BEST GENERAL MEDICAL BLOGS — 2020

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If you’re interested in a wide range of medical topics, these blogs are worth checking out. They’re also great for those who want to be more informed about health, but have difficulty figuring out where to start.

1. WELL

Part of The New York Times, Well is a great resource for everything, from the latest research about a particular type of exercise to navigating romantic relationships. Ask Well, a column that taps physicians and other experts to answer common health questions, is another highlight of the blog.

2. KEVINMD.COM

Internal medicine physician Dr. Kevin Pho founded this cult-favorite medical blog in 2004. TheKevinMD.com contributor network has grown to thousands since then, featuring surgeons, nurses, medical school students and more. No topic is off-limits here, so consider it a one-stop shop for medical information.

3. WEBMD DOCTORS

The well-known health website has quite a collection of blogs, but WebMD Doctors stands out for how relatable it is. Each post is penned by a physician, and the topics can be about parenting, heart medication, or how even health professionals struggle with healthy eating.

4. CEDARS-SINAI BLOG

Plenty of medical institutions have blogs, but Cedars-Sinai’s stands out for covering genuinely interesting topics. Instead of numerous posts about their faculty and facilities, expect to read about health topics relevant to just about everyone.

5. KAISER HEALTH NEWS

If you find yourself constantly bookmarking health sections on news websites, Kaiser Health News is a must-follow. Knowing where to start can be overwhelming with so many topics to choose from, so using the KHN Morning Briefing is a nice way to see a snapshot of all the latest health happenings.

6. HARVARD HEALTH BLOG

This blog is part of Harvard Medical School’s family of publications and manages to answer questions most of us didn’t even think to ask. While topics are hard-hitting, don’t expect to find anything terribly obscure when scrolling through these posts.

7. EVERYDAY HEALTH

There’s a good chance Everyday Health is the most appropriately named blog on this list because it focuses on the health topics that consistently affect a wide range of people. They also get kudos for addressing the emotional challenges folks face when managing different conditions.

8. SHOTS

This health blog from NPR takes a fairly broad look at the medical world, so there’s something for everyone. In addition to the typical news, there’s also some commentary about the intersection of health and pop culture, plus the occasional feel-good piece.

9. HEALTH ESSENTIALS

Given Cleveland Clinic is widely regarded as one of the best hospitals in the country, it makes sense their Health Essentials blog is top-notch. There’s a good balance of practical health information, safety tips and even healthy recipes.

10. DR. MIKE SEVILLA

Family physician Dr. Mike Sevilla pens a blog geared toward parents. Expect to see a lot of information regarding safety, commentary on trending topics, and a sprinkling of news video segments featuring Sevilla himself.

11. TO YOUR HEALTH

The Washington Post’s health blog takes a very news-focused approach, covering new studies, diseases impacting the country and world, and some stories with a bit of shock factor. It’s a great resource for following up on the stories that often get just 20 seconds of coverage during your favorite morning news broadcasts.

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