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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

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"

When should you hire in-home help or health aides? featured image

Staying Healthy

When should you hire in-home help or health aides?

Quick bursts of activity tied to reduced cancer risks in people who don't exercise featured image

Cancer

Quick bursts of activity tied to reduced cancer risks in people who don't exercise

Loneliness vs. isolation: Which one is worse? featured image

Mind & Mood

Loneliness vs. isolation: Which one is worse?

Curcumin supplements might ease meal-related discomfort featured image

Staying Healthy

Curcumin supplements might ease meal-related discomfort

Holiday joy can bring painful joint inflammation featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Holiday joy can bring painful joint inflammation

CPAP machines and masks: Which ones are right for you? featured image

Diseases & Conditions

CPAP machines and masks: Which ones are right for you?

Stopping a medication? Check first, quit safer featured image

Staying Healthy

Stopping a medication? Check first, quit safer

3 easy ways to strengthen your shoulders featured image

Exercise & Fitness

3 easy ways to strengthen your shoulders

Warding off germs this winter: What's helpful, what's not featured image

Staying Healthy

Warding off germs this winter: What's helpful, what's not

UK study confirms Mediterranean lifestyle benefits featured image

Staying Healthy

UK study confirms Mediterranean lifestyle benefits

Does poor sleep diminish the cognitive benefits of exercise? featured image

Mind & Mood

Does poor sleep diminish the cognitive benefits of exercise?

10 ways to find purpose in life featured image

Mind & Mood

10 ways to find purpose in life

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