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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
Echinacea for colds
The safety of painkillers
Vitamin D recommendations
Screening for lung cancer with CT scans
Stem cell progress: Turning skin cells into heart cells
Kiss-kiss CPR: The mouth-to-mouth part may not be needed
Naps for young doctors
Avandia: Fishing with the wrong bait?
No big whoop: Adult pertussis may not produce the whooping cough
Exercise & Fitness
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Exercise & Fitness
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