Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Medblogs

Forbes' choices in the their Best of the Web. I've visited several and will investigate the rest. My favorites this far, GruntDoc, Symtym and Medgadget, are linked into this blog at the right.

Medical advice, suspect or not, has long been available on the Web. Now, you can add medical blogs to the list. Of course, the information here is no substitute for a visit to the doctor, but those posting articles and commentary on these blogs can help you to become more informed and ask the right questions when you do visit the doctor. While there are plenty of blogs not written by qualified experts, the ones reviewed here come from doctors, professors and scientists. True, some blogs are written at a high level and intended mostly for other doctors. Often, doctors use their blogs to ramble on about difficult patients, malpractice lawyers and pushy drug companies. But you'll also find insightful thoughts on topics such as drug warnings, treatments and analysis on the latest medical news