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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

Encouraging news for former smokers featured image

Staying Healthy

Encouraging news for former smokers

Does one healthy habit make up for a poor one? featured image

Staying Healthy

Does one healthy habit make up for a poor one?

Kidney health quick-start guide featured image

Staying Healthy

Kidney health quick-start guide

Should you hire a medical wingman? featured image

Staying Healthy

Should you hire a medical wingman?

Identifying arthritis in your fingers and thumbs featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Identifying arthritis in your fingers and thumbs

Are your medications keeping you up at night? featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Are your medications keeping you up at night?

Engage your heart and brain, even when you're sitting featured image

Staying Healthy

Engage your heart and brain, even when you're sitting

What's the right way to brush your teeth? featured image

Staying Healthy

What's the right way to brush your teeth?

Over-the-counter hearing aids are finally available featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Over-the-counter hearing aids are finally available

Drinking black tea linked to longevity featured image

Staying Healthy

Drinking black tea linked to longevity

Doing any aerobic activity regularly may help you live longer featured image

Staying Healthy

Doing any aerobic activity regularly may help you live longer

Winterize your heart health featured image

Heart Health

Winterize your heart health

The best exercises for your warm-up featured image

Exercise & Fitness

The best exercises for your warm-up

Programs to sharpen your driving skills featured image

Staying Healthy

Programs to sharpen your driving skills

Steak and burger substitutes to satisfy a carnivore featured image

Nutrition

Steak and burger substitutes to satisfy a carnivore

6 myths about dementia featured image

Mind & Mood

6 myths about dementia

The latest thinking on dry eye treatments featured image

Diseases & Conditions

The latest thinking on dry eye treatments

Do activity trackers make us exercise more? featured image

Exercise & Fitness

Do activity trackers make us exercise more?

Sleep added to list of essential healthy heart habits featured image

Staying Healthy

Sleep added to list of essential healthy heart habits

Research upholds use of supplements to slow macular degeneration featured image

Diseases & Conditions

Research upholds use of supplements to slow macular degeneration

New thinking on glaucoma treatment featured image

Diseases & Conditions

New thinking on glaucoma treatment

3 common mouth problems and how to cope with them featured image

Diseases & Conditions

3 common mouth problems and how to cope with them

Want a longer, happier life? Consider using apps featured image

Staying Healthy

Want a longer, happier life? Consider using apps

Leaking a little urine: It's not just a female problem featured image

Men's Health

Leaking a little urine: It's not just a female problem

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