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In a previous series I recommended several physician written health blogs. In this post, I revisit some of those sites, and introduce you to a few more I have discovered.
These blogs are all written exclusively or mostly by physicians, or other healthcare professionals. While personal health blogs can be interesting and helpful, blogs that offer information from people who study and practice health and health care professionally offer extra benefits.
White Coat Pink Apron– good food for busy people
Dr. Diana, a Boston allergy specialist, blogs about food and shares recipes that are
“quick, easy, generally toddler-friendly, and sometimes Armenian, that anyone can make.”
In this post she shares two recipes for fish, salmon and cod, that adhere to the Paleo concept- no grains ,no beans, no dairy, and no sugar.
LEMON ROASTED SALMON AND KALE
Alert and Oriented.com
Dr. Michel Accad continues to blog about health care policies and economics, the doctor-patient relationship, and medical history, philosophy, and ethics.
According to Dr. Accad, human health is uninsurable; our bodies are not machines so cannot be evaluated objectively. He argues that health insurance is an income subsidy that helps sick people pay for medical care. In this thought provoking post, he explains why
Health insurance is not insurance
He has also published a book,
Moving Mountains: A Socratic Challenge to the Theory and Practice of Population Medicine
“This book will be of great interest to any reader concerned about healthcare. It will be of particular appeal to medical and public health students, as well as to healthcare professionals, including academics open to a challenging perspective.” Amazon
2 peds in a pod– (peds meaning pediatricians)
Practical pediatrics for parents on the go
Dr. Julie Kardos and Dr. Naline Lai practice pediatrics together and co-author this blog about infant, child, and adolescent health issues. Including “Essentials of Life- eat, sleep, drink, pee, poop, love”
Here they explain how to read food packaging labels accurately.
Deception in Packaging: Navigating the Nutrition Information Highway
Freud and Fashion
by psychiatrist Vania Manipod, DO
…BECAUSE IT’S STYLISH TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, ESPECIALLY HOW WE MAINTAIN OUR OWN.
Dr. Manipod is active on several social media sites as well as her blog. As a psychiatrist, she focuses on mental health, for both patients and other physicians.
She offers Advice on How To Cope With Burnout, advice she tries to take herself.
And in an interview post she discusses
how a New York woman fights the stigma of mental illness
Just a family doctor speaking up from the frontlines of medicine
Dr. Linda Girgis, M.D. has published a fiction book, Pandemic Rising
“The year is 2025 and there is a war of worlds in full swing: pathogens versus humanity. In the antibiotic-resistance era, people are living in a petri dish of toxic microbes. Unfortunately, humanity lost its most powerful weapons, antibiotics, when previous generations of doctors prescribed them indiscriminately. Additionally, the efficacy of vaccines waned when people refused these fortresses based on mythological beliefs. Across the globe, tens of thousands are dying while scientists and doctors race to find a cure and vaccine for these super-bugs. Will the medical community of scientists and doctors succeed in developing new ammunition? Or will humanity die off in the battle against the new world order of infectious diseases and pandemics?” Amazon
On her blog, she shares a poignant story about a terminally ill patient with an unshakable will to live in this post-
A Lesson a Patient Taught Me about Defying Death
Please visit at least one of these doctor bloggers, and leave them a comment. They will appreciate the support and you may learn something new.
Previous posts about doctor bloggers
10 health blogs you should read- a pair of docs and more
10 health blogs you should read- a family (doc) reunion
10 health blogs you should read- blogs by docs
10 health blogs you should read- 3 blogs by 3 docs
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