Best of the medblogs

There’s a lot of compelling and interesting content out there in the medblogosphere. Just ask the readers who voted in the annual Medical Weblog Awards this past month to select the outstanding entries from 2009.

There were a ton of nominees for the awards, demonstrating how active the medical blogging community has become. Finalists were selected by the editors of Medgadget; readers were allowed to vote online for their favorites. The polls closed last week.

So who won? The winners for 2009 are announced here. There are seven of them:

- Best Medical Weblog of 2009.

- Best New Medical Weblog.

- Best Literary Medical Weblog.

- Best Clinical Weblog.

- Best Health Policies/Ethics Weblog.

- Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog.

- Best Patient’s Blog.

I was already familiar with many of the entrants but I discovered several newer blogs as well that I want to bookmark and continue to follow. Take some time to follow the links and check out all the blogs; perhaps you’ll find some that become your favorites.

The editors at Medgadget note, "We feel that during the last year, the medical blogosphere has matured, and it now displays the level of writing, reporting, and commentary that challenges traditional media." I prefer to think of it as widening the perspective of medical writing, reporting and commentary in ways that weren’t previously possible. These bloggers bring a unique voice to the discussion, and it’s good to see them recognized. Congrats to all the winners.

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