There are SO many blogs on the net, some are not worth the time of day, but the ones listed here are excellent (IMHO!) and well worth your time.
If you know of any blogs that are good - send them to me!
Remember - The Furry Monkey does NOT endorse ANY site.
A fellow monkey on the web. He's really a 31 year old guy living in the UK doing a job in IT that he's really rather not that bothered about. Anything else you want to know, just ask.
I had an email from Jane telling me about this blog. It's not totally medical but has some medical bits in it, well worth a read and have a giggle at the same time with parts of it!
The Furry Monkey
Of course this is an excellent, AWARD WINING BLOG by a wonderful person called Karen who has PrimaryBone Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. (Blatant self plug can't hurt can it?!?!?).
Mark's Cholangiocarcinoma was discovered on a follow up CT scan for an unrelated issue by a primary care provider in July 2009. He had no clinical symptoms. Just shows that not everyone has 'normal' symptoms and a straight forward diagnosis following those symptoms. Keep fighting Mark and loads of information there for people in the same position.
Cancer Comic Strip
Suze emailed me regarding her Blog and admitted to unashamedly stealing a joke from my site. Thanks for being so honest Suze and the link is here for all to share with you!
Carries NHL BLog
Carrie stopped by my Guestbook and I've since gone to her website and read her story. She's blogging for all she's worth so give it a read. Some lovely photos on there Carrie! Keep that smile going, it helps!
My Gap Year
50 year old woman takes time out to discover herself! Loads of lovely photos on there too. Go and have a look see...
Saint Lymphomas Institute
David Corby writes at Saint Lymphoma's Institute about his Lymphoma battle. He is now in remission and has temporarily ended the blog, a new one will be coming soon as the story changes.
Patient Destiny...it is all about patient empowerment and the need for all of us, but especially those with a chronic illness or condition, must have unfettered access to our own personal health information and control over the privacy of the very personal information therein. This is a Canadian site but it affects every country - make sure you are empowered as a patient - oh and watch out for the Furry Monkey on there....!!!
A Weekly Blog from a 3rd Year Medical Student
The title says it all really doesn't it...!?!?!? This came from a lovely guy who shall remain nameless (confidentiality and all that!!!). There aren't many sites out there from a Clinical Medical Student so give this one a good read, it makes interesting reading seeing it from the 'other side' so to speak. Now this is someone I can ask lots of questions that have had me wondering different things. Watch out...here comes the Top 10 questions from a Furry Monkey!
Not strictly a blog but it's excellent none the less, so I had to share it with you all. Two real life Doctors, who sing ultra-sweary and totally hilarious songs, mainly relating to the medical world of course! Check out Dr Adam Kay and Dr Suman Biswas if you get a mo!
The songs are at http://www.fridaytowers.com/fitness/listen.php (featuring the ultra-sweary London Underground song)....excellent!!
You can buy their CD for the princely sum of £9.99 with 10% of all proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support.
It has all NIH's PubMed documents, plus patents and thousands of other full-text journals are being added shortly, which will make it the most comprehensive FREE search around. Well worth a look!
Bluerush (H1N1 Swine Flu)
A website url sent to me by Felix all about Bluerush. They have a detailed site all about Swine Flu - all you need to know basically. I know that the 'major panic' seems to be over, but if you get it (and it is still out there!) then here's the place to check it all out.
Brain Blogger covers topics from multidimensional biopsychosocial perspectives. It reviews the latest news and stories related to neuroscience, psychiatry, and neurology. An American site, but lots of useful information on there for you all to check out.
An intriguing look into the modern issues facing the field of dermatology. Published by James Gormley, who is highly respected in the field of dermatology, excellent science, high quality blog.
The musings and occasional rantings of Magwitch,an ECP in the front line in the South East.
Emily's Blog Space
Emily is a medical student and has started a medical blog geared largely toward medical education. Check it out for very interesting info, medical student or not!
Eureka - the monthly science magazine from The Times
The Times has played a key role in covering science since 1785, from being the forum where Alfred Nobel, Charles Darwin and Einstein discussed ideas, to hiring their first Science Correspondent in 1911 and the first Ocean Correspondent in 2008. Eureka will cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from life sciences to earth sciences and from green issues to oceanography. Its focus will be on the latest scientific developments, how and why they matter, the people behind them and solutions for the future. It's not just for scientists, give it a read...!
Geeky Medics (great name!)
Thanks Lewis for letting me know about your site. Looks like you have loads of information on there that is useful for medics and us patients too. Thanks again as there's loads of useful info on there that I've read.
Declan emailed me to tell me about this FREE RESOURCE for medical students. It covers everything from A to Z (well almost!) and includes Oncology. Well worth a look!
This came to me via a geek of medicine and computers. He works as a Junior Doctor and is using technology to improve things. Check out his fledgling blog by clicking the name above!
This site came to me through my guestbook - so hello Chris!!! MedRevise is the home of free medical revision on the web. Not too in depth, nor too short, and with a great sense of humour! This site is a medical revision wiki, and it's growing all the time...
Not quite a blog as such (click www.stuart-hall.com for the authors own blog). Although the Monkey doesn't normally endorse commercial sites, this one has some excellent information contained within it like "using gaming technology to save llives".
Nick from Memorable Medicine contacted me through my guestbook. His website is a free revision resource for medical students. Go and check it out - it might help you with that vital piece of info you need for the next exam!
Iis a blog by Mark Myers, an Emergency Medical Dispatcher for London Ambulance Service.
NHS Blog Doctor
Dr Crippen is angry! He has worked for over 20 years in the NHS. He watches and weeps as the Health Service, slowly but inexorably, is destroyed. He takes a sad, sometimes humorous, sometimes cynical, look at the health care from the inside.
The ramblings of a Paramedic Stretcher Monkey - very colourful blog telling it as it is. Scary huh!
StorytellERdoc - A Peek Behind the Curtain....
I am a husband. I am a father of three. I am an ER physician of 16 years. I am a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, a nephew, and a friend, always. I am an athlete. I am small-town. I live in a big town. I am from a large, forestry family. I miss my mother's voice. I enjoy life's simpler, mundane moments. I am humbled daily. I am privileged with many blessings in my life. I am a writer. Go check it out...makes very interesting reading!!!
Tales from Tragedy Tower - Life at NHS Direct
Tragic stories from NHS Direct - but true which is the sad part. People are just SO dumb it defies belief these days. A Health Advisor at NHS Direct, they'vebeen there for 2 years. Every time they think they've heard everything, someone else calls. Reasonably content with my lot, (AfC and Transformation notwithstanding!) and they intend to stay there untilthey finally finish their MSc, so there's more than enough material.
The Cheerful Oncologist
Very interesting blog, some quite medical/technical bits but easily understood. Makes you realise why acronyms are used in the NHS anyway!
The Ferret Fancier
"A ranting vehicle to drive where the moment takes him" are the first words on this site sent to me. It makes interesting reading, and he even has a monkey picture on there...not as good as moi of course, but then I am unique....and modest too!
The Paramedics Diary
This guy is a Registered Paramedic who works for the London Ambulance Service in Central London. A graphic but honest blog here. Give it a go, but you have been warned about the graphic bits.
The World Through The Eyes of an EMT
The The thoughts, ponderings and experiences of an EMT working for the London Ambulance Service.
Medical Tourism (also known as Health Tourism, Medical Travel and Global Health Care) is a term describing patients receiving medical care across their national borders. Medical Tourism offers a good, alternative solution to local healthcare costs and availability as it's cost efficient and usually offers short waiting lists. This is sometimes available on the NHS if there is a long waiting list in your Trust. The site also has information on various cancers, so check it out for further info.
Tom on Medicine
Tom emailed me about his blog which relates his experiences in medicine, he's a first year Medic at Oxford. Go and have a look - he could be treating you in a few years time!
The blog of a bloke who grew up on a tiny rock in the middle of the sea. He spent years looking after people's kids, setting off fireworks, researching prison sentences for High Court Judges and sticking plasters on people at public events. At the end of it all, he decided the plasters were the best bet and chose to do it professionally. He now trundles around Edinburgh, Scotland flashing blue lights and making "Mee-maw" noises while swearing at taxi drivers. He also, on occasion, practices a little emergency medicine, though most of the time he's a glorified taxi driver. Still, he suits green.
Wisepress Medical Bookshop
Wisepress are the specialists in medical books and offer easy access to books from all medical publishers. If you need a medical book - then it sounds like they'll have it - or can get it!!!