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Stephanie-Watson

Stephanie Watson

Executive Editor, Harvard Women's Health Watch

Stephanie Watson was the Executive Editor of the Harvard Women’s Health Watch from June 2012 to August 2014. Prior to that, she has worked as a writer and editor for several leading consumer health publications, including WebMD, A.D.A.M. (MedlinePlus), BabyCenter, Momentum magazine, and Lupus Now magazine. She also served as executive editor for Focus on Healthy Aging, a publication of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Stephanie has written and edited more than two dozen books, including Understanding Obesity: The Genetics of Obesity and Scientific American Critical Perspectives on Pollution. She is a graduate of Boston University, with a degree in Mass Communications and English. Before embarking on her medical writing career, she was a writer/producer for The Travel Channel and Weather.com.

Posts by Stephanie Watson

Caffeine and a healthy diet may boost memory, thinking skills; alcohol’s effect uncertain featured image

Stephanie Watson

Caffeine and a healthy diet may boost memory, thinking skills; alcohol’s effect uncertain

When you can’t let go: What to do about hoarding featured image

Stephanie Watson

When you can’t let go: What to do about hoarding

Diabetes complications are falling while number of cases continues to rise featured image

Stephanie Watson

Diabetes complications are falling while number of cases continues to rise

Expert panel says “no” to widespread testing for Alzheimer’s, dementia featured image

Stephanie Watson

Expert panel says “no” to widespread testing for Alzheimer’s, dementia

Death of a spouse or partner can lead to heart attack or stroke featured image

Heart Health

Death of a spouse or partner can lead to heart attack or stroke

Too much sitting linked to an early death featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Too much sitting linked to an early death

Tea: Drink to your health? featured image

Nutrition

Tea: Drink to your health?

Radiation for breast cancer can increase heart risks featured image

Cancer

Radiation for breast cancer can increase heart risks

Weight loss, breathing devices still best for treating obstructive sleep apnea featured image

Stephanie Watson

Weight loss, breathing devices still best for treating obstructive sleep apnea

Insoles no help for knee osteoarthritis featured image

Stephanie Watson

Insoles no help for knee osteoarthritis

Women often fear sex after a heart attack featured image

Heart Health

Women often fear sex after a heart attack

Volunteering may be good for body and mind featured image

Heart Health

Volunteering may be good for body and mind

Angelina Jolie’s prophylactic mastectomy a difficult decision featured image

Stephanie Watson

Angelina Jolie’s prophylactic mastectomy a difficult decision

More Americans using retail health clinics featured image

Stephanie Watson

More Americans using retail health clinics

Angina pain is similar in men and women, though descriptions may differ featured image

Heart Health

Angina pain is similar in men and women, though descriptions may differ

Chelation therapy offers small, if any, benefit for heart disease featured image

Heart Health

Chelation therapy offers small, if any, benefit for heart disease

Recognizing the “unusual” signs of depression featured image

Men's Health

Recognizing the “unusual” signs of depression

The stigma of chronic migraine featured image

Stephanie Watson

The stigma of chronic migraine

Fear of breast cancer recurrence prompting women to choose prophylactic mastectomy featured image

Cancer

Fear of breast cancer recurrence prompting women to choose prophylactic mastectomy

Zombie apocalypse? Only in your dreams featured image

Stephanie Watson

Zombie apocalypse? Only in your dreams

Late-life depression may signal memory loss or dementia ahead featured image

Stephanie Watson

Late-life depression may signal memory loss or dementia ahead

Researchers explore blood test to detect early breast cancer featured image

Stephanie Watson

Researchers explore blood test to detect early breast cancer

Organic food no more nutritious than conventionally grown food featured image

Stephanie Watson

Organic food no more nutritious than conventionally grown food

Try tai chi to improve balance, avoid falls featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Try tai chi to improve balance, avoid falls

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