The Top 10 Healthcare blog ranking was last updated 07/08/2019.
Staying in the top spot for another year is Special Needs Jungle. Tania Tirraoro created the blog back in 2008 as a place to share her experience and the knowledge she’d gained as she navigated the statementing system for her younger son. Special Needs Jungle has now transformed from a personal blog into a site dedicated to providing useful information about special educational needs and disability issues faced by children and their parents. A mix of personal stories from parents to resources which help families understand how the special educational needs system works, Tania has grown Special Needs Jungle into a vital resource for parents and carers of children with special needs and disabilities.
Moving into second place is The Mental Elf. Founded back in 2011 by André Tomlin, The Mental Elf started life as a place to share articles and information around research and reports into mental health. The Mental Elf now has a team of mental health experts from around the world contributing to the site, providing readers with up-to-date information on mental health research and guidance. With its own podcast, The Mental Elf has a loyal following from across the healthcare profession and academics.
Created by Sarah Chapman back in 2012, Evidently Cochrane is focused on making sure research reviews into healthcare and health policy are accessible to all. A former registered general nurse, Sarah wanted to help anyone making a decision about health to have access to as much clear information as possible. Evidently Cochrane has a number of guest bloggers, each bringing their own area of expertise to the blog, from pregnancy and childbirth to men’s health.
Same Difference is the creation of Sarah Ismail, who wanted to create a blog focusing on how disability is portrayed in the media and celebrating the progress of disability rights. Determined not to fixate on the things she cannot do, Sarah shares her achievements and successes with readers of Same Difference, focusing on the similarities, rather than the differences. Same Difference is not a blog to shy away from opinion as Sarah shares her views on changes in disability policy and misrepresentation of disability in the media.
Deborah Wyatt created talkhealth back in 2000 following the birth of her daughter with a chronic eczema condition. talkhealth blog aims to share the latest health and support information, making it accessible for all and creating a community where people can share their health issues and questions with each other. talkhealth blog now has a team of contributors sharing their advice and insight into a variety of health topics, from the importance of a good night’s sleep to tips on healthcare when travelling.
The Hippocratic Post was founded by Thea Jourdan, Carole Stone and Jane Johnson with the aim of connecting health professionals from around the world through their online community. Featuring guest posts from academics at leading institutions including Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge, The Hippocratic Post is a reputable source of information for anyone looking for health advice or research. Covering healthcare issues in the news, The Hippocratic Post shares its take on what’s hitting the headlines, from the need for burial corridors alongside motorways to reviewing the changes in the WHO mental health guidelines.
Ruth Holroyd started her blog What Allergy? almost by accident back in April 2009 as she was researching her own allergy journey. Ruth posts about a number of allergies, whether it’s how to treat ear eczema or surviving a camping holiday with allergies, classing What Allergy? as the official freefrom blog. What Allergy? has plenty of helpful tips and advice on how to live with allergies, especially natural remedies for a number of issues, from cold sores to dealing with an eczema flare up.
A brand-new entry into our healthcare ranking is Psychreg. Founded by Dennis Relojo-Howell in 2014, the blog was started as a directory for people interested in psychology. Since then, Psychreg has grown into a psychology platform sharing news and resources with its community. Psychreg has plenty of helpful articles and resources, from tips on handling anxiety to real-life stories from people living with mental health issues. Psychreg even has its own podcast so you can stay up-to-date while you’re on the move.
Journalist and author Alex Gazzola started Allergy Insight back in 2010 when he was frustrated by how the media reported information on wheat hypersensitivity without questioning the findings. Allergy Insight covers a wide range of allergy issues, including food, skin and intolerance disorders, from providing handy lists on nut-safe spreads in the UK and North America to regular updates on changes to food packaging, helping his readers make safe food choices when they’re out and about.
10. Be Healthy Now
Be Healthy Now was created by Slovenian-born Petra Kavos as a place to share her thoughts and ideas on living a healthier life. Be Healthy Now takes a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, focusing on leading a natural lifestyle and promoting a healthy body and mind. Petra understands that healthy living is all about balance and Be Healthy Now provides readers with the tools and advice to create toxin-free meals alongside natural remedies to common health issues such as dry eyes and hayfever.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these Healthcare blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.