What sets important health stories apart is that they involve all of us on a personal level even if we don’t know it at the time.
It may be a story that transfixes us because its impact is immediate or it may be a story that’s a bit under the radar but may later change the way we look at health.
For that reason, choosing five stories out of thousands is never easy, because only some are obvious.
This year, WebMD chose stories that challenged our ideas about diet and nutrition, about public health, and about our understanding of disease.
read the stories chosen by WebMD for 2011 - click here