10 health blogs you should read- a pair of docs and more

 

The final 2 blogs in this series are different;  while they have a founder and chief contributor, they feature posts from many writers, including non-healthcare professionals.

For the introduction and first 8 blogs, here are the links-

blogs by docs

3 blogs by 3 docs

a family (doc) reunion

I recommend all of these blogs because they

  • offer valid medical information on a variety of topics.
  • offer sound advice without quick fixes.
  • discuss common everyday health concerns.
  • discuss the healthcare system, how it works well and how it doesn’t.
  • offer insights on healthy living, both as individuals, families and a society.
  • show you how physicians think , feel and act , both as persons and professionals
  • will educate and challenge you.

ChangingAging with Dr.  Bill Thomas

Exploring Life Beyond Adulthood

“What we need is  a radical reinterpretation of longevity that makes elders (and their needs) central to our collective pursuit of happiness and well-being.”

On ChangingAging, Dr. Bill Thomas and other contributors explore “the terrain of human aging.”

Named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten Americans shaping aging, Dr. Thomas is internationally known for his health care system innovations.

Kavan Peterson ,Co-Founder/Editor writes,

“I think aging is integral to human development and growth, yet much feared and little understood. By nearly every measurement, the second half of life brings more happiness, fulfillment and satisfaction than the “glory days” of youth. Instead of embracing the many virtues of aging, society teaches us to value only the most superficial dimensions — our ability to look and act youthful. The consequences of this outlook are stupendously wasteful and harmful to both individuals and society at large.”

I have  had patients ask me, “Doctor, am I just getting old?”  And my answer is, yes, we all are. No matter your chronological age, we are all changing and aging; so whatever stage of life you are in, this blog can be useful to you. Even if you are not facing these challenges now, someone you love probably is, or you will eventually.

 

Here is a link to the top ChangingAging posts of 2015

And here they declare 2016 as the year we “fire ageism”

 

Dr. Thomas’ book

Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life

“offers groundbreaking insight to the postwar generation on facing their second coming of age, a developmental opportunity to reshape their lives and our society.”

 

Second Wind by Dr. Bill Thomas

 

 

 

KevinMD.com

Social Media’s leading physician voice

 

Founded in 2004 by Dr. Kevin Pho, KevinMD.com

 “shares the stories and insight of the many who intersect with our health care system, but are rarely heard from.”

Over 2,000 authors contribute to KevinMD.com: front-line primary care doctors, surgeons, specialist physicians, nurses, medical students, policy experts.

And of course, patients, who need the medical profession to hear their voices.

Many, if not most, of the medical contributors also have their own blogs or web sites.

Dr. Pho Kevin received his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine and practices internal medicine in Nashua, NH. Besides writing for the blog, he conceives and executes digital strategy and directs technology infrastructure,  and contributes to many other major publications including USA Today.

 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a minority physician? This post describes it from one doctor’s experience in dealing with racial slurs

Here is what it’s like being a black man in a white coat.

This patient-submitted post details the financial hardships of severe chronic illness.

There are also plenty of educational posts like this one explaining the right way to boost your child’s immune system.

The human immune system
The organs of the human immune system image image courtesy MedlinePlus

 

And if you are considering “alternative” forms of medical care, read this article first – what a naturopathic doctor thinks about her profession

 

 

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