The internet is full of stuff. That’s a fact, proven by science and math, and one we’re all too familiar with. While this can be daunting, it’s also really exciting – Just imagine all the things you haven’t found that exist on the internet! In our quest to curate items of interest to our customers and friends, here’s a list of a few of the medical blogs that we think you should be reading right now.
Written by a board-certified, practicing physician, KevinMD has been dubbed social media’s leading physician voice, for good reason! For a decade, Kevin Pho, MD, has been presenting health and medical content that engages readers. While the blog includes his own perspectives, KevinMD includes contributions from more than one thousand authors, from medical students to specialists, primary care providers to surgeons, and even patients.
Because pieces are contributed from a variety of sources, the tone can vary tremendously from article to article, but all of the articles give exceptional perspectives. Kevin’s pieces, especially, are well written, and give amazing insight into the medical profession from someone who knows what he’s talking about.
KevinMD.com is a great place to lose several hours reading through the opinions and perspectives of some of the best in the business.
A few popular posts:
- 7 ways patients can help reduce medication errors
- Why Medicaid patients use the emergency department for primary care
- Medical Lessons from Robin Williams
The New York Times’ Well
The New York Times is one of the most respected outlets for news in the United States, and their website is home to a variety of sections, including politics, technology, and, of course, the news. But their health blog really shines for its open “Ask Well” function, allowing readers to ask any health or medical question that pops into their minds.
The blog, like KevinMD, includes contributions by a variety of writers, with a focus on news articles as well as opinion pieces, even recipes. Whether you’re interested in reading more about the health benefits of fish or want to learn how to cook in a healthier way, Well has you covered, with new articles several times daily. As a bonus, the photography, especially for food articles, is gorgeous!
Some popular articles:
- How Exercise Helps Us Tolerate Pain
- Practicing on Patients
- Ask Well: How Do You Use a Heart Rate Monitor?
Written by a practicing doctor from Georgia, this blog is full of compelling and entertaining entries from Dr. Rob Lamberts. The doctor practices directly for his patients, and has strong opinions about how doctors should be treating their patients.
I think people should expect more from their doctors. People expect to have to wait when they shouldn’t. They expect to have to come in to have questions answered, even if they are simple questions. They expect for care to be complicated when it could be simple. They expect the doctor to be the center of the health care universe, when they, the patients, should be in that position.
Dr. Lamberts’ blog is a great read, full of posts that will make you laugh, shake your head, or let out a sad sigh – Posts full of feeling and heart! While most of his posts focus on medicine, and his practice, they also are relevant in other ways, with his insights on many facets of life.
Some posts of note:
- Adventures in Medicine Author’s note: I was unable to choose a favorite, so this is several posts. I love his illustrations!
- Occam’s Razor Burn
- Doctors Aren’t Healers
Dr. Grumpy writes some truly hilarious stuff. Whether writing about his personal experiences with patients, or sharing stories from others, Dr. Grumpy’s excellent blog is a wonderful way to spend some time. Learn about a potential serious side effect of a drug being studied (Spoiler alert: The side effect is death!), read hilarious exchanges between Dr. Grumpy and his patients, and enjoy lovely tales of life. There are also marvelous news tidbits, as the fancy strikes the good Doctor!
Highly recommended – Choosing a handful to share was tough! Simply pop onto his blog and have a field day!
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