Nominations Accepted for HAL Medical Blog Awards


The Annual HAL Medical Blog Awards

Health and Life is proud to announce it is accepting nominations for the annual Health and Life (HAL) Medical Blog Awards!  Nominations will be accepted until June 20th and the awards given on July 5th.

There is currently $200 in cash prizes, courtesy of Apredica.

The HAL Medical Blog Awards highlight top blogs in various areas of health and medicine.  After compiling a list of nominations as well as top blogs we identify, we will narrow the list down to the very best according to various criteria.

If there is a medical blog you enjoy reading, please consider nominating it.

We are accepting nominations for 4 main categories:

1) The Halls of Research Blog Award – to be given to top blogs run by academic institutions that make medical issues accessible to the general public.

2) Future Leaders of Biomed Award – to be given to top blogs covering biology and medical issues that are by graduate students with exceptional promise

3) Must Read Medical Blog Award – to be given to blogs in the area of health and medicine that are particularly well written or interesting, that are overall must reads.

4) The Health Muckraker Award – to be given to blogs that are modern day health muckrakers, in the tradition of The Ladies Home Journal and Sinclair’s The Jungle, whose investigative journalism led to the formation of the FDA.

We have a 5th and final category to be revealed when the awards are given.  As our corporate email is glitchy, please send nominations to or leave a comment on this article.

Apredica provides pharmacokinetic and drug toxicity studies.  They are recognized for providing ADME, toxicity, and pharmacokinetic as well as other preclinical testing services that aid in the drug-discovery process.

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  2. I don’t get around much lately, Internet-wise, and am not able to read much online, but I’ll name a few anyway (in no particular order):

    Alison Bass’s (author of Side Effects blog.
    Beyond Meds
    Carlat Psychiatry Blog
    Furious Seasons
    Seroxat Suffers – Stand and Be Counted
    Madness Radio

    The International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology, Inc. (ICSPP) Blog:

    I won’t include anymore links otherwise my comment will get marked as spam. Those sites shouldn’t be hard to find. ICSPP seems to have moved from to

    The psychology and psychiatry links on the former site are provided by the domain registrar, Network Solutions, ostensibly, and ICSPP no longer operates it. The blog link I provided above I got to by navigating their new web site address.

  3. Greetings.
    I hereby respectfully nominate my blog, DermMatters, for the HAL Medical Blog Awards.
    Please let me know if you need any additional information on, or links to, specific posts.
    Many thanks.

    James J. Gormley
    Editor, JDD
    377 Park Avenue South, 6th floor
    New York, NY 10016
    Direct 646.736.4328
    Fax 212.213.5435

  4. Hey there

    1 – Psychotherapy Brown Bag ( doctoral student at Florida State University discussing studies and research in clinical psychology, CBT and psychiatry

    2 – Pass

    3 – Serial Insomniac ( – candid, intelligent and tragically witty commentary on life with a range of mental illnesses

    4 – Mental Nurse ( – aside from general MH nursing matters and round-up of great mental health blogging, MN have investigated deficiencies in NHS mental health care, NHS overspends on PR and have consistently investigated and campaigned on the issue of psychotherapy regulation in the UK.

    I will email thes also.

    Best wishes

  5. sir when will be the next blog award nominations accepted how to participate?

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