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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

Life can be challenging: Build your own resilience plan featured image

Mind & Mood

Life can be challenging: Build your own resilience plan

Want better sleep? Aim for at least an hour of exercise per week featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Want better sleep? Aim for at least an hour of exercise per week

What kind of reaction can you expect from the shingles vaccine? featured image

Staying Healthy

What kind of reaction can you expect from the shingles vaccine?

Best treatments for this common finger problem featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Best treatments for this common finger problem

Tips for traveling with incontinence featured image

Staying Healthy

Tips for traveling with incontinence

What you need to know about electric bicycles featured image

Exercise & Fitness

What you need to know about electric bicycles

3 ways to streamline your health care visits featured image

Staying Healthy

3 ways to streamline your health care visits

More evidence that ultra-processed foods harm health featured image

Nutrition

More evidence that ultra-processed foods harm health

FDA warns against using these smart gadgets to measure blood sugar featured image

Staying Healthy

FDA warns against using these smart gadgets to measure blood sugar

Virtual mental health care visits: Making them work for you featured image

Mind & Mood

Virtual mental health care visits: Making them work for you

Does tai chi beat aerobics to lower blood pressure? featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Does tai chi beat aerobics to lower blood pressure?

What are the most popular video-based medical visits? featured image

Staying Healthy

What are the most popular video-based medical visits?

Potency of these Alzheimer's pills might not match the label featured image

Staying Healthy

Potency of these Alzheimer's pills might not match the label

Surprising symptoms of chronic heartburn featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Surprising symptoms of chronic heartburn

6 things to do when heading for the hospital featured image

Staying Healthy

6 things to do when heading for the hospital

Trending now: Home sleep tests featured image

Staying Healthy

Trending now: Home sleep tests

Tips to fight

Diseases & Conditions

Tips to fight "metal mouth"

Protect yourself from falls outside the home featured image

Staying Healthy

Protect yourself from falls outside the home

What? Another medical form to fill out? featured image

Staying Healthy

What? Another medical form to fill out?

Two workout strategies that reduce cardiovascular disease risk featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Two workout strategies that reduce cardiovascular disease risk

Hearing aid use linked to longer life featured image

Staying Healthy

Hearing aid use linked to longer life

The worst headache of your life featured image

Diseases & Conditions

The worst headache of your life

Could this diet ward off COVID? featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Could this diet ward off COVID?

What to do about medical gaslighting featured image

Staying Healthy

What to do about medical gaslighting

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