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July 29, 2005

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Just to mention that i named the blog as "Medicine and Man" because of the rhyme and not because I focus only on men.

I have no intention of hurting anyones feelings.

Sudeep

Hey Sudeep, thanks for commenting. It's not that you hurt feelings with the name of your blog (well, not mine anyway.) I mean there are men's health magazines just as there are women's.

I love alliteration as much as the next person, but I think in this case you place a barrier between you and your many of your potential readers.

Thanks for the tip but i guess its too late to change the name of the blog ( I will definitley try some day when I come up with a better name and some extra time)

Can I just have a BlogHer moment and say I can't believe a doctor out there named his blog, Medicine and Man??? I've notice some vets focus on cats or reptiles or whatever. I guess this guy focuses on men?


I completely disagree with what Elisa Camahort wrote about the Medicine and Man blog.

Firstly, the alliterative aspect of the title is pretty obvious. Most people would not find anything distasteful about it in the least: certainly Forbes didn't - and they picked that blog out of a pool of hundreds.

Secondly, if she really did think that the blog concerned men's health issues, why should that be such a bad thing? I hardly believe she'd have made a fuss about a blog on women's health.

Thirdly, the gripe may be that "man" is being used in a generic sense to refer to humans. This I kinda sorta understand; some feminists can see paternalistic oppression in everything, and the use of male nouns and pronouns to denote both sexes in English has some of them in very bunched panties.

I've always thought this idea both 1. much ado about nothing, and 2. hypocritical: the very same folks who gripe about it are the ones who use feminism, for example, to denote the idea of equality between both sexes, such that a man who believes that the sexes deserve equal treatment must label himself feminist. Feminists (there's that word again) who believe that descriptors ought to be gender neutral ought to start the preaching at home.

As I say in my comments above, there's nothing wrong with having a men's health focus, but I could tell he doesn't mean to have one. I think it's bad MARKETING, not outrageously offensive.

Great blog I hope we can work to build a better health care system. Health insurance is a major aspect to many.

Macgrath
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Health can be defined negatively, as the absence of illness, functionally, as the ability to cope with everyday activities, or positively, as fitness and well-being.In any organism, health is a form of homeostasis. This is a state of balance, with inputs and outputs of energy and matter in equilibrium (allowing for growth). Health also implies good prospects for continued survival. In sentient creatures such as humans, health is a broader concept.

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