Top Five Health Stories Of 2011 That You Can Do Something About

December 30, 2011 10:04 am 0 comments

What happens in 2011 stays in 2011, but when it comes to health news that we can act on, its benefits can “carry forward,” as the tax attorneys say. Here are five top health stories from 2011 that readers can actually do something with:

The New York Times’ Gretchen Reynolds reports that her column Can Exercise Keep You Young? got more page views and more comments than any other piece she published.

The Boston Globe lists the 15 biggest stories, starting with new recommendations for PSA tests based on the conviction that screening healthy men for prostate cancer does more harm than good.

CBS News chose mounting evidence that sports-related head blows may cause chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease marked by depression, dementia, and other Alzheimer’s-like symptoms.

The Washingtonian goes with new recommendations for PSA testing, followed by Michelle Obama’s unveiling of MyPlate, the new guide to healthy eating that replaced the food pyramid, which USDA officials deemed too complex.

USA Today‘s most read health story gives us the goods on Bill Clinton going vegan.

Last, and very possibly least, are SportsGeezer’s best read stories of 2011.


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