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Blogs of Interest

Centre for Medical Humanities

“News, updates and insights from the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University.”

Department of Social Science Health & Medicine at King’s College, London

A news and events blog. The department’s mission is “to address the changing landscape of health and medicine from a social science perspective.”

Genevalues

“A blog about the ethics and economics of personalized medicine” from Dr. Stuart Hogarth of the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at King’s College, London.

Healthcare Communication News

This blog from the communications giant Ragan is “a daily website that highlights the latest news in health care social media, marketing, health communications, Pharma, physicians and mobile health.”

Health Communication Research

A personal blog from Michael Mackert of the Department of Advertising and Public Relations and School of Public Health at the University of Texas, Austin. His research interest is in “strategies that can be used in traditional and new digital media to provide effective health communication to low health literate audiences.”

Humanities and Health

Categories in this blog from the Centre for the Humanities and Health, King’s College, London, include bioethics, health policy and sociology, the history of medicine, and medicine and the arts. Lectures, seminars, and other news are featured.

KevinMD.com

Over 1,000 “front-line primary care doctors, surgeons, specialist physicians, nurses, medical students, and policy experts” contribute to MedPage Today’s KevinMD.com, which is billed as “social media’s leading physician voice.” The site also includes a forum for posts from patients.

Literature, Arts and Medicine Blog

Posts up through 2012 from the NYU School of Medicine. “A forum for scholarly discussion of ongoing projects in medical, nursing, premedical, graduate, and postgraduate education and research that use the humanities, social sciences, and the arts to address current issues in medicine and bioscience.”

Med Humanities

This blog offers occasional posts on such topics as “the ethical implications of the social determinants of health, the correlation between chronic illness and public health policy, the under-treatment of pain, and the history of medical treatment in the USA over the past 100 years.”

The Medical Humanities Blog

From the Medical Humanities journal, this is one of the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) group  blogs. It offers staff and guest posts, news, reviews, and extensive lists of blogs and resources on medical humanities topics.

Medicine, Health, and History

The personal blog of Paul E. Stepansky, “a historian of ideas specializing in American medicine and psychiatry.” Post subjects range widely through medical history.

PLOS Blogs

The nonprofit publisher PLOS (The Public Library of Science) offers six staff blogs and hosts a network of more than a dozen independent blogs on science and medicine.

The Social Medicine Portal

The Department of Family and Social Medicine of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers this portal for “links to websites, documents and presentations devoted to social medicine … as an alternative to corporate health.”

Somatosphere

“A collaborative website covering the intersections of medical anthropology, science and technology studies, cultural psychiatry, psychology and bioethics.” Posts include literature reviews, web roundups, teaching resources, and news.