Top 50 Health Blogs

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This is a guest post from Kristen Sala, senior manager, electronic media, and Beth Blanchard, senior supervisor, Internet and East Asian media.

The Fourth Annual Social Media Summit, presented by Ragan Communications and hosted by Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, is in-session this week. The summit highlights social media’s role in the health care industry.

In honor of this, and in light of the cold that’s going around our Chicago office (ah-choo!), we ranked the top 50 independent blogs in North America focusing on health.

The list was created using Cision’s media database and blogs are ranked based on our Cision Influence Rating.  These blogs cover a variety of topics like mental health and dieting, and go beyond offering healthy recipes and exercises to explain the fundamentals of how certain foods and medicine affect one’s body, offer news on healthcare policy and politics, and take readers into the world of healthcare technology.

Rank Outlet Influence Rating
1 Mark’s Daily Apple 88
2 Diet Blog 82
3 Fitness Tips for Life 71
4 The Last Psychiatrist 70
5 Pharmalot 69
6 Science-Based Medicine 69
7 Natural Holistic Health Blog 67
8 Digital Doctor 65
9 Disease Proof 65
10 Medgadget 65
11 BrainBlogger 64
12 DrPullen.com 64
13 Diabetes Update 63
14 Health Goes Strong 62
15 Six Until Me 62
16 In The Pipeline 61
17 Nutrition Diva 61
18 Healthy Fellow 60
19 HISTalk Blog 60
20 Alzheimer’s Reading Room 58
21 Diabetes Mine 58
22 Virology Blog 58
23 Movin’ Meat 57
24 Polite Dissent 57
25 Fitbuff 56
26 The New Prostate Cancer InfoLink 56
27 Thriving 56
28 Celiac Disease Blog 55
29 Dr. Andrew Weil’s Daily Health Tips 55
30 Crass-Pollination 54
31 Highlight HEALTH 54
32 Women’s Health News 54
33 Dental Heroes 53
34 The Health Care Blog 53
35 Health Care Renewal 53
36 The Great Fitness Experiment 52
37 Vitals Spotlight 52
38 Addiction Inbox 51
39 Enviroblog 51
40 Nutrition Fitness Life 51
41 Senior Housing News 51
42 The Beating Edge 50
43 e-Patients.net 50
44 Healthcare Economist 50
45 eHealth 49
46 Long-Term Living Blog 49
47 Adventures in Autism 48
48 Battle Diabetes Blog 48
49 Dr. Deb 48
50 Science of Love, Sex, and Babies 48


Know of a great health blog that didn’t make the list? Contact Kristen Sala.



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    Thanks for the shout out! Love the blog suggestions. I look forward to checking them out. – Sam Hosenkamp, Social Media Director at Ragan Communications – @SamHosenkamp