of the Harvard Health Letter from 1999 to May 2012. He is currently a freelance writer and editor, and contributes to the Harvard Health blog and HarvardProstateKnowledge.org. Before editing the Health Letter, he was editor of the Harvard Public Health Review and director of development communications at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to working at Harvard, Wehrwein was a reporter for newspapers in Albany, N.Y., Union City, N.J., Brooklyn, N.Y., and Big Lake, Minn. He has written for Newsweek, The Lancet, Managed Care, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Wehrwein was a journalism fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993-94. He earned a B.A. in history from Yale University in 1980.

Posts by Peter Wehrwein

Switching to generic Lipitor featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Switching to generic Lipitor

Do you want to see your doctor’s medical notes? featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Do you want to see your doctor’s medical notes?

Obama going gray: Do presidents age faster? featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Obama going gray: Do presidents age faster?

World AIDS Day 2011: Is the HIV/AIDS glass finally half full? featured image

Peter Wehrwein

World AIDS Day 2011: Is the HIV/AIDS glass finally half full?

Medications most likely to put older Americans in the hospital featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Medications most likely to put older Americans in the hospital

Yoga may help feet, ease migraine featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Yoga may help feet, ease migraine

Propofol: the drug that killed Michael Jackson featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Propofol: the drug that killed Michael Jackson

Yoga can help ease low back pain featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Yoga can help ease low back pain

Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans

Alzheimer’s disease in its later stages: Some advice for caregivers featured image

Men's Health

Alzheimer’s disease in its later stages: Some advice for caregivers

MRIs may be safe for people with pacemakers and ICDs featured image

Heart Health

MRIs may be safe for people with pacemakers and ICDs

How to survive a tornado featured image

Peter Wehrwein

How to survive a tornado

Kate Middleton’s pre-royal weight loss: stress, “brideorexia,” or the Dukan Diet? featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Kate Middleton’s pre-royal weight loss: stress, “brideorexia,” or the Dukan Diet?

How Boston Marathon runners can avoid hitting the wall featured image

Exercise & Fitness

How Boston Marathon runners can avoid hitting the wall

Statin use is up, cholesterol levels are down: Are Americans’ hearts benefiting? featured image

Heart Health

Statin use is up, cholesterol levels are down: Are Americans’ hearts benefiting?

Play Ball: Will new rules for bats make baseball safer? featured image

Children's Health

Play Ball: Will new rules for bats make baseball safer?

Update: Harmful radiation from Japan is not reaching the United States—no need for Americans to take potassium iodide featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Update: Harmful radiation from Japan is not reaching the United States—no need for Americans to take potassium iodide

Harmful radiation from Japan is not reaching the United States—no need for Americans to take potassium iodide featured image

Cancer

Harmful radiation from Japan is not reaching the United States—no need for Americans to take potassium iodide

Radiation risk in Japan: an update featured image

Cancer

Radiation risk in Japan: an update

Radiation risk in Japan: understanding radiation measurements and putting them in perspective featured image

Cancer

Radiation risk in Japan: understanding radiation measurements and putting them in perspective

Potassium iodide pills and prevention of thyroid cancer from Japanese nuclear power plant featured image

Cancer

Potassium iodide pills and prevention of thyroid cancer from Japanese nuclear power plant

Oscar or not, The King’s Speech teaches about stuttering featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Oscar or not, The King’s Speech teaches about stuttering

Football and concussions: Old school, new school, and a conversation with Jerry Kramer featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Football and concussions: Old school, new school, and a conversation with Jerry Kramer

Top 10 health stories of 2010 featured image

Peter Wehrwein

Top 10 health stories of 2010

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