Recent Blog Articles
Postpartum anxiety is invisible, but common and treatable
The popularity of microdosing of psychedelics: What does the science say?
Pouring from an empty cup? Three ways to refill emotionally
Is pregnancy safe for everyone?
New pediatric guidelines on obesity in children and teens
Screening tests may save lives — so when is it time to stop?
Natural disasters strike everywhere: Ways to help protect your health
The case of the bad placebo
Do we feel pain more at night?
If you use cannabis, do it safely
Contributor, Harvard Health
Peter Wehrwein was the editor of the Harvard Health Letter from 1999 to May 2012. He is currently a freelance writer and editor, and contributes to the Harvard Health blog and HarvardProstateKnowledge.org. Before editing the Health Letter, he was editor of the Harvard Public Health Review and director of development communications at the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to working at Harvard, Wehrwein was a reporter for newspapers in Albany, N.Y., Union City, N.J., Brooklyn, N.Y., and Big Lake, Minn. He has written for Newsweek, The Lancet, Managed Care, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Wehrwein was a journalism fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993-94. He earned a B.A. in history from Yale University in 1980.
Posts by Peter Wehrwein
Echinacea for colds
The safety of painkillers
Vitamin D recommendations
Screening for lung cancer with CT scans
Stem cell progress: Turning skin cells into heart cells
Kiss-kiss CPR: The mouth-to-mouth part may not be needed
Naps for young doctors
Avandia: Fishing with the wrong bait?
No big whoop: Adult pertussis may not produce the whooping cough
Exercise & Fitness
Those biking Bankers: Active commuters to the World Bank
Exercise & Fitness
Torn your ACL? Send us your story.
Atul Gawande’s latest gem: Hospice care and our end-of-life wishes