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A recent headline-grabbing article in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that regular colonoscopy every 10 years in non-high risk patients can reduce the incidence of advanced colon cancer by up to 70%. It is important to know though that there is no evidence that colonoscopy, a test with a 1 in 1200 incidence of colonic perforation which in some cases can be lethal, and which is quite expensive has never been shown to be more effective than annual fecal occult blood testing. Interestingly according to an article on WebMD the lead author of this article recommends fecal occult blood testing annually for colon cancer screening.

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 Send a Birthday Card That Could Save Your Life.

Colonoscopy has the theoretical advantages of finding precancerous polyps that can be “harvested” prior to malignant transformation, and preventing colon cancer. The cost, need for an extensive colon preparation, need to take a day off work, have someone to drive you home from the procedure, fear or other impediments may make colonoscopy something you don’t choose to get done. If so, or if you simply prefer fecal occult blood testing you don’t need to feel neglectful. Just choose this different type of birthday card each year around the time of your birthday. This one can do more than make you smile. It could save your life.

db's Medical Rants

db is the nickname for Dr. Robert M. Centor. db stand both for Dr. Bob and da boss. Thus, my golfing buddies nicknamed me db (for Dr. Bob) and my colleagues also nicknamed me db (for da boss). I am an academic general internist at the University of Alabama School of Medicine

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Internal medicine, Pediatrics and Philosophy.


DrJohnM is a medical blog that I began in 2009 on a whim without any grand plan. One thing led to another, and I was hooked. I love being a learner. I feel like I’m behind. I spent so much time learning biology and medicine, I didn’t get to learn much else. Mostly, I write about electrophysiology, cardiology, health, doctoring and endurance sports. The internet overflows with information on topics that I write about, like atrial fibrillation, for instance. My goal is not to replicate an encyclopedia, but to provide an inside-the-ropes look at things that I know and live.


EMCrit is devoted to Maximally Aggressive Care: Maximally Aggressive Curative Care and Maximally Aggressive Palliative Care To that end, we bring the best evidence-based information from the fields of critical care, resuscitation, and trauma and translate it for bedside use in the Emergency Department (ED) and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).


I'm Allen, also known as GruntDoc. I chose GruntDoc as, when I was getting my first email address I was a doctor for the USMC infantry, who are somewhat affectionately known as grunts. Although I'm no longer on active duty, it still fits, because now I'm an Emergency Medicine doc who just works shifts. I'm a grunt in the Doctor world.

Jay Parkinson MD, MPH

I believe healthcare should be accessible, affordable, and personal.

MD Whistleblower

I am a full time practicing physician and writer. I write about the joys and challenges of medical practice including controversies in the doctor-patient relationship, medical ethics and measuring medical quality. When I'm not writing, I'm performing colonoscopies. MD Whistleblower presents vignettes and commentaries on the medical profession. We peek 'behind the medical curtain' and deliver candor and controversy in every post.


This blog has no formal pre-publication peer review. As such it should be viewed similarly to a lecture at grand rounds or a conference (neither of which has pre-publication peer review either). References to relevant literature are provided wherever possible, and readers are encouraged to delve into this literature and reach their own conclusions.

I’m Rada (like Prada without the P), aka Dr. Jones, and I’m just about to retire from Emergency Medicine. I’ve also worked as a doctor on cruise ships, a mechanical engineer, a play therapist, a translator and a Mary Kay lady. Before dusk I look just like everybody else but much to everybody’s consternation I speak like a vampire, since I lived most of my life in Transylvania. Steve imported us 20 years ago and his life has never been the same since. I’m planning to write a novel about the ER and another one about Dracula’s gay younger brother, but for now it’s just this blog.

The Tox and The Hound (EMCrit)

As medical toxicologists we have sat, laid down, and rolled over, as other medical professionals have dominated FOAMtox and social media. We know that you are begging for toxicology content. We know that the contributions we have individually made over the years are only scratching at the surface. We know this is our territory and it is time we mark it. That is why we are unleashing the Tox and the Hound.

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The mission of this website is to rediscover how much the art of medicine means and allow us to reconnect to our roots once again.

Bioethics Discussion Blog

What have you been reading, hearing or TV viewing that has provoked some feelings of comfort or concern about what is happening in the world of medicine, medical care, treatment or science? Ethics is all about doing the right thing. Are you aware of any issues in medicine or biologic science which are being done right, could be improved or in fact represent totally unethical behavior? Write about them here.. and I will too!


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Dalai's PACs Blog

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The latest in medical research -- relevant, bizarre, humorous, but always up-to-date -- and office notes from a PCP of the West.

Dr. Wes

Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.

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Internet Journal Of Emerging Medical Technologies.

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Mothers in Medicine is a group blog by physician-mothers, writing about the unique challenges and joys of tending to two distinct patient populations, both of whom can be quite demanding. We are on call every single day.

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Hospitalist in Northwest Arkansas opining on clinical topics, the interface between medicine and politics and whatever else grabs my attention.


Our target audience is the professionals (MD, DO, RN, LPN, LVN, Home Health Aide, ARNP, SW, Chaplain, Administrators, PT, OT, Speech, Pharmacy, etc.) working in hospice & palliative medicine, but we welcome all readers to this blog, including patients, families and other medical professionals outside of this field.

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State of medicine from a technical and philosophical point of view.

Sumer's Radiology Site

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My time out of the operating room.

Tea With MD

A sweeter way to chat about medicine! After four years of college, three years of medical school, and one year of traveling the world learning how to be a medical journalist, I have finally decided that it is, not time to graduate medical school yet (I wish!) but rather, time for me to have my very own blog. I want to write about anything and everything health related - health news, new research findings, weird facts about your body you wish you didn't know about, how in the world docs should use social media, and anything else you or I want to explore. Most of all, I just want people to be excited to discuss medicine.

The Doctor Blog

Founded in 2007 with a mission of improving access to healthcare, ZocDoc is a free service that allows patients to find a nearby doctor or dentist who accepts their insurance, see their real-time availability, and instantly book an appointment via or ZocDoc’s free apps for iPhone or Android

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The Doctor Weighs in (aka TDWI) is a blog about all things health and health care. We have both regular and occasional contributors. Some of the posts are original and others are reposted with permission of the authors. We curate the materials carefully to be sure they are well written and offer a diversity of opinion.

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Our mission We help understand digital health technologies to bring healthcare into the 21st century.

The Underwear Drawer

The online journal of an Anesthesiology resident in New York City trying to get used to the idea of calling herself "Doctor" without using those finger air quotes.

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