Each one of these people cuts through hype and makes me feel smarter:
- Hilda Bastain – Editor & curator, PubMed Health. I’m addicted to her cartoons: Statistically funny. And I’m a new fan of her SciAm blog: Absolutely Maybe.
- @Laikas – Medical librarian, scientist, mom, human. I’m addicted to posts like: “Medpedia, the Medical Wikipedia, is Dead. And we Missed its Funeral…“
- Marya Zilberberg – Physician blogger, health services researcher. She doesn’t post often, but each one is a gem. Don’t take my word for it: read Laika’s review of Marya’s book, Between the Lines. Finding the Truth in Medical Literature.
- Jordan Rau – writes for Kaiser Health News. I’m addicted to his dry and sometimes even wicked tweets and RTs.
- Gary Schwitzer – Publisher, HealthNewsReview.org and Health News Watchdog blog. I’m addicted to his independence and truth-telling.
- Ben Goldacre – Doctor, blogger, author. Another in the category of wicked, no-he-didn’t-yes-he-did tweets. I’m addicted to his nerd cheerleading.
Another one to watch: my Pew Research Center colleagues working on the Fact Tank blog. Every post is scrupulously reported.
Note: there are many more people I follow in this category, but this is a good start. Who would you add?
(Previous post in this new series: Parents.)