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Heidi Godman

Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter

Heidi Godman is the executive editor of the Harvard Health Letter. Before coming to the Health Letter, she was an award-winning television news anchor and medical reporter for 25 years. Heidi was named a journalism fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, and has been honored by the Associated Press, the American Heart Association, the Wellness Community, and other organizations for outstanding medical reporting. Heidi holds a bachelor of science degree in journalism from West Virginia University.

Posts by Heidi Godman

Eating more tomatoes may help lower high blood pressure featured image

Staying Healthy

Eating more tomatoes may help lower high blood pressure

Colon cancer risks higher in people with diabetes featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Colon cancer risks higher in people with diabetes

Pets may help fend off cognitive decline in single seniors featured image

Staying Healthy

Pets may help fend off cognitive decline in single seniors

What should you do when sciatica flares? featured image

Pain

What should you do when sciatica flares?

Be wise about bee and wasp stings featured image

Staying Healthy

Be wise about bee and wasp stings

New thinking about tinnitus featured image

Diseases & Conditions

New thinking about tinnitus

Medication disposal: How — and why — to do it safely featured image

Staying Healthy

Medication disposal: How — and why — to do it safely

The colonoscopy diet featured image

Staying Healthy

The colonoscopy diet

Alert: This hidden condition increases heart attack and stroke risks featured image

Heart Health

Alert: This hidden condition increases heart attack and stroke risks

Surprising risk factors for vision loss featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Surprising risk factors for vision loss

Electricity as chronic pain medicine featured image

Pain

Electricity as chronic pain medicine

Trouble getting your medications? Here's how to cope with pharmacy challenges featured image

Staying Healthy

Trouble getting your medications? Here's how to cope with pharmacy challenges

Will walking faster reduce your diabetes risk? featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Will walking faster reduce your diabetes risk?

Cutting sodium significantly lowers blood pressure featured image

Heart Health

Cutting sodium significantly lowers blood pressure

Harvard study: Hot yoga may help ease depression featured image

Mind & Mood

Harvard study: Hot yoga may help ease depression

Top 3 strategies to avoid ankle sprains featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Top 3 strategies to avoid ankle sprains

Beyond the usual suspects for healthy resolutions featured image

Staying Healthy

Beyond the usual suspects for healthy resolutions

Uncontrolled high blood pressure or diabetes tied to severe COVID-19 outcomes featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Uncontrolled high blood pressure or diabetes tied to severe COVID-19 outcomes

Having a hobby tied to happiness and well-being featured image

Mind & Mood

Having a hobby tied to happiness and well-being

Will eating red meat bring on diabetes? featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Will eating red meat bring on diabetes?

7 things your personal trainer wants you to know featured image

Exercise & Fitness

7 things your personal trainer wants you to know

Should you order your own Alzheimer's test? featured image

Mind & Mood

Should you order your own Alzheimer's test?

Questions and answers about the new anti-obesity medications featured image

Staying Healthy

Questions and answers about the new anti-obesity medications

Tips to navigate a

Staying Healthy

Tips to navigate a "sleep divorce"

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