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As you may have noticed, this blog has turned a little gimmicky lately. I have music monday, wordless wednesday and friday funnies and nary a regular old fashioned post in between. I feel kind of guilty about this, but then I realize, I have been very busy. I can’t crank out the thoughtful, heartfelt, quality posts I would like to on a daily basis. In short, I am running out of gas on the solo blog thing. The alternative, since this is really a hobby is to do the slow blogging thing. I am only writing when a great idea hits me, or to navel gaze, in the case of this post. Read the rest of this entry »
Healthcare is a big business in the US, and getting bigger all the time. The internet and social media have entered the action in response to consumer demand for information as part of a healthy desire for, well, more health. For the venture capitalist this means opportunity with a capital O.
This consumer demand is as old as mankind. Through the ages, communities around the globe have depended on their shamans, clerics, or medicine men. Science and evidence base led to startling new developments beginning in the nineteenth century. As the science of medicine has evolved, the now infamous snake oil salesmen emerged with it. Travelling across the country, they pawned off Aunt Elmira’s secret miracle health tonic as the cure from everything from hangnail to heart disease. Read the rest of this entry »
Over at MedPage Today, Dr. Val presents a very special Inauguration day Grand Rounds, giving our new president some pointers and principles by which he might guide health care reform with wisdom and virtue. It is very well done, not the least because my post was featured. Check it out for some great thoughts on the state of medicine today.
The Gene Genie carnival is out at Genetic Future, with its finger on the pulse of our genes and the future, Encephalon is out at the Mouse Trap for those looking for the neuroscience slant, and a very fine Surgexperiences landed some neurosurgeon named Gupta to guest host/distract from the drama of the OR at Vagus Surgicalis aka Monash Medical Student. Enjoy.
Doctors save lives, Nurses save doctors and lives.
Also, the voting for the first annual People’s Health Blogger awards has been extended through the end of the month for those who were discouraged by the long waits. Click on the upper left hand button to give me a boost and join my untold legions of fans.
That is all. Enjoy.
The finalists have been announced by Medgadget for the 2008 Medical Blog Awards. I am afraid the competition for best new blog was extremely stiff and I did not make the cut. Neither did a couple of my favorites, Mothers in Medicine or Rural Doctoring, that I thought could easily have won the whole thing, so I guess I’m in good company.
This means that the blogs that remain are extraordinary, including some of my own favorites, like Notes of an Anesthesioboist, Reflections in a Head Mirror, Other Things Amanzi, Brass and Ivory and Soulful Sepulchre. Voting opens Jan 6th and continues through the 17th so head over there and let your voice be heard.
I may be down in the awards gig, but I’m not yet out. I have rallied for a surprising top 20 appearance in the People’s Healthblogger Awards at Wellsphere. Voting remains open through the 15th, so anyone kind enough to offer their support should head right over and give me a shout out as well.
This weeks’ Grand Rounds is up at a chronic dose, featuring what the contributors, myself included, thought was their best post of the year, making for some very high quality stuff. So which post did I submit–you will just have to go there and see if I made a terrible mistake, or not. Check it out for the best medical blogging on the web.
In other blatant self promoting news, At Wellsphere, voting is ongoing for the people’s health blogger awards, and thanks to me, I am in the running. To vote, just click on the very prominent badge on my sidebar, or follow the above link. I would greatly appreciate the support and vote of those three people who read regularly and anyone else who may feel so inclined.
I am also very excited to announce that Mind, Soul, and Body has been nominated for Best new medical Weblog established 2008 at the Medical Blog awards at Medgadget. My humble thanks to Disillusioned for picking up on my hint. I had feared in my own irrational way that no one would take me up on it. I will announce when it is time for the actual voting, and if I made the cut. I really do appreciate any support.
Epocrates is sponsoring the 2008 medical weblog awards at Medgadget, and they are currently taking nominations.
As you should already know, the medical blogosphere is stuffed full of great blogs, but if a certain neuroscience, medicine, doctor, spirituality, Mormonism, philosophy, psychology, brain, neurology blog happens to be your thing, too bad. That’s not a category.
–However, best new blog might be a possibility. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know what I mean, know what I mean.)
In any case, head on over here to nominate your favorites. The more voices the better.