The unexpected death of NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert in June shocked many Americans, who suddenly saw themselves at risk for heart trouble. Heart-healthy diets gained traction in 2008, along with tips for recognizing symptoms of heart disease.
Those topics are among the most viewed heart-related stories on WebMD for 2008.
2008 Year in Review
Sex and skin, digestion and diet, matters of the heart, mind, and more --
these hot topics attracted WebMD readers in 2008.
Take a look at the year's top health stories, slideshows, and video.