The weekly rundown, Dec. 22

Blog highlights from the past week:

Most-read post: Health care’s four-letter word.

Also-ran: Holiday spirits.

Most-read from the archives: Who are you? Misadventures in misidentification, from July 23, 2009.

Links with the most clicks: the Kandiyohi County Drug-Free Communities Coalition alcohol-free drink recipes; the Costs of Care blog.

Search term of the week: “being bald in Europe.”

The weekly rundown, Dec. 8

Blog highlights from the past week:

Most-read posts: A rant about safety; Noteworthy 1.1; Happy 2nd blogiversary.

Most-read posts from the archive: Bald ain’t beautiful, from May 25; Fudging the record, from May 21.

Most blog traffic:  Friday, Dec. 3.

Top referring links: wctrib.com; West Central Tribune on Facebook.

Search term of the week: “nagging about diabetes.”

The weekly rundown, Dec. 1

Blog highlights from the past week:

Most-read posts: The patient experience; Defining quality care.

Up and coming: A calorie reality check; Healthy Area Voices.

Most-read from the archives: Health care professionals behaving badly, from Oct. 27, 2009; Doc around the clock, from Oct. 8, 2010.

Most blog traffic: Monday, Nov. 29.

Search term of the week: “moonlighting psychiatrist.”

The weekly rundown, Nov. 24

Blog highlights from the past week:

Most-read posts: X marks the spot… not; Measuring medical care.

Up and coming: A calorie reality check.

Most-read from the archives: Bedside manner; Extreme, baby! Carrots.

Most blog traffic: Thursday, Nov. 18.

Link with the most clicks: The Minnesota Department of Health provider quality performance report from this post.

Search term of the week: “morgue toe tag.”

The weekly rundown, Nov. 17

Blog highlights from the past week:

Most-read posts: Medicine and the social media; OTC? Get a prescription for that; Settling the score.

Most-read from the archives: Medical trivia quiz: the answers, published April 2 (What?? They looked at the answers first?); Room of horrors, from March 3.

Top referring sites: Wctrib.com; Grand Forks Herald.com; Inforum.com.

Most blog traffic: Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Search term of the week: “I hate flu shots.”

The weekly rundown, Nov. 10

Starting today, a new feature will appear on this blog: a weekly summary of the top posts, incoming links, hot issues and other noteworthy statistics. Here’s the rundown for the past week:

Most-read: Dumbing it down; Repealing health care reform?

Up and coming: Nagging vs. helping.

Most-read older posts: The burden of unpaid hospital bills, which was posted June 14; When the patient is a no-show, published March 19.

Most blog traffic: Monday, Nov. 8.

Top searches: “health care reform repeal” and multiple variations thereof.

Quirkiest search of the week: “cookies and milk mad Santa.”