A Brief Blog Profile: Dr. Deb
I'm a big believer in paying things forward, so I'll be celebrating next week's (specifically Feb. 10-16) International Random Acts of Kindness Week.
According Serani, research shows that "tiny acts of kindness ripple exponentially across social experiences -- essentially sparking a contagiousness of generosity and cooperativeness."
"A single kind act influences dozens more," she writes.
Other notable posts by Serani include 10 tips for dealing with a teacher-bully and this incredibly hard post, the dos and don'ts: talking about death with your child.
Follow @DeborahSerani on Twitter.
In other health-related news, we covered a host of health blogs over the past year. Some of our favorites include:
fiveRemedies.com is dedicated to helping folks heal naturally with simple home remedies. This is an interesting site, and it covers a lot of territory. In addition to remedies, other content includes organic living, herbal remedies, alternative medicines, homeopathy, naturopathy, and other forms of alternative and complementary medication.
The Health Care Blog publishes posts and reprints on health care, economics, health tech and national health care policy. Its scope and depth is pretty amazing, and it reaches a large audience -- 500,000 health care professionals and consumers following the industry.
Superbug has been named among the top 10 science blogs by Real Clear Science. It's written by Maryn McKenna, a "journalist and author who writes about public health, global health, medicine, and food policy, but it's OK with her if you just call her Scary Disease Girl, since almost everyone else does."
BlackDoctor.org is a comprehensive online health resource for African Americans and aims to be a "daily resource for healthier, happier living, and your daily medicine." It also appears to be a pretty popular site, garnering more than 540,000 likes on Facebook.