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BEST SPECIAL INTEREST MEDICAL BLOGS–2020

Maybe a family member has a particular disease, or perhaps you’re interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine. Look to these blogs for a deeper dive into the specific topics that interest you.

42. CHILDHOOD OBESITY NEWS

Based on a book by pediatrician and childhood obesity expert Dr. Robert Pretlow, this blog covers everything from food addiction to public policy designed to curb weight gain. The insights shared onChildhood Obesity News can benefit parents, but also pediatricians and other doctors who work with children.

43. DR. JOHN M

Since heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, Dr. John Mandrola’s blog is a good read for just about everyone. While Dr. Mandrola, a cardiac electrophysiologist, often writes about the science of heart rhythm, he also educates readers about how to prevent heart disease through healthy lifestyle choices.

44. DR. BARNARD’S BLOG

Most people have heard someone refer to food as medicine, but it’s not usually very clear what they mean. Dr. Neal Barnard is the exception because, as a physician who specializes in nutrition and preventive medicine, he’s able to clearly explain the role food plays in disease prevention. In addition to written stories, Dr. Barnard’s Blog also uses infographics and other visuals to present information in a concise way.

45. NEUROSURGERY BLOG

At the top of the page, this blog states it’s “more than just brain surgery.” It becomes evident after a quick scroll reveals posts examining parts of the Affordable Care Act as well as pieces about maintaining spine health. That said, Neurosurgery Blog is also a reliable source of news and ideas about brain surgery.

46. DAVID L KATZ

Though Dr. David Katz writes stories about preventing chronic disease for multiple publications, some of his best work appears on LinkedIn. These posts often call out false claims Dr. Katz has seen in other headlines, frequently related to nutrition. Any time a somewhat suspicious study gets a lot of airtime, Dr. Katz will likely address what’s fact and what’s fiction through a blog post.

47. SEATTLE MAMA DOC

Parents often find themselves facing new health questions once they have children, and Seattle Mama Doc aims to answer them. Concerned about a recent food recall? Wondering how to start a conversation about the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle starting in adolescence? This blog can help parents navigate just about every health issue facing their children.

48. MENTAL HEALTH TODAY

Anyone interested in a little self-care would be wise to bookmark Mental Health Today’s blog page. Many of these posts are first-person accounts of living with a particular disorder, and they’re just as useful for individuals hoping to educate themselves as they are for people trying to manage the condition.

49. AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

This blog from the American Heart Association covers everything related to cardiac health, making it perfect for people with a family history of heart disease as well as those interested in pursuing a medical degree. Many of the stories focus on medical research, but there are plenty of survivor stories and no-nonsense pieces about nutrition.

50. DR. DAVID GEIER

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. David Geier offers insight on injury treatment and prevention for every level of athlete. Those interested in hearing about a particular topic at length, such as how safe an exercise is, should be sure to check out Dr. Geier’s regular podcasts.

51. GERIPAL

GeriPal covers news, research, and policy commentary related to geriatrics and palliative care. These stories can be useful for physicians and others working in the health care industry, but they’re equally relevant to people who take care of elderly relatives. GeriPal gets bonus points for tackling some

52. NEUROSKEPTIC

Discover Magazine’s neuroscience and psychology blog takes a critical look at the latest research and news. How critical? The author revealed some quality issues with four scientific journals after successfully getting them to accept a Star Wars-themed paper, despite numerous errors and silly movie quotes.

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