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Discover why over 500,000 satisfied subscribers read Mayo Clinic Health Letter . This valuable newsletter provides practical information that can truly have a positive impact on your health and your life, all for just pennies a day! Every issue contains answers from Mayo doctors that can help improve your health at any age. As Dear Abby once wrote, there is a “wealth of practical information in this monthly newsletter.”

Every remedy, nutrition tip and health hint in Mayo Clinic Health Letter is medically sound. We don’t report folk tales and half-truths, only facts that are consistent with state-of-the-art medical knowledge. In addition to breakthroughs that can improve your health in lasting and dramatic ways, you’ll find scores of everyday tips you can use immediately.

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About the Medical Editor

Daniel Roberts, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Roberts is Medical Editor of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. He has been on staff at Mayo Clinic since 2003 and specializes in working with people in a hospital setting (hospitalist) at Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. He’s been an active contributor as a member of the editorial board of the Health Letter since 2012.

Dr. Roberts is the chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. He supervises medical school rotations and helps oversee patient safety projects.

His interests include drug safety, physician burnout, and the intersection between music and medicine.

As a hospital-based general internist, Dr. Roberts is actively involved in the health care of older adults and is eager to continue and build on the rich history of the Health Letter, which has been published since 1983.