Advocacy

GRAND ROUNDS, Vol 2, No 4: Go Meds!

I am honored to host this week’s Grand Rounds, the weekly roundup of what’s happening in the health and medical blogosphere, going strong for over a year now.
This looks to be the first hosting by a blogger from the other side of the medical ledger (!), patient that I am. Quite right, I believe, in this new era of Citizen Journalism and Participatory Medicine, that the Informed Patient should stand up and be heard!…

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Carnival of Compassion No. 3: Reaching Out

Welcome to the Greatest Show on Earth! The newly launched Carnival of Compassion (edition No. 3 here), the definitive showcase of how insta-publishing technology is allowing people with all variety of afflictions to reach out, share, inform and care for one another.
According to the Wall St. Journal, no one officially tracks patient blogs, but “there are ‘hundreds of thousands’ of people blogging about illnesses, caring for parents, dealing with end-of-life issues and pregnancy,” estimates…

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Diabetes Web Update No. 16; The Patient Carnival

Actually I’ve lost count, but 16 sounded good. Anyway, check out another new diabetes blog by a doctor at JJS Diabetes: Dr. John J. Schelmet from New Jersey has the unique idea of maintaining a blog for his practice. Patients can learn about diabetes stuff right there with information on the office staff and upcoming schedule changes. I wish my doctor were so proactive on the Net! Neat.
Then there’s Carl Wood out of the…

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Yet MORE Diabetes Blogs, etc.

It’s a veritable avalanche! At least two more new diabetes blogs have appeared on the scene, not to mention the seemingly endless sites and resources I keep finding as I dig ever deeper. (Soon you may have to send out the rescue dogs, ’cause I gotta get some other work done here But for now, here’s what’s new and/or interesting:
* 22-year-old Rob from Canada is making an impressive debut with his new blog DIABolic.…

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Make That Four with a Twist: TeenTalk Host Starts a Blog

Yet another new flavor of diabetes blog has arrived in the form of Lemonade Life, a new blog just launched by a 19-year-old college student to reach teens and young adults. Allison Blass is the host of Teen Talk, an online chat for teens with diabetes at DiabetesStation.com, and has been itching to branch out on her own, she tells me.
Enough of us thirty-something women with families! Time for something for teens, Allison notes.…

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