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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

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Switching to generic Lipitor

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

Peter Wehrwein

Obama going gray: Do presidents age faster?

Peter Wehrwein

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

Peter Wehrwein

Medications most likely to put older Americans in the hospital

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Yoga may help feet, ease migraine

Peter Wehrwein

Propofol: the drug that killed Michael Jackson

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Yoga can help ease low back pain

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Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans

Men's Health

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

Heart Health

MRIs may be safe for people with pacemakers and ICDs

Peter Wehrwein

How to survive a tornado

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

Exercise & Fitness

How Boston Marathon runners can avoid hitting the wall

Heart Health

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

Children's Health

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

Peter Wehrwein

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

Cancer

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

Cancer

Radiation risk in Japan: an update

Cancer

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

Cancer

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

Peter Wehrwein

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

Exercise & Fitness

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

Peter Wehrwein

Top 10 health stories of 2010

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